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Happy New Year and New Reading

2019-05-03T15:52:14+00:00

Founder of Reading Force, Alison Baverstock, reflects on her long-lasting Forces friendships, the next generation, and a new year’s resolution… We spent New Year with family friends in France. The original friendship, between us and a couple we met when we were both posted by the Army to Wiltshire, has been maintained by the next generation and we were there with their eldest child, herself a member of the Forces, her friends and our daughter. Everyone in the group of ten had a link with the Military, either currently serving or having grown up as the child of a Serviceperson – [...]

Happy New Year and New Reading 2019-05-03T15:52:14+00:00

Christmas for Forces families… and being miles apart

2018-12-20T14:37:33+00:00

We send books to Forces families all year round to enjoy sharing, whether a family is together at home or separated by deployment or training. But with Christmas fast approaching, we’re especially thinking about families who will have a loved one away from home on Christmas day and through the holiday season. Over this festive period, we’re aiming to send around 1,000 books to help families just that little bit. Here, four mums share their situations and thoughts on Christmas in the military and how books and sharing stories across the miles can help... Sian and four year old daughter Amelie [...]

Christmas for Forces families… and being miles apart 2018-12-20T14:37:33+00:00

‘But what do I do with the scrapbook?’ One family’s crafting journey and top tips for scrapbooking

2018-11-21T12:06:42+00:00

Julie Boyle found out about Reading Force from a post shared on a military wives Facebook page, when her daughter Chloe was not yet two. “I looked and thought that sounds brilliant.” She ordered a scrapbook and book through the Reading Force website. Since then the family have completed three scrapbooks and take great pleasure in crafting them. Here, Julie shares her Reading Force experience and top tips for scrapbooking… I was so excited waiting for our first scrapbook to arrive and to see Chloe’s face when she received the new book! Chloe has enjoyed reading since she was tiny so [...]

‘But what do I do with the scrapbook?’ One family’s crafting journey and top tips for scrapbooking 2018-11-21T12:06:42+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

“We switched the TV off and sat together reading the book…”

2018-06-04T11:20:23+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).

“We switched the TV off and sat together reading the book…” 2018-06-04T11:20:23+00:00

“Best father/daughter experiences we’ve done together.”

2018-06-04T11:19:59+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).

“Best father/daughter experiences we’ve done together.” 2018-06-04T11:19:59+00:00

“Dad had to go to Afghanistan before we could finish it…”

2018-06-04T11:19:36+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).

“Dad had to go to Afghanistan before we could finish it…” 2018-06-04T11:19:36+00:00

“Reading together when we can has helped with continuity.”

2018-06-04T11:19:02+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).

“Reading together when we can has helped with continuity.” 2018-06-04T11:19:02+00:00

“The scrapbook was a great motivator, thank you”

2018-06-04T11:18:05+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).

“The scrapbook was a great motivator, thank you” 2018-06-04T11:18:05+00:00

“A fantastic way to connect with family.. who are a long way away”

2018-06-04T11:17:47+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).

“A fantastic way to connect with family.. who are a long way away” 2018-06-04T11:17:47+00:00
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