Super Scrapbooks!

//Super Scrapbooks!

Thank you to all those who submitted their finished scrapbooks to the April competition.

We have read and looked at every single scrapbook – they came from all over the country and from Service families overseas. We (the Reading Force team, Alison, Elaine and Hattie), looked over them with our fantastic designer, Jo, and brilliant printer, Paul, both of whom were as captivated as us.

We have been very impressed with all the work that has gone into each scrapbook. Some had amazing illustrations, others had great sections of writing and research into the book. Some were full of humour, others brought tears to our eyes. Best of all, they reflect that participants had a good time doing Reading Force! Lots of you have said you will continue to read with your family and talk about the book because it was very enjoyable.

We always find what you choose to read really interesting. Books that several of you read this year are: Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvelous Medicine, Julia Donaldson’s The Gruffalo (with lots of illustrations to give Axel Scheffler a run for his money!), and the classic picture book Not now Bernard. We were happy to see that lots of you did your scrapbook on the free books we sent you to get started, these included David Almond’s The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas, Jill Murphy’s The Worst Witch, Gillian Cross’ After Tomorrow.

We are pleased to announce that we have chosen the winners 

Everyone who sent in their scrapbook will receive a special certificate for taking part and wins the prize of the book. You will soon receive these with your scrapbook, which you can keep as a special memento.

Congratulations to the winners of our top prizes who are:

Donohoe Family – scrapbook on Dick King-Smith’s The Hodgeheg – wins the family ticket to see ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ at the Gielgud Theatre.

Clark Family – scrapbooks on Jacqueline Wilson’s Diamond – wins the prize of watching a Hello! Magazine celebrity photo shoot.

Horndean Junior School HMS Explorers – scrapbooks on Oliver Jeffers’ and David Almond’s The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas, Nicola Davies’ Whale Boy, The BFG and Liz Pichon’s Tom Gates: genius ideas (mostly) – wins the one year subscription to The Phoenix Comic.


If you took part in Reading Force this year and would like to write a short guest blog on your experience, we would love to hear from you.

Finally, we would like to say congratulations to the Hattle Family, on the birth of baby Priddy, born while Mali was doing Reading Force with her Dad, waiting for her new brother to arrive!  We hope it won’t be long before he joins in with Reading Force.

We’d like to thank all the families who have given their permission to show their scapbooks and photos – you can view them in our Gallery.

Our next competition closes on 31st October 2014.


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