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Monday, 6 September 2010

Info: Booktime Programme for Primary Schools and Libraries

I recently received an email from the lovely Natasha at Booktime. She wrote to tell me about a project that Booktime run every year. Today is first day of the Autumn 2010 programme and so I am going to handover to Natasha to tell you a little more about it because she can explain it better than I ever could.

'You may or may not be familiar with Booktime, a programme run by the charity Booktrust in partnership with Pearson and the Department for Education, that gives free books to all children when they start reception class at school. Their aim is to promote reading for pleasure and encourage family engagement in shared reading at an important transition stage in children’s learning and development.
This autumn, 680,000 copies of Eric Carle’s wonderful story book “Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” Said the Sloth will be given for free to all children starting reception class in England. To celebrate, Booktime are offering primary schools and libraries in England the chance to enter a prize draw to receive an exclusive artist’s proof from the book. Each vibrant, colourful spread from the book is signed by Eric Carle.'

© Natasha Worswick 2010, email to The Bookette August 27th.
Anyone can nominate a primary school and a public library in England (full terms and conditions are on the Booktime website).
Nominations open today and close on the 31st October. To nominate, visit www.booktime.org.uk and find the school or library you wish to nominate.

There are also going to be lots of free resources inspired by “Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” Said the Sloth for families, librarians and teachers - so it’s worth a look just for that alone!

You can follow Booktrust on Twitter @Booktrust

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