17 July 2017: The National Literacy Trust updates the Duchess’s Bookshelves list of 70 recommended books to include illustrators.
“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall celebrated her 70th birthday in July 2017.
The Duchess loves reading and sharing children’s books, and is the patron of several organisations which promote and support literacy, including the National Literacy Trust, Beanstalk, BookTrust, First Story, Roald Dahl and the Wicked Young Writer Awards.
To celebrate our patron’s birthday, 70 primary schools received specially-designed bookshelves filled with 70 children’s books. Her Royal Highness was presented with a set of the bookshelves at a birthday garden party at Clarence House in July.
We asked for children from schools all over the UK to recommend their favourite books to be included on the Duchess’s Bookshelves list. “