Book Club: Cosmic comic caper

Army&You and Reading Force, the national shared reading charity for Armed Forces families, have teamed up for our popular Book Club, where young readers review the latest children’s releases. For this editi...

A book of heroes

Pippa and Gav Lehrle have been together for 15 years and an Army family for 13 of those. Gav is currently posted in Aldershot with REME while Pippa and their two boys live in Bordon. Army&You asked Gav to r...

Book review

Army&You asked five-year-old Gabriel Rousell-Crate, whose dad is a soldier, to review Secret Agent Oliver and the Football Foe Fighters, the first of a new series of books by Rachel Hayward. With a little h...

Reading charity’s Parliamentary project

READING Force headed to London to hold an exhibition about its work as the only national, shared reading charity for British Service families. The charity organised the week-long event at Westminster Palace ...

Bedtime bonus

STORYBOOK Soldiers is a free, confidential recording service allowing Forces personnel to record a bedtime story that can be played for their children if the Army requires them to be away. Your soldier will ha...

Reading Force on the road

Reading Force, the fun shared reading initiative for Armed Forces families in the UK and overseas, has just completed its first series of roadshows with award winning children’s author Tom Palmer and Jim Sells ...

Reading Force books new status

READING Force, the shared reading initiative for Service families in the UK and overseas, has become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Founded by Dr Alison Baverstock, academic and Service wife for nea...

New project for young bookworms

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and Reading Force will work in partnership to bring a new pre-school family reading project to 4,000 young Army families in Hampshire. A special launch event with children’s author,...

Love reading? Join Army&You’s Book Club!

Welcome to the A&Y Book Club. Each quarter we will be suggesting three titles for you to read and discuss. You can take part with an existing group, start a new one with military or civilian friends or even...

Force for good

WHEN Katherine Reed’s husband Jim was deployed for seven months in 2012, the mum-of-two was determined the family would remain in close touch while separated. So when a Reading Force scrapbook was sent home ...