We have the pleasure of collaborating with many like-minded institutions across the literacy landscape. We love the book world. We are united in our commitment to encourage reading for pleasure, particularly in our children. We know that reading matters and books change lives.
This is a selection of our partners who we are proud and blessed to work with. If you would like to join our community, we’d love to hear from you.
About The National Literacy Trust
The National Literacy Trust is dedicated to raising literacy levels across the UK.
They work to improve the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the UK's most disadvantaged communities, where one in three people have low levels of literacy.
Their research shows that during the initial school closures in 2020, 3 in 5 children and young people said that reading made them feel better. 3 in 10 said that reading helped them when they feel sad because they cannot see their family and friends.
Because low literacy is intergenerational, they focus our work on families, young people and children.
About The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education
The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education is a UK based children's literacy charity working with primary schools. Our work raises the achievement of children's reading and writing by helping schools to teach literacy creatively and effectively, putting quality children’s books at the heart of all learning. We offer courses at our literacy library in central London, deliver online training and provide a wide range of free teaching resources for Primary teachers.
About the UK Literacy Associaton
The UK Literacy Association has been working to improve literacy since 1963 and believe that excellent literacy education should be informed by a range of research. Whether you are a teacher, school, student or working in HE you can become a UKLA member and join their supportive community of skilled professionals. Celebrating children's books, the UKLA Book Awards are the only annual children's book awards judged by teachers.The UKLA Book Awards seek to celebrate children’s books in order to:
- encourage teachers to increase their professional and personal knowledge of recently published high quality children’s books
- promote the place of books for young people in all educational settings from nursery to key stage 4
About Coram Beanstalk
Coram Beanstalk sees a future where every child is a reader.
Coram Beanstalk has nearly 50 years' experience in helping to ensure that more children become confident, independent readers.
We recruit and train volunteers to become Coram Beanstalk reading helpers providing weekly 1-2-1 tailored, individual, in-person support to children aged 3 –11 years in primary schools. Our trained volunteers don't just 'listen to children read' - they provide children who are behind, with the wider support they are missing and that they need to catch up, to switch onto reading, learn to read and become readers.
Coram Beanstalk also offers training courses in secondary schools, offering older students the opportunity to become ‘Reading Leaders’ to provide reading mentoring to Year 7 and 8.
We create readers, because when a child becomes a reader, they get the very best chance in life and every child deserves that.
About The Booksellers Association
The Booksellers Association is a membership organisation for all booksellers in the UK & Ireland, representing over 95% of bookshops. LoveReading and LoveReading4Kids are members.
About National Book Tokens
We accept National Book Tokens gift cards and Bookily cards, both physical and digital, on LoveReading and LoveReading4Kids
About The Yoto Carnegies
At the Yoto Carnegies we believe that a single book has the power to ignite a lifelong passion for reading. The Yoto Carnegie Medals have dedicated over 80 years to finding and celebrating outstanding writing and illustration for children and are proud to continue lighting the way for young readers to find their next life-changing read.
The Yoto Carnegie Medal for Writing is awarded by children’s librarians for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people.
The Yoto Carnegie Medal for Illustration is awarded by children’s librarians for an outstanding book in terms of illustration, for children and young people.
In addition, the Yoto Carnegie Shadowing Scheme engages thousands of children and young people in reading the books on the shortlist via reading groups in schools and public libraries, with dedicated educational reading resources and promotional materials to support each shortlist. Each year, young people who take part in the scheme are invited to vote for their favourite books to win the Shadowers’ Choice Awards, which are announced alongside the Medal winners at the annual winners’ ceremony.
The Medals are awarded annually by CILIP, the library and information association and the Youth Libraries Group.
About The Reading Agency:
The Reading Agency is a national charity that tackles life’s big challenges through the proven power of reading. We work closely with partners to develop and deliver programmes for people of all ages and backgrounds; our vision is for a world where everyone is reading their way to a better life. We help 1.9 million people benefit from reading every year, through our programmes, our tireless campaigning, our excellent networks and our power to influence, challenge and make change happen. www.readingagency.org.uk
About the School Library Association
The SLA works towards all schools in the UK having their own (or shared) staffed library to help all children and young people fulfil their potential. School staff and children should have access to a wide and varied range of resources and have the support of an expert guide in reading, research, media and information literacy.
