Thursday, 4 March 2010

Celebrate WORLD BOOK DAY (and the launch of Author Hotline)


Books are wonderful--anyone can discover a billion treasures between their pages.  And on World Book Day and the week surrounding it, children's authors in the UK go out to schools, libraries and all over the place to shout about the marvellousness of books. Last year I went to Vevey, by Lake Geneva in Switzerland to meet the kids of the International School there. I loved it.  This year I'm stuck in bed with this chopped up back.  But it doesn't mean I can't celebrate too, because today the amazing

goes online. What is it?  It's a fantastic new school resource of exclusive author, illustrator and poet profiles.set up by writer Antony Lishak.  Each author has a page, where Antony has got them to answer all sorts of questions. A sample would be: What were you like at school? What are you afraid of? What is your most treasured possession?  It's fascinating to read all the different answers from people like Nicola Morgan, Gillian Philip, Keren David, Mary Hoffman, Liz Kessler, Katherine Langrish, Anne Rooney, and many many more. You can read my own answers HERE 

Throughout March The Author Hotline is hosting THE WORLD BOOK DAY quiz and  an ATTENTION GRABBING OPENING competition supported by all the Children's Laureates, with their own story openings. Your school can enter, and there are prizes on offer, as well as a chance of seeing pupils' work published online. 

Please do go and visit--it's really worth it! Their website homepage is HERE

You can also find more about World Book Day HERE


Miriam Halahmy said...

Antony Lishak has create a wonderful resource in the Author Hotline and I feel excited to be part of it. Great day to launch it!

kathryn evans said...

You have inspired me to share this with our local on it!!

Lucy Coats said...

Miriam--am excited too! Kathryn--you are a veritable marvel of wonderfulness. Happy sharing! And thank you so much.

Nicky S (Absolute Vanilla) said...

Have done my own bit of promotion of you and all the other lovelies on ye olde blogge - so enjoyed reading the author interviews, that I had to give it a go myself! LOL!

Katherine Langrish said...

A great day for celebrating great books - and even the sun is out and shining!

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