A Little, Aloud series
The Reader Organisation is proud to present A Little, Aloud for Children, an inspirational collection of stories and poems specially selected for reading aloud with children and young people.
Following the success of A Little, Aloud, we have a brand new anthology to read and share, edited once again by Angela Macmillan with help from The Reader Organisation’s team of Young People’s Project Workers. Featuring a foreword from Michael Morpurgo along with extracts ranging from modern-day favourites (David Almond, Jacqueline Wilson, Frank Cottrell Boyce) to timeless classics (Kipling, Dickens, E.Nesbitt), A Little, Aloud for Children (David Fickling, 2012) is the perfect book for sharing with family and friends.
Reading aloud creates a precious space and a time that is spent exclusively together. It is never too early or too late to start.
Children of all ages will find something to enjoy in this remarkable anthology, as will parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, friends, and carers. Why not visit the dedicated A Little, Aloud for Children blog to find out more and tell us what you’ve been reading, and who you’ve been reading it aloud with?
Buy A Little, Aloud for Children directly from us
All proceeds go towards supporting The Reader Organisation’s work.
The cheapest way to buy A Little, Aloud for Children is directly from us – only £5.99 (plus £2.20 postage and packaging). Send a cheque to the following address:
The Reader Organisation
The Friary Centre
The book is also available in all good bookshops or online.
A Little, Aloud
Inspired by our Get Into Reading sessions and edited by Angela Macmillan, A Little, Aloud is an anthology of prose and poetry for reading aloud to someone that you care for. All proceeds from the book go directly to support our outreach work.
Buy A Little, Aloud directly from us
You can buy A Little, Aloud for only £5.99 (plus £2.20 postage and packaging). Send us a cheque (made payable to The Reader Organisation) at the address at the bottom of this page and help to support our valuable outreach work.
“A Little, Aloud is wonderful: a luscious, challenging enticement to read and hear and share the love of doing both.” Booker Prize-winner, Howard Jacobson
Stories are made to be shared; the telling and sharing of stories with others is woven into the fabric of our everyday lives. Most of us will remember being tucked up with a bedtime story as a staple of our childhood, and how rewarding but more importantly, how comforting it was. Why should we miss out on that pleasure as an adult?
A Little, Aloud (Chatto & Windus, 2010) provides a selection of carefully selected literature designed especially to be read aloud to someone you care for, a partner, child, sick or elderly relative. All the chosen texts in the anthology – edited by Angela Macmillan – have been tried and tested by our trained facilitators in Get Into Reading groups and offer something to delight everyone; from Shakespeare to Seamus Heaney, Black Beauty to Madame Bovary. Arranged into small sections that cover a range of topics and themes, each is supplemented by reading notes which recall the conversations, observations and anecdotes of Get Into Reading group members. These personal responses to pieces of literature, show just how deeply and powerfully the act of reading can resonate with us all.
a little, aloud workshop
If you work with elderly or vulnerable people, we also offer a special A Little, Aloud Workshop to demonstrate how you can use the anthology to make a big difference to the lives of the people you care for.