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Share A Million Stories

Share A Million Stories

We did it! You are officially amazing...

Thank you to everyone who took part in our Share A Million Stories campaign in 2020. We have been bowled over by your support in helping us to smash our target, with an amazing 2.4 million story shares in schools, nurseries, bedrooms, bookshops, libraries, prisons, football stadiums, theatres, TV studios and online across the UK & Ireland throughout World Book Day month (Thursday 27 February – Sunday 29 March 2020).

But, story sharing doesn’t have to stop there… our Reading Revolution aims to help change children’s lives, by making story-sharing a habit of a lifetime, creating readers for life and sparking millions of imaginations. While you are spending time at home over the coming weeks, make time in your day to spend at least 10 minutes a day, every day, sharing stories together to keep us all calm, creative and inspired. Here are some fun ideas to help you:

  • See our range of brilliant resources for story-sharing ideas and inspiration (scroll down the page and click on the circles)
  • See some of the super share-o-meters created in schools nationwide
  • Stream free audiobooks – thanks to the lovely publishers we partner with, we’ve been able to offer free audiobooks for an extended amount of time
  • Download a certificate to reward your story-sharers
We have shared 2,472,988 stories.
Help us share a million stories.

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Congratulations to our super story-sharers & prizewinners

Beddington Infants' School, Wallington
The Murrayfield Nursery, Edinburgh
The Powell Family, Somerset
St Cedd's School, Essex
Southend Library, Essex
The Hollinshead Family, Shropshire
Big Robins Nursery, Stafford
Children's Bookshop, Huddersfield
The Fishwick Family, Northamptonshire

Following Share a Million Stories on Twitter

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9 hours ago
Love this idea! Why don't you create your own #CircleOfReading with family and friends? https://t.co/DD9KgcZ2i0
4 days ago
We've got a brand new series of author readings on our YouTube channel! Here's the brilliant @onjairauf reading from The Boy at the Back of the Class: https://t.co/sFdPAmemTE https://t.co/vuMj3qjGpl
6 days ago
In the diary! Looking forward to sharing our favourite ideas for enjoying stories together #ReadingTogether https://t.co/93eJpQTp99
The Reading Agency @readingagency
Save the Date! Reading Together Day - 16 July 2020. Families are invited to join a celebration of reading with ​a full day of activity from over 15 collaborators, including us! Schedule to be announced Thursday 9 July. For more info: https://t.co/YYDjiOVgsS #ReadingTogether https://t.co/feW4XNxLsH
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