21 December 2011 at 12:12
With just a few days left of 2011, Readathon is starting to fill its 2012 calendar with significant book-related dates, including the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens.
In recognition of their huge contribution in encouraging children and young people to read for pleasure, Readathon's founders, Brough Girling and Gail Girling, have been invited to join HRH The Queen in marking the great author's bicentenary at Buckingham Palace on 14th February 2012.
We'd love to hear from any Readathon participants who choose a Dickens book for their sponsored read. Abridged, child-friendly versions are available for younger readers - and there's even an edition of A Christmas Carol illustrated by that ultimate child-friendly artist, Quentin Blake!
For more information about the full programme of the Dickens 2012 celebrations, please click here.