To mark Empathy Day, we have a selection of books to give away from EmpathyLab’s Read For Empathy book collection. Expert judges have chosen these books for their ability to help build young people’s empathy skills. For your chance to WIN simply


Empathy Day LIVE! returns for its fifth year on 10 June with a free digital programme of events featuring some of the UK’s leading authors and illustrators including Michael Rosen, Cressida Cowell, Malorie Blackman, Michael Morpurgo, Patrice Lawrence, David Baddiel, Jacqueline Wilson and Holly Bourne. The day helps young people learn more about empathy, using books to help them experience its transformational power.

Central to this year’s programme is a new call for families to take their own Empathy Walks led by authors and illustrators including Joseph Coelho and Jane Porter. In the evening, there will also be a cutting-edge evening conversation for adults which will see authors Catherine Johnson, Michael Rosen and David Baddiel speaking to Professor Dr Robin Banerjee, about the role of empathy in society and using books to nurture young people’s empathy skills.

All Empathy Day LIVE! events can be watched on the EmpathyLab website empathylab.UK/empathy-daylive-2021 where you can also find free resources including a Family Activity Pack, short stories and illustrations.  

Newsquest terms and conditions apply please visit This promotion offers two readers the chance to win an Empathy Day LIVE book bundle. To qualify for entry, you must answer the question correctly. Two winners will be chosen from all the correct entries received by the closing date in a prize draw. The prize is non-transferable. The prize cannot be exchanged for cash. This competition is hosted in The Argus & Daily Gazette newspapers. Prizes will be sent out to winners home addresses after 25th June 2021. Entry closing date is Monday 14th June 2021.