News and views Views Designing a reading corner to engage reluctant readers By Ruth Duncan from Tidy Books, a corporate supporter of Beanstalk Tidy Books has been in partnership with Beanstalk since 2014, and with every product we sell online, we’re proud to donate a portion of that sale to help Beanstalk ensure that every child discovers the magic of reading. The Beanstalk London team recently came to us with a book storage challenge: How could we help their reading helpers find the right book to encourage a reluctant child to read? They wanted to create a welcoming reading corner in their offices for volunteers looking for the ideal book to interest a child who’s finding books daunting. Getting the right book builds a rapport with the child. That’s why it's so important to make book collections easy to browse. When we visited the Beanstalk office, we got a glimpse of their love of books, and we realised the scale of the challenge they’d set us! Books are stacked to the ceiling, there are books on the floor, and shelves of games stacked behind the door. Win the perfect reading corner! We knew it was a perfect opportunity to design a practical book storage solution for their office with the help of Tidy Books' followers and Beanstalk supporters. So we’ve created a competition to win one of Tidy Books’ bookcases AND help the Beanstalk team create a reading corner in their tiny office space. To help that perfect book we created a storage design wish list for Beanstalk’s office: A Tidy Books Bookcase to display themed picture books, which are often hard to store and see. A Tidy Books Box to be used for returning books. Two Sorting Boxes to store Beanstalk’s range of educational games. The best thing is that every Beanstalk supporter can help create this reading corner, and get the chance to win their very own designer Tidy Books bookcase! Entering our competition All you need to do is: Visit the Tidy Books Facebook Page. Follow the 3 simple steps and be in with a chance to win yourself a super Tidy Books designer bookcase! For every 100 competition entries, we'll donate a Tidy Books bookcase to kit out Beanstalk’s reading corner! The competition ends 11th June 2017, midnight. Good luck!