Share A Story; Read Together; Change A Life
|Inis Reading Guide 2018 - Share A Story|
Throughout October, this is celebrated with authors/illustrators/storytellers visiting schools, libraries, bookshops and literature fairs and festivals across Ireland to emphasise the importance and the joy of reading for children.
And as we enter the cold, dark winter months (with the holidays hot on our heels and the quandaries of gift-giving even more present), the gift of 'Sharing A Story' takes on a greater importance.
|My sister reading to her grandchildren. One picture is worth a thousand words.|
Here are a few of the books, taken directly from the Inis Reading Guide that will help you. Just of few of my very favourites for building bonds and understanding...
THE BUILDING BOY by Ross Montgomery, illustrated by David Litchfield
ALFIE AND GRANDMA, written and illustrated by Shirley Hughes
THE STORM KEEPERS ISLAND by Catherine Doyle
And in case you think these books focus only on younger or middle-grade readers, here's a couple of my favourites for young adults:
HOUR OF THE BEES by Lindsay Eager
UNBECOMING by Jenny Downham
But there are so many more wonderful books in the Reading Guide; so many wonderful books to share with each other. If you want a copy of the Inis Reading Guide of your own; and it is an extremely valuable resource to have; you can check in your local bookshop or follow the link below for the Childrens Books Ireland website, where you'll find this guide available and so much more!
Now....what book will you share today? There's no time like the present.