• Access to books and the encouragement of the habit of reading: these two things are the first and most necessary steps in education and librarians, teachers and parents all over the country know it. It is our children's right and it is also our best hope and their best hope for the future.

    "Michael Morpurgo: We are failing too many boys in the enjoyment of reading" by Michael Morpurgo, July 2, 2012.