Celebrating Children’s Book Week (August 17-23), popular Australian children’s author and MS Readathon Ambassador, Allison Tait joins Dave to explain that reading is a secret power for kids who benefit from the opportunity to see inside a different life through stories.

She has five top tips for parents on finding books kids will love and can talk about the latest reading trends from the 21,000 kids participating in this year’s MS Readathon.

Allison, the creator of bestselling The Mapmaker Chronicles series says: “Kids who read get to live 1,000 different lives, while non-readers live only one – their own. Through books, kids gain insight into how other people think and feel, or they find a character who helps them understand what they’re thinking and feeling themselves.”