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First person (at home)

2018-10-16T16:26:39+00:00

First man is out and the Oscar predictions are in, mostly for ‘best picture’ and perhaps ‘best leading actor’ for Ryan Gosling, playing the emotionally closed Neil Armstrong. But a wave of sympathy is currently surrounding actress Claire Foy, cast in the ‘thankless role’ of his wife Janet. ‘She’s having an awful time, simply there waiting for her husband to come back and looking distressed’ (Tom Sutcliffe on Saturday Review, 13th October). On the same programme John Mullen described the home scenes as ‘incredibly dull’. Writing for the BBC, Nicholas Barber concluded both parts were ‘too unshowy to win awards.’     [...]

First person (at home) 2018-10-16T16:26:39+00:00

Books Involving Unlikely Libraries

2018-10-08T10:45:36+00:00

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. I love libraries! When I was growing up I couldn’t always access a library in every country I lived in/travelled to. These days we have more access to books as e-books exist, but back then it was a different story. Every time I would return to England I would make sure I visited the local library and read as many books as I could before travelling away again. Now I am really lucky because I AM [...]

Books Involving Unlikely Libraries 2018-10-08T10:45:36+00:00

Back to school we go…

2018-09-24T09:56:19+00:00

Alison Baverstock founded Reading Force seven years ago. With the launch of our shiny new website and the new school term, Alison reflects on why she started Reading Force…. It’s back to school time all over the country. Children are busy getting creases and scuff marks into what were their pristine new shoes. During the week ahead, universities are preparing for the arrival of a new intake of students (my day job is as an academic at Kingston University where I teach Publishing Studies – incidentally, that’s how I met Hattie Gordon, who now manages Communications and Liaison for Reading Force). [...]

Back to school we go… 2018-09-24T09:56:19+00:00

My Summer Reads

2018-10-05T09:16:51+00:00

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 staycation and escaping into fiction. I remember as a child, summer meant travel. We would go on epic long car rides from Germany to France to Italy, through Switzerland and Austria – and all the way to Gibraltar to see the border of Africa! We would always make time to [...]

My Summer Reads 2018-10-05T09:16:51+00:00

‘Never assume resilience in Forces children’

2018-09-24T08:59:16+00:00

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 outlines the realties of life for forces children and families (drawing on her own family’s experience, and that of others), and how teachers and schools can better support them and nurture resilience. You can read the blog here… Introducing her recent report on forces children, the Children’s Commissioner concludes they should [...]

‘Never assume resilience in Forces children’ 2018-09-24T08:59:16+00:00

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

2018-09-26T08:47:26+00:00

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 told the children ‘You’re all authors,’ and guided them to create characters and conjure up their own story, asking what could happen next and giving pointers on what makes a good tale. The youngsters came up with a wonderful idea about Jeffrold, an anxious tiger and were challenged to [...]

‘You’re all authors’ – Colinton Primary School’s Jeffrold Stories 2018-09-26T08:47:26+00:00

Recommendations 2

2018-05-24T11:21:57+00:00

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Recommendations 2 2018-05-24T11:21:57+00:00

Recommendations 1

2018-07-26T14:43:27+00:00

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Recommendations 1 2018-07-26T14:43:27+00:00

“This book is a great way to escape from your own real life drama.”

2018-07-13T08:09:32+00:00

We’re delighted to welcome children’s author S.P. Moss as our first guest blogger of 2017! In Susan's books, The Bother in Burmeon and Trouble in Teutonia, Billy slips back in time to the mid-20th century to have adventures with his RAF pilot granddad. These exciting and fast-paced stories were inspired by Susan’s father’s RAF life (she’s even included a glossary of RAF slang in both books).

“This book is a great way to escape from your own real life drama.” 2018-07-13T08:09:32+00:00