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Exciting Event in NW

SilverDell Bookshop and Jake Hope children's book consultant are hugely excited to announce that the official World Book Day flagship event will be held in Preston in 2015.  We are delighted to be able to offer places to School Librarians and their classes to attend free of charge.

World Book Day 2015 will see the promotion reach its 18th anniversary.  It is celebrated in over 100 different countries and we are delighted to announce not only that the official event involving some of the biggest and most exciting names in children’s literature is happening in Preston, but that your school is invited and can apply now for free places.  

The stellar line up of authors is:

  • Frank Cottrell Boyce - Carnegie winning author of 'Millions' Frank wrote the Olympic Games opening ceremony in 2012 and has written an episode for the current series of 'Doctor Who'.  In a world exclusive, Frank will be talking about is new book 'The Astounding Broccoli Boy' three weeks prior to actual publication.
  • Cathy Cassidy - a huge hit with girls, Cathy has one of the most loyal and dedicated fan followings of any author.
  • Cressida Cowell - 'How to Train a Dragon' took an innovative approach to children's storytelling, Cressida's star has been firmly on the ascent since the release of two blockbuster films based on her novels.
  • Steven Butler - shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Steven has written books based on the perennially popular 'Dennis the Menace' character.
  • Jonny Duddle - author of picture books, Jonny was recently commissioned to illustrate new jackets for the 'Harry Potter' books which has led to significant interest in his titles as a whole.

The event is being held at Preston North End stadium on Thursday 5 March, 2015.  We have carefully selected this venue so as to appeal to readers who might not ordinarily feel as engaged or excited about reading, helping to give the event an extra wow factor!

The event is suitable for pupils in years 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.  Gates will open at 09.00 and the event will close at 14.30.  Places are free of charge but must be reserved in advance.  

We want to make this the biggest and best celebration of reading World Book Day has ever seen and need your help in bringing children and spreading the word among other schools.  To register for free places please reply to info@silverdellbooks.com or call 01772 683444

All schools registering before 1 December 2014 will also be entered into a free prize draw where the winner will receive over £250 worth of books for their school.

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