Booktime: 700,000 free books for UK children


Funnybones by Janet and Allan Ahlberg700,000 free books go to children across the UK

This autumn term Pearson, with support from UK charity Booktrust and the Department for Children Schools and Families (DCSF), is giving 700,000 free book packs to 4-5 year olds across the UK. The packs contain a copy of Puffin children's classic Funnybones by Janet and Allan Ahlberg and a leaflet for parents with tips and advice about reading to their children.


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