24 February 2015

An Unmissable Children's Book Tour (Plus Your Chance To Win)

Reading is a great way to inspire little imaginations, educate and have fun as a family. Snuggling up and sharing a story before bed is a routine that many parents enjoy with their children each night and one that I experienced as a child too. The Mini Mes still ask me to read to them from time to time and I'm more than happy to pick up a book and put on some funny voices for the characters!

Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour (organised by Scottish Book Trust) takes the very best UK and international authors directly into schools across Scotland and the UK to inspire a love of reading, writing and illustration. Last year the book tour travelled from as north as the Highlands to as far south as Brighton, encouraging children to pick up a book instead of technology.





The feedback was incredible with many youths, regardless of ability, appreciating the visits from internationally renowned authors at their schools. Not only were there readings of some fabulous stories but craft activities and songs for a really interactive experience and many library shelves were left bare after the visits as so many were keen to get reading! 

Last November young adult author Phil Earle, who wrote award-winning novels including The Bubble Wrap Boy, Being Billy and Saving Daisy, visited secondary schools in Falkirk, East Ayrshire and South Ayrshire. He was able to connect with children by explaining that everyone is a reader, whether it's a book, a comic or a social media update.

He also has some great tips for budding authors which you can view here:





If you want to find out more information on the tour or book in your children's school for a visit you can take a peek at the website.





To celebrate the return of the tour we have a signed copy of Phil Earle's 'The Bubble Wrap Boy' to giveaway - you can enter via the Gleam entry form below.
Answering the question is mandatory but there are additional methods of entry available also.
The giveaway ends at 11.59pm GMT 8th March 2015.

Good luck!




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26 comments :

  1. I loved the tiger who came to tea, also the famous five and secret seven books!

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  2. I loved The Faraway Tree Adventures!

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  3. My favourite book was 'Peace at last' by Allan ahlberg, i still have the book albeit the worse for wear.

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  4. My son loves Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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  5. my favourite thing to read was the famous 5 series. my eldest is really into beast quest at the moment

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  6. The Ioved The Magic Faraway Tree books by Enid Blyton

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  7. My favourite was Charlottes Web :)

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  8. The faraway tree by Enid Boynton read by 3 generations and enjoyed

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  9. We love books so its hard to say our favourites we have so many but we love "The Gruffalo", and "The Giant who came to Town".

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  10. I always loved reading the Winnie the Pooh collection :)

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  12. My eldest loves the rainbow magic books

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  13. Oops. Disregard previous. Sorry. All of the Judy Blume books were my favorite.

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  14. loved the WHAT KATY DID series

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  15. My son's favourite book is the jolly postman

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  16. Chicken licken, my nan used to read it to us at bedtime!

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