August is the month for reading loads of fabulous books! On Saturday, the 11th August it is National Bookshop Day. I haven’t heard of it before but it’s a great idea to help support bookshops. If you’re out and about Saturday, visit your local bookshop and buy yourself or a friend or family member a favourite book.
August 18-24 is Book Week. Here’s the Early Childhood Short List 2012:
Ill. Freya Blackwood
|The Runaway Hug|
Ill. Lucia Masciullo
|Come Down, Cat!|
|Honey, Elizabeth||That’s Not a Daffodil!|
Ill. James Foley
|The Last Viking|
Ill. Leila Rudge
|Quay, Emma||Rudie Nudie|
Last week during a library lesson, we read the story “Come Down, Cat!” by Sonya Hartnett. The class and I loved it. It is a beautiful story of friendship and bravery. Nicholas is worried about his cat. Night is falling and she is high up on the roof licking her paws. How will he coax her into the safe, warm house? She doesn’t seem to want to come down, or does she? The illustrations by Lucia Masciullo are beautiful and help make the story come alive.
Has anyone read any of the other books? I’m looking forward to reading some more next time I visit the library.
And last but not least – join in The Reading Hour – Saturday August 25th 6-7pm.
For a bit of fun – If you’ve got a photo of you or your kids reading, post it on the Kids Book Review facebook wall and you could win some books and most importantly – support The Reading Hour!
So what will you be reading?