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Tracy Beaker creator receives more letters about bullying than ever before

'Over-stimulated children find no quiet times to enjoy reading'

Children are so over-stimulated by mobile phones and computer games that they never have a quiet moment to read, a new report by the publishers of the Mr Men and Winnie the Pooh books will warn.

John Boyne tells authors: don’t be afraid of writing for children

The  author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas has urged other writers not to be “frightened” when writing for children because they “can handle a lot more than we give them credit for”.

Let books enchant you — read everything you can, Warwick Davis tells schoolchildren

Harry Potter star Warwick Davis brought the magic of reading to a classroom of excited children — and urged them to read anything they can get their hands on.

Best-seller: The novel is the latest instalment in Simon’s Mortal Gods series

Top writer Francesca Simon takes reading to new heights

Horrid Henry author shares new book at the Shard’s summit

Poet’s plates urge children to put down iPads

Poet Roger McGough has urged families to talk more over dinner instead of allowing children to stay glued to their iPads.

Get London Reading: John Lewis staff become partners in our school reading campaign

Staff from one of London’s biggest department stores have pledged to help London schoolchildren who struggle to read.

Fun day: Hugh Grant enjoys himself as he reads Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

Get Reading: Children’s laureate says fiction is the daddy for young readers

Too many fathers believe their children should read factual books instead of fiction, says children’s laureate Malorie Blackman.

Get Reading festival - see pictures from the Trafalgar Square event

The Get Reading festival took over Trafalgar Square today as celebrities gave live readings while children read along in the sun. See pictures from the event here.

Get Reading Festival: Story time with famous faces

London school pupils have been treated to readings from some very special visitors, says Anna Davis

Get Reading Festival: Taking on illiteracy – together

Our award-winning Get London Reading campaign exceeded all expectations, says David Cohen

Get Reading: Lily Cole and Hugh Grant will bring fashion and Hollywood to Trafalgar Square festival

More stars have signed up to make our Get Reading Festival this Saturday a day to remember.

Princess Beatrice

Get London Reading: Harry Potter inspired me to get reading despite my dyslexia, says Princess Beatrice

Princess Beatrice has revealed how discovering Harry Potter inspired her to read despite her dyslexia.

Get London Reading: I wouldn’t be the person I am without books, says Stephen Fry as he backs our Get Reading campaign

The most famous voice in children’s literature delighted children at a deprived school in Brixton when he read from the novel with which he is forever linked.

Get London Reading: Standard campaign wins top charity award for being ‘simple but effective’

The Evening Standard’s Get London Reading campaign has been honoured with another award.

Get Reading: Only me! Harry Enfield gets pupils laughing as he drops in to back our reading campaign

He is best known for playing Kevin the Teenager and Wayne Slob, but Harry Enfield introduced a new unseemly character to his repertoire when he read to children at a London school.

Get Reading: Homeland’s Harewood to join cast of our literacy festival

More television and literary stars have today signed up to join the Evening Standard’s festival of reading this summer.

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