March 8th: Little Book Jamboree

Little Book Jamboree – Sunday March 8th

Celebrate Stories during World Book Day Week…

On Sunday 8 March 2020, and in celebration of World Book Day earlier in the week, Hungerford Bookshop and Hungerford Hub are hosting a whole day of book events and activities to celebrate books and reading for pleasure.

Little ones can start the day at the bookshop with Sunday Storytime at 10am before heading to the hub for some fun book-related craft activities.

Kids can catch three awesome authors throughout the day in the hub/library:

• Anna Fargher’s The Umbrella Mouse is a timeless, heart-stopping tale of courage, resistance and friendship drawing on the true stories of animals caught in the conflict of WWII, and winner of the 2019 Sainsbury’s Book Prize for Fiction and selected for Waterstones Book of the Month. It’s beautifully illustrated by Sam Usher (who grew up in Hungerford). 12:30 (7-12 year olds)

• Laura James will introduce Fabio: The World’s Greatest Flamingo Detective,  captivating capers for five- to seven-year-olds. Many children will know Laura’s Pug stories. Her talks are always fun and interactive. 2:30pm (4-7 year olds)

• Local author Debi Evans will be telling children about The Secret Adventures of Rolo, her series of books about a time-travelling dog. With luck, Rolo will be making an appearance himself. Rolo is a Jack Russell who explores and explains history to children aided by dragons (though we can’t promise live visits from them). 4pm (7-12 year olds)

Ongoing will be a big book swap at the bookshop – a great way to refresh your shelves – a book character hunt and of course this is the perfect opportunity to swap your World Book Day Vouchers for the special books in the bookshops, or use them to get £1 off one of the authors’ books on the day.

We are lucky to have a dyslexia expert on hand too. If you have concerns that your child may be dyslexic, Jacqui Flisher is the person to see for friendly informative advice. She’ll be in the hub from 11.00am to 12.30pm.

So spend your Sunday celebrating stories.

Tickets for the author events are £2 and can be bought here. Alternatively, ask in Hungerford Bookshop or the Hungerford Hub for more details.