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Reading for Pleasure

Reading for Pleasure

Reading for pleasure is an end in itself, but it is also the gateway to fulfilment in other ways. Research strongly suggests that reading for pleasure can boost a child's progress across a range of school subjects, in maths as well as literacy. And in turn, research also shows that higher achievement in these core subjects is intrinsically good for our society and economy in the longer term.

Of course, it's not just the young who can benefit from guidance in guidance in reading for pleasure. No adult, whether they struggled to read at school or struggle to find the time to read now, are beyond support in finding a way to read for pleasure.

What we do

The PA and its members work extremely closely with a variety of charities in the UK to promote reading for pleasure. Each month, we provide an update on their great work and tips for how you too can promote reading for pleasure, whether it be at home, in the workplace or at school.

Working alongside Save The Children's Read On, Get On campaign, we aim to get every child reading well by the age of 11 by 2025. 

World Book Day

World Book Day is an annual celebration of books and reading funded by the PA and the Booksellers Association. This event involves giving a specially-produced £1 token to school children throughout the UK to encourage them to discover the delights of their local bookshop. Since 1998, over 14 million school children each year have received special £1 tokens that they can take into bookshops to exchange for either a specially-commissioned £1 token or redeem against a full-price purchase. 

World Book Day 2018 will take place Thursday 1st March. 

Book Aid International
Book Aid International is the designated charity for World Book Day. Visit 
The Schools Helpline number is Tel: (01634) 729810, Fax: (01634) 290175 
For general World Book Day enquiries and full details on World Book Day visit

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