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Reading is fun!. It’s important you read over the summer. Here’s why…. Reading opens the imagination. “Imagination is more important than knowledge.

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reading is fun
Reading is fun!

It’s important you read over the summer.

Here’s why…

reading opens the imagination
Reading opens the imagination

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.

For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”

Albert Einstein

11 th sept 2013 www ioe ac uk 89938 html
11th Sept 2013,

Here is the science

  • Children who read for pleasure are likely to do significantly better at school than their peers, according to new research from the Institute of Education (IOE).
  • The IOE study, which is believed to be the first to examine the effect of reading for pleasure on cognitive development over time, found that children who read for pleasure made more progress in maths, vocabulary and spelling between the ages of 10 and 16 than those who rarely read.
www cityofreaders org

1) From 21st July, read & feed into each monthly chapter of Frank Cottrell Boyce’s new book


2) Come to

The Secret Garden of Stories children’s literature festival, Calderstones Park

Thursday 28th-Saturday 30th August

10am-4pm daily More info at


3a) Come to the Giants Prelude at Central Library & St John’s Gardens, Thursday 24th July, 10.30am-2.30pm

  • -storytelling
  • -stilts
  • -bookydip
  • All activities are free to the public. Please bring your sun cream/wrap up warm and bring folding chairs or blankets.

3b) Come to the Giants’ Bedtime Read of the BFG

Newsham Park, Friday 25thJuly, 8-9.30pm

Full info at


3c) Enter the Giants writing competition


4) Come to Liverpool International Music Festival and read on the beach! Sefton Park, Friday 22nd – Monday 25th August. Full info at


5) Do the summer reading challenge through your local library or online at

so give us 5
So give us 5!

1) Read & contribute to Frank Cottrell Boyce’s online book

2) Come to The Secret Garden of Stories children’s literature festival, CalderstonesPark

3) Get involved in the Giants Spectacular

4) Come to read on the beach, Sefton Park

5) Do the summer reading challenge