My children recently benefited from an author coming into school, reading to them, and signing copies of their book. Reading for me is a skill that everyone should learn as a child. It is an important and powerful tool towards education and independence. It makes me feel sad that not everyone has the same opportunities for learning. I was pleased to hear about the 2014 Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour which brings authors and illustrators to a town hall, library or school near you. In association with the Scottish Book Trust the tour takes the very best UK and international authors across Scotland and the UK to help inspire a love of writing, reading and illustration in youngsters.
The Tour started back in January with award winning Jonathan Meres. Described as a funny man it may come as no surprise that this Edinburgh based author is coming from a background of stand-up comedy. Probably best known for his World of Norm series, he also has written for older and younger audiences. The tour next visits Argyll & Bute (22nd-26th September 2014) with fantastic zoologist and children’s author Nicola Davies. The former presenter of The Really Wild Show this fact and fiction author is fully booked on her leg of the tour. There is availability for teachers to apply for Phil Earle’s tour in Falkirk, East Ayrshire & South Ayrshire (3-7 November). He is not afraid to tackle difficult and thought-provoking subject matters.
I am delighted to be able to giveaway a SIGNED copy of “The Loon on the Moon” by award-winning Scottish picture book author Chae Strathie, who was on the tour in June, at Brighton and Hove.
To enter follow the Rafflecopter below and tell me:- Do you think there really is a Loon on the Moon? Why or why not? How many loom bands do you think it will take to find out?
Closing date: 17/09/2014 – UK only
Have you ever wondered what makes the Moon glow at night? Well it turns out it is The Loon who lives on the Moon – he powers it by collecting children’s dreams. But one night the light of the Moon goes out and the Loon has to go in search of new dreams.
Talking of Moons – have you heard about Loom to the Moon? Please watch as 5 year Skye’s video as he requests for us all to help him “Loom to the Moon.” You can donate money (and loom bands) to help fund vital research into better treatments for children’s brain tumours.
It is with deep regret that Skye has passed away – his last words were are here – please help his wish to Loom to the Moon be honoured.
This is a sponsored post. I have been financially compensated to help promote the Scottish Friendly Book Tour and I am making a donation to Loom to the Moon.