Spend more on school libraries, PM told

April: Cressida Cowell, the Waterstones Children’s Laureate, is calling on Boris Johnson to commit to a yearly investment of £100m in primary school libraries.

According to the Great School Libraries campaign one in eight primary schools in the UK doesn’t have a library and in an open letter to the prime minister, Cowell said many young people – particularly those from the poorest communities worst hit by the pandemic – are losing out on the opportunity to become a reader for pleasure.