I love to read, anyone who reads my blog knows how much I love to read. I encourage my children to read at a very young age. The boys love their books and I hope that continues, my oldest Lucas is reading skinny novels on his own now at 7 and I am doing everything I can to get him books he has an interest in. Aria is just getting into reading and loving it as you can see.
Every Thursday our local library has crafts, science and book clubs which my boys go to religiously and love. My little girl goes to Rhyme time as did my boys. We love everything about books and Scottish Book Trust is one of my favourite organisations. We are lucky to live in Scotland and have such a vast range of opportunities like the fantastic Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour.
This kicked off back in January with the award winning author Jonathan Meres. May saw Malorie Blackman tour the whole of Scotland. Then in June the tour went to Brighton and Hove with the award winning picture book author Chae Strathie. Next on the tour is Nicola Davies. She will be heading way up North or Argyll and Bute next month. The Scottish Friendly Book Tour organised by Scottish Book Trust and takes the best UK and International authors directly into schools in Scotland and the rest of the UK. They main aim is to inspire the love of reading, writing and illustration in the hearts of young ones.
Scottish Book Trust is Scotland’s leading agency for the promotion of literature, reading and writing. The organisation works with writers, children, teachers, librarians and readers from all backgrounds to spread a love of books and reading. What’s not to love?
We get free books home from school as part of Scottish Book Trust initiative and one of which caused us a few issues earlier this year, not in a bad way. But it helped us understand Tyler who is 5 a little better and how sensitive and the absorbing nature he has. His teacher read him one of the books that the children were voting for which was called Jumblebum.
Of course 5 year old boys find the name hilarious. It’s about a boy who won’t tidy his room and the stinky socks, etc turn into a monster. Really it’s a figment of his imagination, but because Tyler’s teacher said so he wouldn’t believe it wasn’t real. I had to speak to his teacher and get her to explain that it’s not a monster. All was right with the world and now we love the book again.
And one lucky reader can be in with a chance of winning a copy of Jumblebum. All you have to do is fill in the rafflecopter entry below and leave me a blog comment telling me your child’s or your favourite book.
Disclaimer:- The book was supplied but all words and thoughts are my own. Plus I love Scottish Book Trust.
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