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Junior Reading Groups


Junior Reading Groups

Dear Parents and Teachers,

We are pleased to announce a series of new initiatives specifically designed for school-aged children.

Starting in the autumn, we will invite you to follow two online Reading Groups - the first, Book O‘Clock, is specially aimed at younger readers aged between 5 and 11 and the second, Teenagers Book Club, is suitable for adolescents.


book o clock                                                           photo 2021 08 03 18 28 39


Let’s tear children away from their smartphones and play stations and encourage them to read more in their mother tongue!

“Mission Impossible” we hear you say. Not if we join forces and help each other in this venture! Parents and teachers, who is better placed than you in trying to make children aware of the advantages of learning a second language and the impact this could have on their lives?

To assist you in getting them to enter the magic world of Italian literature for youngsters and adolescents, we have asked two experts in the field to run these Groups: Gloria Danili, a children’s author, will lead the Group for little readers, and Ernestina Meloni, a teacher of Italian at the Lycée Français “Charles de Gaulle” in London, will lead the Group for teenagers.

The Reading Groups will be conducted online, so the young participants will be able to take part from wherever they are as long as they can access the Internet, and although their faces and voices will never be recorded or broadcast, they will be able to interact with the presenters and authors through chat.

We will be setting out on a new path and we hope that we complete our journey with a new legacy: a greater number of young readers in the United Kingdom who enjoy reading in Italian!


IMPORTANT! Please register your interest by informing us of your email address by writing to:

We will then be able to keep you updated by sending you details of the Reading Groups and further information on other events and initiatives which will be of interest to younger readers.

We would like to reassure you that your e-mail addresses will only be used for this purpose.