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We partner with easyJet to bring flying libraries to flights this summer

10 Jul 2019

Easyjet Flybraries

We've teamed up with airline easyJet on their new European-wide initiative to make it easy for parents and children to make reading part of their holiday this summer.

300 ‘Flybraries’ are hitting the runways , stocked with over 60,000 children’s books in seven languages ready for children and parents to pick up, read and then leave behind for the next passenger.

Five brilliant titles published by HarperCollins Children’s Books will be made available in passenger seat-pockets as the world’s only in-flight lending library takes to the skies, designed to make it easy for children and families to pick up a book this summer. The featured titles include Dinosaur Juniors by Rob Biddulph, Mog and Bunny by Judith Kerr, Paddington Abroad by Michael Bond, The Boy Who Could Do What He Liked by David Baddiel, and Geek Girl by Holly Smale.

We've also shared top tips for parents about how to help their child fall in love with reading this summer, and children will also get fun activity booklets to complete in-flight.

Katie Piper and author Rob Biddulph launched easyJet’s Flybraries initiative at London Luton Airport with a special reading and book signing for young travellers. The airport is hosting a series of in terminal events over the course of the school holidays at a specially designed Flybrary reading area with story time and activities from HarperCollins Children’s Books’ most loved characters, giving passengers the chance to dive into a good book while they wait to board their flight.

“Holidays offer the perfect opportunity to make time for sharing stories with your little ones. I love it when Belle and I get stuck into a book together so when easyJet told me they were going to be providing Flybraries on tens of thousands of flights this summer, I was delighted to get involved. I hope that families across Europe will be entertained on board as they get hooked on a book together.”

Katie Piper, mum to Belle (age 5) and Penelope (age 18 months)

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