National Year of Reading 2012


The Reading Hour is back for 2014!

Put Tuesday 19 August 6-7pm in your diaries and stay tuned for updates on events, competitions and how your family, business, school or library can help us celebrate the importance of reading again this year. 

The Reading Hour initiative reminds parents and caregivers that reading together doesn’t have to be a massive undertaking in their busy lives, and that sharing a book with a child for 10 minutes a day - or just over an hour a week - will still give that child the best chance of becoming a good reader along with all the social and educational benefits it brings.

COWZAT! Reading Hour Giveaway Winners

Thanks to our amazing friends at Colour Me Films and Cricket Australia, we gave away hundreds of free downloads of COWZAT! in honour of The 2013 Reading Hour and received loads of lovely feedback about the fun children all over the country had playing with it. A huge thank you to all our supporters and friends who made this possible.

And thanks to our supporters Get Reading! and ALIA we were able to give three families an iPad Mini each to continue their reading and playing together.

Andy Griffiths & The Reading Hour at Melbourne Writers Festival!

Our fearless and fabulous national ambassador Andy Griffiths will be leading a host of Love2Read stars at a fun free event hosted by the Melbourne Writers Festival and 774 ABC Melbourne.

Help us countdown to The Reading Hour!

Friends and supporters you can easily help us countdown to the 2014 Reading Hour by adding our timer code to your website, blog or social media pages.

The Reading Hour timer will countdown to Tuesday 19 August and helping you to promote your own Reading Hour celebrations as well as helping us spread the message of the importance of reading.

Win win we say!

Join our national network of reading advocates!

Does your library, business, organization, or school, believe in the importance of reading and literacy?

Then we want you on the Love2Read team!

COWZAT! Super Giveaway - a FREE ebook for everyone!

Download the delightful interactive children's ebook COWZAT! for FREE on Saturday 24 August.

Then enter the competition to win a story time with Tim Ferguson or one of three iPad minis!