Re. NATIONAL HEALTH OF READING
"in answer to your question:
I reckon the biggest external threat to books/reading is etiolating attention span. The biggest internal threat is the industry's technophobia.
Macmillan Science: popular science books from the publishers of Nature"
Sara was shortlisted for this year's Kim Scott Walwyn Prize.
We've just had a visit from Izumi Satou and Kaori Sito, co-ordinators of Bookstart in Japan, which is going from strength to strength - and closely modelled on our UK scheme.
Their website is www.bookstart.net