The SLA provides training and access to resources to support the running of school libraries and the continuing development of all staff, as well as advocating for and allowing other educational staff to maximise their understanding and use of school libraries.
About Reading Cloud
Reading Cloud provides the tools you need to build a healthy whole school reading culture where children develop lasting positive attitudes to reading.
At Reading Cloud, we firmly believe in the transformative power of the school library to develop a reading for pleasure culture, fundamental in building the core literacy and research skills needed for academic attainment whilst also nurturing a lifelong love of reading.
About The English Association
The English Association is a subject association for people passionate about English literature, language, and creative writing. The Association brings together individuals and organisations with a wealth of expertise from all sectors of education and all areas of English studies. They are both a membership association and a learned society, with a large portfolio of publications, a lively events programme, and a long history of engagement with national and international bodies concerned with the development of English. Their elective Fellowship recognises outstanding achievement in English studies and their Officers and Committee members are leaders in their field. Since its foundation in 1906, the English Association has helped to shape the discipline by connecting English teachers in schools, colleges, and universities and ensure that English is at the heart of national education. Through our publications, events, and networks, and in our campaigning, they promote dialogue, distribute knowledge, and defend the discipline.
About the Branford Boase Award
Established in 2000, the Branford Boase Award was set up in memory of award-winning author Henrietta Branford and her editor Wendy Boase who both died of cancer in 1999.
The Branford Boase Award recognises debut authors for children, celebrating and supporting new writing talent.
Uniquely, the Branford Boase Award is also shared with the book’s editor. By celebrating the relationship between editor and author, the Branford Boase Award highlights the vital role editors play, further supporting the development of industry talent and new writers.
The award has boosted the careers of ground-breaking authors including Frances Hardinge, Marcus Sedgwick, Meg Rosoff, Jenny Downham, Kevin Brooks, Siobhan Dowd and most recently Maisie Chan and Christine Pillainayagam.
Tell Us a Story, the Henrietta Branford Writing Competition runs alongside the award and attracts writing entries from young people across the UK.
The Branford Boase Award and Lovereading4Kids share an aim to highlight outstanding writing for children and to encourage young writers. We are delighted to be partners.
Find out more about the Branford Boase Award and past winners www.branfordboaseaward.org.uk.
About The Klaus Flugge Prize
Founded in 2015, the Klaus Flugge Prize is awarded annually to the most promising and exciting newcomer to children’s book illustration. It honours venerable publisher Klaus Flugge, founder of Andersen Press and a supremely influential figure in picture books. The roll call of artists Klaus Flugge has worked with reads like a textbook on children’s book illustration: David McKee, Tony Ross, Satoshi Kitamura, Michael Foreman, Susan Varley, Emma Chichester Clark, Sir Quentin Blake, Chris Riddell, Ruth Brown and David Lucas to name but a very few.
The Klaus Flugge Prize is the only prize specifically to recognise a published picture book by a debut illustrator; the winning illustrator receives a cheque for £5,000.
The prize is funded by Klaus Flugge and is run entirely independently from Andersen Press.
Recent winners include Kate Milner, Jessica Love, Eva Eland, Flavia Drago and Joseph Namara Hollis.
We are delighted to partner with Lovereading4Kids which does so much to promote picture books and early reading to parents, schools and children.
Find out more about the Klaus Flugge Prize and past winners www.klausfluggeprize.co.uk.
About the Centre for Literacy and Social Justice at The Open University (OU)
Grounded in The Open University’s historic legacy in respect of education and social justice, the Centre for Literacy and Social Justice is building systemic, collaborative capacity – within and between teachers, schools and homes – in order to address inequalities in children’s literacy experiences through research and practice. Aligning to the OU’s mission of being open to people, places, methods and ideas, the centre aims to understand and influence how literacy in its broadest sense can open up children’s worlds.