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Emily Guille-Marrett

Founder, Reading Fairy

Emily Guille-Marrett is founder of Reading Fairy classes and story events for babies, toddlers and pre-school children. Created by early reading experts, Reading Fairy classes are designed to build the foundation for learning to read and loving books for life. 

Emily launched Reading Fairy in 2014 with educationalist and writer Charlotte Raby after winning startup support from Kent County Council. They have been on a rapid journey ever since. In 2015, they were finalists in the Startup of the Year category at the mumandworking awards and this year they joined forces with the award-winning Baby Sensory team to spread the magic of Reading Fairy far and wide.

Prior to Reading Fairy, Emily published books and software to help children learn to read for international publishing houses including: Oxford University Press, Pearson Education and Penguin Children’s Books (Ladybird). She has commissioned writers such as Julia Donaldson (author of The Gruffalo) and managed favourite character brands including Biff, Chip & Kipper and Topsy & Tim.

Most recently, Emily has been seen reading aloud on ITV news, sharing books with royalty, blogging for Oxford Owl and helping the charity Book Trust with their #TimeToRead campaign so that every child who started school in England this year received a free copy of the picture book Kitchen Disco. Emily also lectures at Canterbury Christchurch University. You can follow her adventures on Twitter @EmilyEatsBooks.

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