How about reading … in the Tardis?

School library TardisWhat an amazing photo!  This full size Tardis was built by a school DT department for the lucky pupils of Holy Rood High School in Edinburgh.  This was the idea of Librarian Rachel McCabe for reading promotion – the Tardis houses science fiction books inside.  The Tardis even makes noises when the doors are opened!  If you want to read more about the Tardis, and how this and other reading promotions have encouraged children to read in this school, then catch up with the article here:

http://www.heraldscotland.com/life-style/real-lives/battling-not-to-be-left-on-the-shelf-as-more-cuts-loom-1.1033430

World Book Night boosts sales of books

Interesting report from the Bookseller: 

Alan Bennett’s A Life Like Other People’s, one of the 25 books given away for free on World Book Night recently, takes second position in the chart thanks to a 202% week-on-week sales boost. Another of the 25, Sarah Waters’ Fingersmith, also earns a place in the chart. The terrific sales performances of all 25 “freebie” titles continue to confound World Book Night critics who suggested flooding the market with 1,000,000 free books would have a negative impact on sales.