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Michael Marnewick & Books & Books Creative Writing Competition for Kids

THEME: “The cat sat on the mat”

Using one of the earliest simple sentences we were all taught in our first year at school, either write a composition, poem or limerick, using descriptive words to describe the theme. Use your imagination to describe the scene. You may want to explore the cat’s colour, markings, breed, personality, owner and anything else. But, remember, the basic message is that there is a cat that is sitting on the mat.

The entry must be an original work and must be submitted on an official entry form available from your school or Books & Books.

One entry per person only.

Completed entries must then be handed in to your teacher or in-store at Books & Books.

Please remember to include your name, grade, school and parent’s signature of consent and the word count on the entry form. There is no minimum number of words but must not be more than 200 in total.

Competition ends on Friday 5Th September and winners will be announced at 10am at Books & Books on Saturday 17th September. They will be required to take photos with the competition sponsors for media purposes.

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Books & Books turns NINE this month! Come celebrate with us!

 

We have a line – up of great functions this month.

Calling all mums, kids, grannies, nannies & keen crafters! Put down those iPads and come get creative! Learn to make colourful masterpieces with Monique Labat & Carroll Lazarus who will show us, step-by-step, how to use their Afriweave hand held loom. This is an interactive craft to do on your own or with friends. Make blankets for charities or do it as a hobby or empower yourself by starting your business. The options are endless!  10 am Saturday, 11th April @ Books & Books. Cost: R 90 pp (includes Afriweave needles & a ball of yarn)

Nelendhree Govender will be telling us all about the current and forthcoming titles from Jacana Publisher’s for the April Coffee Morning. Then local author, Cecile Levin will talk to us about her delightfully funny novel, A Piece of Cake. 10 am Tuesday, 14th April @ Books & Books. Cost: R 25 pp ( Includes tea/coffee & a snack)

Meet internationally acclaimed Irish author, John Connolly, for the launch of his latest novel, A Song of Shadows.  If thrills and chills are what you enjoy then John Connolly is the man to listen to! 6 pm Thursday, 23rd April @ Books & Books. Cost: R 45 pp.

Join us for Story time and a fun activities10 am Saturday, 25th April @ Books & Books. No Charge.

Promote literacy in South Africa! From the 1st of April bookshops across SA have set aside a select list of books to promote reading for World Book Day. The books are at an amazing price of only R15 each! They will be offered to customers to purchase for themselves and as a donation to Project Literacy’s Run Home to Read.  The books will be collected after world book day and handed over to the charity. We will be participating in the countrywide initiative and have all the books for you to purchase. Visit us to make your contribution!

 

 

 

 

World Book Day 23 April 2015

 

World Book Day is an annual event celebrated on 23 April, throughout the world. It is organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to promote reading, publishing and copyright. It is also the anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare  as well as the birth or death of several other prominent authors.

Literacy is the cornerstone of development and education and is traditionally understood as the ability to read and write. It is also the ability to comprehend the written word as well as understand language, pictures and to recognise symbols in culture. The aim is to raise the literacy levels in South Africa and the best place to start is with our youth. Schools and public libraries across the land will have activities and programs for local kids to participate in.

Bookshops across South Africa will have dump bins from the 1st of April where a select list of books has been set aside to promote reading. They will be offered to customers to purchase for themselves and as a donation to Project Literacy’s Run Home to Read. The list can be found at http://worldbookday.com/books/ these books will be sold at a phenomenal R15 each. The books will be collected after world book day and handed over to the charity.

Books & Books, will be participating in the countrywide initiative and will have all the books for you to purchase. Visit us in shop 2 on the 1st floor, to make your contribution to raise the literacy rate in South Africa!

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