Quick Reads have new titles

To celebrate the publication of eight brand-new Quick Reads titles in February 2012, we’re encouraging adults across the country to fall in love with reading.

Quick Reads are brilliant, bite-sized books specially written by bestselling authors and celebrities. With a great range of titles on offer, they are the perfect tool for inspiring adults to pick up a good book. People who have stopped reading or find reading tough often experience the enjoyment and benefits of reading for the first time with Quick Reads, giving them the confidence and encouragement to go on to read more.

This year’s authors include Maeve Binchy, Alexander McCall Smith, James Caan and Tony Parsons to name but a few. Find out more about the brand new titles.

A great resource for use in any setting

With their short, accessible format, Quick Reads are widely used in Skills for Life and ESOL classes in colleges, community centres, libraries, prisons and workplaces across the country. They are also popular in hospitals, stroke recovery units, dyslexia centres, care homes, family learning groups, pre-schools, organisations working with homeless people and Traveller communities, and Army and RAF bases.

 

Register to receive the latest Quick Reads information and resources so that we can help you make the most of these books. We’re also offering you the opportunity to tell us how we can make Quick Reads work better for you. Tell us!
Quick Reads Reading Breaks

This year, to provide a hook to engage as many adults as possible in reading, we’re encouraging organisations across the country to hold a Quick Reads Reading Break. Free downloadable toolkits to support Reading Break organisers can be downloaded from the Quick Reads website.Workplace packs and Family Reading Break packs, which include discounted copies of the brand-new titles, are also available to purchase to support your activities.

Reading Break activity will kick-start on Tuesday 7 February 2012 to coincide with the launch of the new titles, and activities will run through to World Book Day on Thursday 1 March 2012 and beyond. Find out more.

New resources available soon

Look out for a range of other downloadable resources that will be available from February 2012, including chapter samplers, author interviews, learning resources and a toolkit for reading groups. Register now to find out more.

Look out for a range of other downloadable resources that will be available from February 2012, including chapter samplers, author interviews, learning resources and a toolkit for reading groups. Register now to find out more.

Provided at cost by authors and publishers to support the Quick Reads charity, Quick Reads are only £1.99 each.