How does it work?

How does it work?

  • We provide a fun reading challenge to excite and engage children.
  • We wow children with an assembly launch or storytime session.
  • Money for new books is generated through optional sponsorship or donations.
  • For every £5 donated, our community partner, Pop-Up Bookshop donates £1 extra free books!
  • We talk to local businesses to raise awareness and secure sponsorship.
  • Pop-Up Bookshop delivers in-person and virtual book fairs.
  • We deliver a pre-loved book fair add-on, free books for all Pupil Premium children.
  • Your school or nursery shares our Community Book Fund to maximise books.
  • All money generated is spent on new books for your school or nursery!
  • Every child who participates receives a certificate and goodie pack!

Check out our introductory promotional video including testimonials from Avonwood Primary School, Heatherlands Primary School, and Tops Day Nurseries.

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We do all the hard work!

  • We deliver bespoke events tailored to your school requirements.
  • We provide printed reading challenge sheets for every child to take home.
  • We provide digital copies of ALL  supporting event documents... all your setting needs to do is share!
  • We work digitally to support our environmental and sustainability values.
  • We maximise fundraising using a virtual book fair add-on.
  • We manage ALL the admin and donations; settings don't coordinate, chase or count!
  • We help settings select their books.
  • We provide access to teacher resources.
  • We celebrate our event success in school assemblies!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Here you will find answers to the questions we are asked most about the Great Big Read initiative. If you have any questions not covered in our FAQ section please get in touch.