Welcome to Reading Lives, a conversation about reading and our initiative to find out what’s happening to children’s reading in family life. Join us here and on twitter to discuss what it takes to inspire children to read, today and in the future. @EgmontUK #ReadingLives

Are we overlooking the real benefits of children reading?

Alison David

April 11th 2013 by Alison David

The first chapter of our new Reading Street report into children’s reading reveals that some of the key benefits of reading for pleasure in childhood are being over-looked because of a challenging set of circumstances faced by families and the way we live today. Over the past 6 months we’ve been observing the reading habits […]

How do you make reading exciting? Just listen.

Gillian Laskier

February 21st 2013 by Gillian Laskier

I was privileged to take part in a paired reading scheme at a local school organised by Egmont recently. I had forgotten the joy and frustration  of  being a six-year-old – my own children having passed that particular milestone a decade or more ago and enjoying a whole raft of other joys and frustrations. At […]

Move Over Ant and Dec – it’s Ant and Bee for Me

Alison David

February 5th 2013 by Alison David

This week, two of my childhood friends came back to our bookshops for the first time in over 20 years – Ant and Bee. I’ll be honest; I had a lump in my throat because the Ant in a bowler hat and the umbrella-toting Bee taught me how to read and they  were the very […]