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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”.

Get Reading: Kevin Pietersen goes in to bat for literacy in London

Ashes-themed day proves big hit with pupils

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There’s nothing like the thrill of a good book, says Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall has written about the “thrill” of reading in a new book for children struggling with literacy.

Get London Reading: Nooks help pupils climb the Beanstalk

London children struggling with literacy got the first chance to read a book designed for them on an eReader.

Curious incident of a book at bedtime ... stage stars back our Get Reading festival

Theatreland has swung behind the Get Reading festival in Trafalgar Square this summer, with star names already signed up.

Boris launches our big adventure: Trafalgar Square will be transformed in giant summer festival of reading

Trafalgar Square will be transformed into a giant reading festival in the summer, the Evening Standard reveals.

Get London Reading: Kathy Lette and a tale of 1,000 free Nook eReaders

Primary school pupils and best-selling author Kathy Lette helped spearhead an exciting new era for the Evening Standard’s literacy campaign today, reading Roald Dahl’s Matilda on Nook eReaders rather than from books.

Tale of radioactive bananas helps DJ Mayo reach a new (young) audience

Presenter and author inspires pupils at our third flagship school

‘All UK schools need a Standard reading mentor’

Every school in the country must have a reading volunteer like those recruited by the Standard’s literacy campaign, a leading charity said today.

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Are you going to be Queen? You never know, answers a laughing Camilla

As Duchess is latest VIP to visit St Mary’s, headteacher says ‘who’s next, the Pope?’

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Evening Standard’s Get London Reading campaign wins award for improving the lives of Londoners

The Evening Standard’s Get London Reading campaign has won the inaugural London First Award for “improvement to Londoners’ quality of life”.

Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands with Shauna Maragh and Asseel Abukar at Hargrave Park School

The princess who wants to get the whole of Europe reading

Princess Laurentien is head of the EU High Level Group on Literacy who believes our Get London Reading campaign can kickstart a revolution across Europe. David Cohen met her at one of our flagship schools

Three cheers for London... leaders praise Standard campaigns that changed lives in 2012

Politicians and royalty today paid tribute to the “indomitable spirit” of Londoners and the “inspirational” Evening Standard for the unique bond they have forged to tackle poverty, illiteracy and unemployment in three campaigns that have transformed thousands of lives in the capital.

Pupils at St Mary’s in Battersea

Thank you, generous readers, for all you have given in 2012

After an amazing year when Londoners rallied to our campaigns, David Cohen reports on the legacy left by your action

One in five leave London primary schools without literacy basics

Almost one in five London children left primary school without a basic grasp of English and maths this year, new figures reveal.

Success of our literacy campaign inspires imitators across the UK

The Get London Reading campaign is being rolled out across the UK with a series of copycat projects.

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