Welcome to our mid month children’s book email update. Read on for news of World Book Day, the 25th anniversary of a classic children’s book, a virtual bookshelf full of brilliant books being published in March AND the chance to win a £50 book voucher…
It’s a bumper month for pre-pub exclusives this month and loads have already been reviewed by our Kids Reader Review Panel. We have an exclusive extract for every title so why not whet the appetite and check out which titles we think will be hot next month, before anyone really knows about them.
To have a chance of winning a £50 Lovereading4Kids voucher, simply ‘Like’ our Facebook Page and comment on our wall telling us who your favourite character was and why. All the entries will be popped into a virtual hat, on 1 March 2014, and a winner will be chosen at random by 5 March. Good Luck.
Also, for a bit of a laugh, we undertook some research recently, CLICK HERE to see what would happen if the children’s book villains in some favourite books were tried in court and, it was picked up by The Times newspaper too.
It’s come round again! The biggest book show on earth. World
Book day is 6 March
Book day is 6 Marchand there is so much going on to get your kids excited about books. There’s dressing up and quizzes and £1 WBD vouchers your children will get through school.
We have a feeling the £1 books on offer this year will entice even the most reluctant reader to try another book from that author so we’ve picked a selection of our favourites from each £1
author and created a special category. Also,don’t miss the Blue Peter Book Award shortlisted titles, the winners of which are announced on WBD. Finally, schools, groups and parents can find out more about a special World Book Day Web TV programme by registering at worldbookday.com/biggest-book-show.
Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury’s classic: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is 25! Thousands of us have ‘swished’ and ‘woo-hooed’, ‘stumbled and tripped’, ‘squelched’ and ‘squerched’ and hidden from
bears …. And now so do our kids.
As part of the anniversary celebrations Walker Books has teamed up with the RNIB for a Read for the RNIB Day in July 14 when there will be a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ record attempt for the world’s largest reading lesson. Want to be involved then go to jointhebearhunt.com. And we’re featuring a beautiful new edition picture book and a board book. “What a beautiful Day!”
A cookbook for teens, written by a teen, Sam Stern’s first book in 2005 was a huge success (it’s great for adults too, you know… and good ideas for what to cook FOR your teens). It has now been updated and Cooking Up a Storm: The Teen Survival Cookbook is jammed with great ideas from snacks to slap-up meals all easily explained with his infectious enthusiasm. Why not get your teens enthused by giving them this and perhaps they’ll cook next weekend’s Sunday lunch! – We can vouch for the chocolate brownies – definitely the best in the land.
And that, book fans, is February from what has been a rather bedraggling January (only the weather that is) at Lovereading4kids. We hope you’ll find the time to be tempted by our mid-month temptations of great titles and fun ideas to keep your kids reading particularly over the Half Term break.