via https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/nov/14/children-laureates-demand-uk-government-school-library-closures

In an open letter to the government, current laureate Chris Riddell warns that school efforts to encourage reading is ‘being undermined through lack of economic and intellectual investment’. Click the link above for the full story, from The Guardian.

“…by promoting reading for pleasure, introducing our children to life-changing books and turning them into lifelong readers, school libraries are a vital resource that must be nurtured”

To view Chris Riddell’s handwritten letter to the UK government in full, click here.