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Put reading at the heart of your family

One of the best things about reading books is sharing and talking about them with family and friends – and if you have a family member or friend in the Armed Forces then Reading Force is for you! Whether your loved ones are at home or away, all can get involved. So join the fun and sign up to receive your free book and special scrapbook. It’s free and easy – and brings families and friends closer together.

Pre-schools, schools, community groups, HIVEs, Welfare Units, and other organisations can join the fun. Get involved and encourage Service children and families to do Reading Force. Find out how you can receive a free resources pack and set up Reading Force in your setting or group.

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My Summer Reads

My Summer Reads

Hello Reading Force families! I'm Emma, I'm a Pad Brat and school librarian and I write a regular blog here about reading and Forces life. The summer holidays are when I really like to get into reading – whether it’s lazing by the pool with a good book, or having a...

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'Never assume resilience in Forces children'

'Never assume resilience in Forces children'

Reading Force founder and Director, Dr Alison Baverstock, has written an insightful blog for TES - the key policy publication for education - about Forces children and how they can be better supported by schools. Written in response to the recently published report by the Children’s Commissioner on forces children, Alison...

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Books Featuring Forces Children

Books Featuring Forces Children

Hello Reading Force families! I'm Emma, I'm a Pad Brat and school librarian and I write a regular blog here about reading and Forces life. Forces life is unique. There are very few other lifestyles that allow children to travel and experience different cultures so freely and fully in a safe...

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‘You’re all authors’ - Colinton Primary School’s Jeffrold Stories

‘You’re all authors’ - Colinton Primary School’s Jeffrold Stories

Children’s author Vivian French launched Reading Force activity at Colinton Primary School, Edinburgh, in March. Vivian, who has written over 300 books, including The Cherry Pie Princess and Robe of Skulls, became an author later in life as she was told at school she was no good at writing! At Colinton she...

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