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15,000 children will be 'Making Time to Read' with their free copy of The Runaway Pea!

Hot off the press! Read the latest adventures of Pea in The Runaway Pea Washed Away available now in Hertfordshire Libraries.

Thanks to the charity BookTrust, all 15,000 reception class children across Hertfordshire received their very own copy of The Runaway Pea this autumn, as part of BookTrust’s annual Time to Read campaign.

The Runaway Pea, written by Kjartan Poskitt and illustrated by Alex Willmore (Simon & Schuster (UK)), is a fun story to read together, with lots of playful words in a lovely rhyming text. There are many things to talk about, from the detail in the pictures, to the range of emotions the pea experiences on his journey. Children of all ages will enjoy the story so to share in the giggles just

Click here to enjoy listening to Librarian Hannah read The Runaway Pea

Did you know just 10 minutes a day sharing books together can have a big impact on your child’s confidence and self-esteem? It helps children develop language skills and their imagination too. BookTrust have put together lots of top tips to help you feel more at ease when reading to your child and you can find them here:

Hertfordshire Libraries have thousands of books for families to borrow and it’s free to join.

Watch Hannah tell you more about the exciting things you can find in the library

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