A book-loving mum has set up a subscription service that offers new reading books to children each month. 


Wild Thing Books was launched by mum-of-two, Felicity Johnson on April 30 in Heswall.


The subscription service offers one-off boxes for bereavement, new siblings and school starters books. Monthly subscription boxes are available for different age abilities.


Felicity Johnson said: “We are thrilled to launch our new service, offering new titles from independent publishers.


“And absolutely delighted we can support UK Reads at such a critical time. We believe in the power of reading to change lives.”


UK Reads is a national campaign by the World Literacy Foundation, who want to stop illiteracy in children by 2040.

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The campaign provides fun and engaging books to children from disadvantaged areas.


Wild Thing Books have promised to donate a book to the campaign with every sale, or users can visit the website to donate their own book boxes.


Head of EU and UK at the World Literacy Foundation, Caroline Burkie said: “At UK Reads, we believe that access to books and literacy support in the early years is fundamental to educational attainment and employability.


“One in eight of the nation’s most disadvantaged young children don't own a single book and we are here to change that.


“Educational inequality has grown sharply in the last 12 months with school closures and lockdown.


“We are delighted to work with Wild Thing Books to narrow the achievement gap between young people from the poorest communities and their more affluent peers.


“We look forward to sharing stories demonstrating the difference your donations have made. Together we can give every child an equal chance to succeed.”

To find out more about the new subscription service visit Wild Thing Books’ website