Writer’s bid to get kids reading
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.”