Imagine a day set in and around a enchanting old manor house, where children literally step inside a story, track down and chase some of their favourite children’s book characters, spend a day of family fun with their favourite books coming to life . Well, that’s just the idea behind the Oxfordshire Children’s Read-a-thon thanks to the inspired Anne Wattam, a teacher and Milton resdient!
There will be LOTS of storytelling, poems will fill the air.
Well-known children’s authors David Melling (Hugless Douglas), Alan Gibbons (Shadow of the Minotaur) and up-an-coming illustrator/author Charlie Sutcliffe will be giving readings from their books and offering book signings. They will also be joined by children’s poet John Foster who will be passing on his enthusiasm for poetry with readings and talks. There will be raffle prizes to strike lucky with, and competitions to be won, including:
- Extreme Reading Competition- for children to take a picture of the most extreme places they’ve been caught reading ;
- Best Poetry Competition;
- Best Story Character Illustration;
- Best Story Character Costume.
The Read-a-thon will include a 32 characters Story Character Hunt from favourite children’s book characters current and old. …and much much more!
Come along to the FREE family event, the Read-a-thon, at Milton Manor, Oxfordshire on the 14th September 2013 11am- 4pm
I’m going and taking the Littlins too. I’ll also be taking a bit of Barefoot Books colour with me… don’t ask me how, as I don’t yet know. But I will surely figure it out.
Are you coming to the Children’s Read-A-Thon?