Adrian's story: Now I am one of the top students in my English class

Adrian - aged 13 - talks about how the Beanstalk reading helper he had in primary school has helped him discover the magic of books.Read more

Volunteers are the glue which holds our communities together

To celebrate Volunteers' Week 2017, Ginny Lunn, Beanstalk CEO and reading helper, shares why volunteers are the glue which holds our villages, towns and cities together.Read more

Designing a reading corner to engage reluctant readers

Ruth Duncan from Tidy Books, a corporate supporter of Beanstalk, shares their challenge to create the perfect reading corner and how to enter a special competition to win a Tidy Book designed bookcase!Read more

When I heard about Beanstalk I couldn't wait to get involved!

Matt Oldfield, author of the Heroes Football series and a Beanstalk reading helper, shares his experience of being a reading helper.Read more

How I overcame my nerves to become a reading helper!

In the latest installment of our reading helper stories, Steve Donoghue, a volunteer in Liverpool, shares his tale of how he dealt with his nerves of becoming a reading helper.Read more

Beanstalk comes to the WI Fair!

This week Beanstalk is lucky enough to be attending the National WI Fair taking place at Alexandra Palace between 29th March and 1st April. Find out why Beanstalk and the WI are the perfect mix!Read more

Solving Humberside's literacy crisis

Janet Skeen, our Area Manager for Yorkshire, Humberside and the North East, discusses why Beanstalk is launching in Humberside.Read more

The power of Boggle in building words

In the latest instalment of our reading helper stories, Debra Farquhar shares her experience of being a Beanstalk reading helper and the power of boggle!Read more

England's literacy crisis affects us all

Today the National Literacy Trust and Experian published new research exposing the scale of the literacy crisis in England. Ginny Lunn, Beanstalk CEO, shares her thoughts on how this affects us all.Read more

My experience of engaging boys who are reluctant readers

In the latest instalment of our reading helper stories, Catriona Taylor shares her experience of engaging boys who are reluctant readers.Read more