Bookshow at Home: Summer Reading List
The last Bookshow at Home newsletter is a special edition this week, with our brilliant, vibrant recommended reads for the summer. Enjoy!
Gallery of Children's Work
Have a look at some of the work that children have been submitting to our online gallery.
Bookshow at Home with Alexis Deacon
Write a phrase book for an alien visitor to earth, create a junk modelling spaceship or draw a picture of your favourite thing about home! This week's Book of the Week newsletter and activities all focus on the wonderful Beegu, written and illustrated by Alexis Deacon.
Due to the unprecedented situation with Covid-19/Coronavirus we have decided to postpone the 2020 programme of theatre events and school workshops, but we will be back in theatres and schools in Autumn 2021 with some wonderful writers, illustrators and poets.
Now, more than ever, we need uplifting stories and ways to stay connected. We are sharing some of our favourite ideas to help you, parents, children and teachers, discover great children's books and all the joy they give. Check out our What's Happening? section.
The Children's Bookshow takes children's authors to meet tens of thousands of children, introducing the children to how and why writers write, illustrators illustrate. They give children insights into how they too can transform thoughts and feelings into words and pictures. This is not simply a matter of it being enjoyable, it's a necessary part of what we understand by the word 'education'.
This year The Children's Bookshow will give over 3000 children participating in our programme a free, signed copy of the author's book to take home, thanks to the generous support of Unwin Charitable Trust.
Following its Letters from Lockdown project, The Children's Bookshow is running a competition for 7-11 year olds.
Write your own Letter from Lockdown and you could win a trip to London to meet author and illustrator, Bruce Ingman. Bruce will meet you at Tate Britain, then take you on a boat to Tate Modern, where you’ll have tea with Bruce and the Publishing Director of Tate Publishing. You'll also receive ten free books.
Two runners-up will also each receive ten free books.