Readathon encourages children to enjoy a good book

Grade 4 pupils Ella Copeland and Chi Canti in the library at Glen Dhu Primary School practising for the MS Readathon. Picture: PHILLIP BIGGS

Grade 4 pupils Ella Copeland and Chi Canti in the library at Glen Dhu Primary School practising for the MS Readathon. Picture: PHILLIP BIGGS

KIDS of the ’90s would have enjoyed books from the Goosebumps or Sweet Valley High series.

Children right now are reading books like the Keeper series and Our Australian Girl.

These are all examples of the books that may be hitting MS Readathon booklists when the 35-year-old educational fund-raiser begins next month.

The MS Readathon is a reading-based event that encourages children, youth and adults to read books, learn about multiple sclerosis and raise funds to assist people living with MS.

Books, ebooks, magazines, websites and newspapers can all be included in the tally.

Glen Dhu Primary School librarian Ann Lade said many children got excited about reading.

She said book trilogies and series were a great way for children to continue reading and improve their skills.

‘‘I love that moment when for the first time they read a book and enjoy it,’’ she said.

‘‘Once they get that, they’ll be reading forever.’’

To register as an individual or for your school visit the MS Readathon website.

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