This year the Children's Bookshow will enable 10,000 children to see an author or illustrator live on stage and give 1800 children the chance to work with a writer or artist in their own classroom. What we are doing is vital to boost literacy levels across the country.
The report states that only 1 in 4 pupils have had an author visit in the last academic year and that children from the poorest backgrounds are likely to miss out. In 2019, 80% of our tour is in areas of high deprivation. We are working to try and breakdown socio-economic barriers to a love of reading.
Please support our work http://thechildrensbookshow.com/donate
To read the National Literacy Trust report https://literacytrust.org.uk/research-services/research-reports/impact-writer-visits-children-and-young-peoples-literacy-engagement/