To get you in the mood for reading great stories and poems aloud, you can listen to 12 year old Tina reading an extract from David Almond’s The Savage live on Radio Merseyside. She appeared on the Breakfast Show with Lynn, one of our Young Person’s Project Workers, to explain why she loves reading. You can listen again here (Tina and Lynn appear 2 hours and 25 minutes in).
If you’re in Liverpool, take a walk down Bold Street and have a peep through the window of one of our favourite bookshops, News from Nowhere; you might just see an enchanted forest, full of artwork made by the under-5s from our Magical Storytime group in Everton. Better yet, if you go into the store you will find plenty of copies of A Little, Aloud for Children so you can recreate the magic for yourself.
Also in Liverpool, the editor of A Little, Aloud for Children, Angela Macmillan, will be discussing and reading aloud from the book as part of the Lunchtime Classics series at Waterstones in Liverpool One. She’ll be appearing at 12pm on Tuesday 19th June if you’d like to go along – find out more here.
Don’t forget that we want to hear from you! Tell us what your favourite bits are, who you’re reading them with and where you’re reading them over on the A Little, Aloud for Children blog.