When a child becomes a reader they get the very best chance in life

Become a volunteer

"It's lovely to do something that you know makes such a huge difference for a child. I leave the school with a spring in my step! ” Help create readers by becoming a reading helper volunteer


Author: Emma Van Allan

Become a school partner

"It's the one intervention we would not be without" Become a Coram Beanstalk school and together we'll create readers for pleasure in your school


Author: Yoann Van Nuwenborg

Explore our resources

“If you want to give a child an unfair advantage, read with them” Explore our Book of the Month recommendations and other reading resources


Author: Emma Van Allan


of schools said they saw an improvement in general attitude to learning in the children receiving Coram Beanstalk's support

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Latest news and blogs

  • Win books for your nominated school library!

    Coram Beanstalk, The Alligator's Mouth Book Shop and The Bright Agency are once again offering schools the opportunity to win a set of the ten books longlisted for The Alligator’s Mouth Award 2024, which champions both authors and illustrators of highly illustrated children’s fiction. Nominate a UK-based school to win a set of the ten longlisted books for their school library here... Read more

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    Having delivered over 40 of our Reading Leaders courses in secondary schools across the country since September, we're delighted to be receiving so much positive feedback and have even appeared in a recent Ofsted report. Read more here... Read more

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  • 6 ways graphic novels encourage reading for pleasure

    Our friends at Parrot Street Book Club generously give us a 50p donation for every book they ship to their subscribers. Here, Emily Bright and Sarah Campbell, founders of the book subscription service for children, have written about the 6 ways in which graphic novels can encourage reading for pleasure! Read more

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