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Young City Reads 2013 

Erich Kästner’s Emil and the DetectivesEmil and the Detectives

What Is Young City Reads?

Imagine sharing a book with your best friend; your teacher; your bus driver, or your family. Reading a book together is a fun experience. Everyone should try it….

Children’s author, poet and broadcaster Michael Rosen invites you to join us in a citywide read of Erich Kästner’s classic children’s detective story Emil and the Detectives between 7 March - 24 May 2013.

Who is it for?

Young City Reads is for everyone: whether you're an amateur sleuth, avid junior bookworm, outright brilliant teacher or doting parent who loves to read aloud to your kids. It doesn't matter who you are: Young City Reads is about opening up the world of words and ideas to everyone.

How does it work?

It couldn't be simpler. The idea is to get young readers (and grown-ups) everywhere reading Emil and the Detectives between now and the end of May 2013. All you need to do to get involved is pick up a copy from your local library or bookshop and start reading with your little people! If you're a teacher you can sign up your whole class and read the book together in school.

Further Information

More information is available on the Young City Reads website

Young detective booklist [PDF 445KB]

Library letter to Schools [PDF 179KB]

Schools and Teachers Young City Reads Information

Schools and Teachers Young City Reads Information

Find out about Emil themed class visits to a Brighton & Hove City Library and the special teachers library membership card.


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