Writer’s bid to get kids read­ing

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ALIVERPOOL writer has teamed up with Sefton Chil­dren’s University to help launch her lat­est book and in­spire a pas­sion for read­ing and writ­ing among young peo­ple.

Best­selling chil­dren’s au­thor Jude Len­non will of­fi­cially launch her new pic­ture book, Pi­rate Lamby and his Woolly Crew, at Write Blend book­shop, in Water­loo, on Septem­ber 19, at 4pm.

The former pri­mary school teacher turned busi­ness owner will give a spe­cial read­ing of the book, which fol­lows the ad­ven­tures of Pi­rate Lamby, and the book launch also co­in­cides with Talk Like A Pi­rate Day so young­sters are en­cour­aged to dress up in pi­rate cos­tumes and write a re­view of the new book.

Pi­rate Lamby is the third book in The Lamby se­ries to be pub­lished by Jude and fol­lows Astro­naut Lamby and Floga with Flossie, which was re­leased ear­lier this year and reached num­ber two in the Ama­zon Best­seller charts just two days af­ter be­ing re­leased.

Prior to the of­fi­cial launch Miss Len­non, owner of Lit­tle Lamb Tales, is busy tour­ing venues across the city in­tro­duc­ing chil­dren to her books.

She said: “Pi­rate Lamby is al­ready prov­ing a hit with young­sters and I can’t wait for the of­fi­cial launch in Septem­ber.

“It’s fan­tas­tic to have once again teamed up with Sefton Chil­dren’s University for the book launch and I’m look­ing for­ward to work­ing with chil­dren on their book re­views.

“It’s such a fun way to learn and re­ally in­spires a pas­sion for read­ing and writ­ing.”

Laura Grigsby, Sefton Chil­dren’s University man­ager, praised Miss Len­non’s work and wel­comed the event as a fur­ther learn­ing op­por­tu­nity for young­sters.

She said: “Jude Len­non has been a great am­bas­sador for CU over the years in­clud­ing be­ing a guest speaker at our Grad­u­a­tion Cer­e­monies.”

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