Rotherham Loves Reading 2022
Bethan Woollvin Reads 'Little Red' for Rotherham Loves Reading
An introduction to Graphic Novels
Author and Illustrator Bethan Woollvin reads Little Red as part of Rotherham Loves Reading's campaign, Take 10, which aims to encourage children to read for 10 minutes per day. Did you know that your local library has lots of wonderful books for you to read and borrow? Why not visit!
'Little Red' is written and illustrated by Bethan Woollvin, and is published by Two Hoots.
Smriti Halls has written many books and perhaps her Sticking With You books are most well-known. One of my personal favourites is the beautiful Rain Before Rainbows -you can see The Duke from Bridgerton reading this on her wbsite!! The first focus for our virtual visit is Stop! That's Not My Story; you can read a sample on Amazon (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stop-Thats-Not-My-Story/dp/1471193225/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3P36EH45YX4TJ&keywords=stop+that%27s+not+my+story&qid=1697822645&sprefix=stop+that%27s+not+my+%2Caps%2C64&sr=8-1) The second focus is the book Peace on Earth - quite timely! This should be a really special virtual visit and classes may want to have pencils and paper to hand.
KS1 & KS2 - Date: 8th November 2023 Time: 1:30 -2:20pm Book HERE
So ho ho ho... we are thrilled to be bringing Suzy back to Rotherham - via Zoom rather than sleigh! This time the focus will be her latest book, Santarella, which you can read about here: https://littletiger.co.uk/product/santarella. Last time we met Suzy, she was a pirate; what might she be dressed as this time, I wonder?
KS1 & KS2 - Date: 12th December 2023 Time: 11:00 -12:00 Book HERE
To read a Jess Butterworth book is to be carried away to another place. First she took me Running on the Roof of the Word in the Himalayas where I encountered Yak tea and the Dalai Lama. Then I went to Yellowstone Park- after a shooting - in Into the Volcano. And most lately, I went to Gibbon Island. This virtual visit is sure to be a treat. Here is a sample of Jess' latest book, Lost on Gibbon Island: https://www.google.co.uk/books/edition/Lost_on_Gibbon_Island/9ORuEAAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&printsec=frontcover
KS2 - Date: 17th January 2024 Time: 1:30 - 2:30pm Book HERE
Beth Waler has written several very funny books; the books that will be the focus for this virtual visit is the hilarious Olly Brown, God of Hamsters. For any kid who ever wanted a hamster: careful what you wish for!
Olly Brown is hamster obsessed, but he never gets to take home the Year 6 class hamster. His dad won't allow any pets. But then the most amazing thing happens: a hamster shows up in Olly's house anyway! And it seems smart. Like, really smart.
This new hamster, Tibbles, is in awe of Olly, and it turns out Tibbles is one of many: there's a whole civilization of super-advanced, intelligent hamsters who seem to be worshipping Olly ... as a god?
THIS IS SO AWESOME! But how is this possible??? The visit will include a reading, chat, Q and A AND a draw-along so have pencils and paper to hand!
KS2 / Y2 - Date: 22nd February 2024 Time: 1:30 - 2:30pm Book HERE
Susanna Bailey divides her time between writing, freelance social-work, and lecturing in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, where she also studied. S. F. Bailey wrote Snow Foal during her time at the same university where she drew much inspiration from her tutor, award-winning David Almond.
Here is a link to a sample of Snow Foal: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Snow-Foal-perfect-Christmas-children/dp/1405294930?asin=1405294930&revisionId=&format=4&depth=1
The second focus book of the session is Susanna's latest book, Smuggler's Fox, which is set in Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay, is about a boy who is put into Care when his Mum diasppears. Here is a link: https://www.google.co.uk/books/edition/Smugglers_Fox/EkWgEAAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&printsec=frontcover
KS2 - Date: 11th March 2024 Time: 1:15 - 2:15pm Book HERE
Jennifer has always loved stories. Growing up, she kept so many books hidden in her bed for reading after lights out that there was barely room for her! She also loved writing stories – her first being a tale about a baby bird called Snowy, who hurt her leg and had to hop her way to safety.
Bethan Woollvin won the Macmillan Prize for Illustration in 2014 for Little Red – her classy, bold interpretation of Little Red Riding Hood. It was a startlingly confident debut which she followed with an equally striking and feminist take on Rapunzel, with not a handsome prince in sight.
SF Said is an award-winning author. He was born in Lebanon in 1967 but has lived in London since he was 2 years old. He has published three novels for children Varjak Paw, its sequel, The Outlaw Varjak Paw and Phoenix. In 2021, Varjak Paw was included in Book Trust's list of the 100 Best Children's Books from The Last 100 Years.
Ross was first published while working as a primary school teacher! His debut 'ALEX, THE DOG & THE UNOPENABLE DOOR' (2013) was nominated for the Costa Children’s Book of the Year and the Branford Boase Award, and selected as one of The Sunday Times “Top 100 Modern Children’s Classics”.