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.

How to write a book review

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Author Luisa Plaja offers her top tips for how to write a brilliant review of the latest book you read (whether you liked it or not!).

How to read with your child

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Sharing a book with a child is fun - but not everyone is confident with books and reading aloud. Here's how to get the most out of reading together, whatever your child's age.

Arrange an author visit to your school

How to prepare and plan an event

Bringing a writer, poet, illustrator or storyteller into your child's school is a great way to inspire children and bring reading to life.

In this section

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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Information on disability and children's books

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