All about the Time to Read book pack 2020: The Runaway Pea

A fun story to read together, with lots of playful words in a lovely rhyming text, we think you'll love our new Time to Read book.

The Runaway Pea

Over 750,000 copies of Kjartan Poskitt and Alex Willmore's hilarious picture book will be given out to reception children during the Autumn term

Through our Time to Read programme, we want to make sure that every Reception pupil in England has their own book to treasure and share with their family at home. 

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How to get hold of The Runaway Pea

We're planning on sending out book packs to every Reception and Primary One child in England and Northern Ireland later this year to help families quickly and easily set up time to read with their new school starters.

Time to Read in previous years

Book pack 2019: The Cave

Packed full of laugh-out-loud moments, brilliant illustrations and featuring a wiggly worm on nearly every page, everyone loved The Cave.

Book pack 2018: Little Monkey

Reception children went bananas for the 2018 free book – the funny and adorable Little Monkey.

Book pack 2017: The Bumblebear

In 2017, schools across England received a free book: The Bumblebear by Nadia Shireen.

Book pack 2016: Kitchen Disco

Shake your pips! In 2016, schools across England received Kitchen Disco by by Clare Foges and Al Murphy in a special Time to Read book pack.

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