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Our brilliant Summer of Reading partners

The Children's Book ProjectChildren's Book Project

Did you know that one in four disadvantaged children across the UK has fewer than ten books of their own at home? And one in eight has none. 
The Children’s Book Project is a national charity on a mission to tackle book poverty. They believe that every child should have the chance to own their own book, and to help make this happen put on special book gifting events using books donated by families across the UK.
If your bookshelves are bursting, or you've books that you've read and have grown out of, the Children's Book Project would love to find them a new home. They take donations of pre-loved books and gift them to children with very few books of their own. Imagine whose bookshelves your books might end up on next and if they could talk, the stories they would tell!

To find out more information, visit https://childrensbookproject.co.uk/donate-books/




LoveReading4Kids is the biggest and best recommendation site for children's books: reading, reviewing LR4Kand recommending so that the children in your life find their next favourite book. Since 2005 families across the nation have trusted their experts to curate a steady stream of wonderful books for every age range. You can read opening extracts to try before you buy, you can search by age range or even select by genre if you know your child has a love of a particular subject or theme. You can utilise their live price comparison engine, found on every book page, to enable to you to get the best deal from your favourite online retailer, or support and buy from over 300,000 independent bookstores across the country. You can track the books your child wants to read, the books your child has read and it even enables them to rate the books and get their book reviews published on the site. You can become part of their community for free and subscribe to their personalised newsletters which help you keep up to date with the latest and greatest book releases while receiving recommendations tailored to your child. 

We all know that reading is fundamental to the development of children. This is why it’s critical for us to provide access to a wide range of reading materials to help young people discover authors they will enjoy and books that inspire them to read more. It’s important that children see themselves in books, see names like theirs on the covers of books and see pictures of authors like them on. And they are out there. There are around 10,000 new children's titles published in the UK every year and the profile of children’s books has never been higher. Publishers are increasingly catering for kids whose reading habits are a million miles from those of our own childhoods. Thanks to this, there is tons of original, innovative content from fresh voices that speak directly and engages today’s critical, media-savvy young readers. But how do you decide what to buy? That’s where LoveReading4Kids comes in, providing a consistent and ongoing support network for parents at every stage of their parenting lifecycle, advising them on how to support their children’s development in reading. Inspiring a love of books is one of the best ways to prepare children for a lifetime of learning, encourage enjoyment of books and create readers for life. What are you waiting for…go and find the next favourite book for the children in your life!

LoveReading4Kids is part of the LoveReading portfolio of sites – www.lovereading.co.uk www.lovereading4kids.co.uk and www.lovereading4schools.co.uk. To find out more information contact kids@lovereading.co.uk



National Book Tokens NBT

National Book Tokens have been connecting books with readers since 1932. Sold and accepted in hundreds of bookshops across the UK and Ireland, when people give one of our gift cards they are giving not just a book, but the experience of discovering it for themselves. We know this is particularly important for younger readers, as research shows that children are significantly more likely to enjoy a book if they find it on their own – and reading for pleasure has been proven to have a positive affect not just on children’s learning and development, but on their wellbeing too. 

National Book Tokens want everyone to have access to books if they want them, and we work through sponsorship and our partners to get closer to that goal every day. We’ve been proud to sponsor World Book Day for nearly 25 years, giving every child in the country a chance to read – and we also support the work of other literacy charities like Read for Good and Book Aid International. 

In case you can’t tell, we’re passionate about books and reading, and we know that local bookshops are the best-placed to get books into their local communities, as well as being a crucial component of a thriving local economy. National Book Tokens can only be spent in bookshops, empowering people to spend locally when they’re indulging their love of reading, and making sure those shops – and the book-loving superheroes who work in them – are around for generations of booklovers to come. 

Find out more and search for local bookshops at nationalbooktokens.com