Tips and advice

Get useful tips and advice about how to read as a family, setting up a great bedtime routine, and how to encourage reading in your school.

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Reading tips

Get advice on reading to children, encouraging older children to read and engaging reluctant readers with exciting, page-turning books.

Books and the bedtime routine

Discover Bath, Book, Bed: simple steps to a better night's sleep with your newborn, baby or toddler.

Reading in schools

Get advice on setting up an author visit and encouraging a reading for pleasure culture in your school.

Writing tips

See a range of practical tips and inspirational advice on writing from well-known authors: from how to write poetry and short stories to tips on creating characters and getting published.

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