Well, tomorrow is the start of March, which means that World Book Day 2014 is swinging into view and we can’t wait!
We are going all out this year, celebrating the joy of books. Obviously we don’t really need an excuse, being a bookshop and all, but it’s pretty cool that the month is dedicated to our favourite pastime.
So, what are we doing? Well, it all kicks off tomorrow (1st March) when Mrs Chicken will be reading stories at Sainsbury’s in Brentwood. There’ll be two sessions: 11:00 and 13:30.
Creative Writing Club will be with Grandad Chicken this week, because Mrs Chicken has been invited to speak at the Brentwood Writers’ Circle, from 14:30. The topic…children’s books of course!
Next week, Brentwood County High School are taking a selection of the WBD books into school, to ‘sell’ on to the students. For those of you who don’t know, each year a fabulous range of books are published just for World Book Day. School children are given a £1 voucher which they can exchange for one of the books or put towards the cost of another book.
From the 6th to 8th March, we will be holding a 10% sale on all full price books (not the WBD books!). And, very excitingly, David O’Connell will be popping in on the 8th, from 16:00-17:30, for yet another one of our free author events.
Not enough? Ok, well we also have Sara Grant with us on the 19th. Schools are booked in for during the day, but Sara is chilling on the sofa after school!
And then…Laura Dockrill will be with us for the day on Wednesday 26th, again for school visits.
Ooh, last thing for now. Mrs Chicken has been booked to lead a Creative Writing Workshop for Year 5 and 6 pupils at St Stephen’s School.
Phew, we’re exhausted just thinking about it. Happy, but exhausted.