A Little, Aloud, for Children by Angela Macmillan

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Research shows that the seemingly simple act of being read to brings remarkable health and happiness benefits. It stimulates thought and memory, encourages the sharing of ideas and feelings, hopes and fears. It enriches our lives and minds. This unique book offers a selection of prose and poetry especially suitable for reading aloud to children. It includes extracts ranging from modern day favourites (David Almond, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Neil Gaiman) to old classics (Kipling, Dickens, E. Nesbit), and features a foreword from Michael Morpurgo. Each piece has been chosen by the Reader Organisation, whose team has unique experience in the effect and benefits of books that immediately capture children's interest and imagination. All royalties in full will go to The Reader Organisation, the leading UK charity for reading and health.

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The Reader Organisation (TRO), founded by the charismatic Jane Davis, is a national charity dedicated to bringing about a reading revolution by making it possible for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to enjoy and engage with literature on a deep and personal level. Their 'Get Into Reading' read-aloud groups reach people who may not otherwise read, including people living in deprived areas, the mentally or chronically ill, older people living in Care Homes, prisoners, recovering addicts and excluded children. The organisation started on Merseyside but has since expanded across the UK and beyond. Angela Macmillan has worked at The Reader Organisation since its inception and runs several 'Get Into Reading' groups.
Published June 7, 2012 by David Fickling Books.
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Netty and Sid Barr, with others, went to Stokeside School: Netty in the top class, Sid in a lower one.

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