Press release: The Times and The Sunday Times Books for Schools is back

Free books for schools!

The Times and The Sunday Times Books for Schools is back

 “I’m always in favour of people who want to give books to children. Hooray! More free books!”      Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen 

The Times and The Sunday Times popular Books for Schools campaign is back.  It offers every school in the country, primary and secondary, the chance to increase the number of books in its library – absolutely free.

On offer are books for all ages from such well know children’s writers as Michael

Rosen, Charlie Higson, Axel Scheffler, Jacqueline Wilson, Anthony Horowitz,

Michael Morpurgo, as well as much-loved classics from C.S Lewis and Roald Dahl. 

Titles are available for ages 3-7, 7-9, 9-11 and 11-14.

Schools’ registration is now open, with an incentive of 100 bonus tokens for each school if they sign up before 30 November.    From January 2009, on every day during each of the three school terms, readers of The Times and The Sunday Times can collect tokens that can be exchanged for free books.   With books on offer for as little as ten tokens, schools will soon benefit from hundreds of free books.

Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo, says: “This great new Times initiative gives more children increased access to great books and encourages reading for pleasure in schools.”  

Books for Schools was first launched in 1999 and in five years over 1.3 billion tokens were redeemed. Some 6.6 million books, worth more than £50 million, were put onto the shelves of schools in the UK at no cost to the schools themselves. 

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