What with the snow, the upcoming half term and World Book Day fast approaching (March 7) there’s no better time to immerse your kids in the world of books. One of the best parent tips I’ve ever had for buying books has to be The Book People. This amazing company has helped my kids fall in love with books while saving me a fortune in costs. I love them because not only do they have a huge range of children’s books (from early years upwards) but they also offer up to 75% off RRP on books (plus 2% on KidStart savings)!
The Book people also happen to be heavily involved in children’s education. So much so that you I saved £109.75 buying the Oxford Reading Tree Phonics – Biff, Chip and Kipper collection for just £14 instead of £123.75 when my daughter started school. It’s why they are really worth checking out whatever the age of your kids.
What’s more if you have children who adore books and have their own favourite authors one of the best places to head this half term has to be the Imagine Children’s Festival at the Southbank, London. Sponsored by The Book People, the children’s book festival will be hosting a range of workshops, story telling sessions, and author talks from some of the biggest names in Children’s publishing.
Buy tickets now for Anthony Horowitz creator of Alex Rider fame (age 7+), or comedian David Walliams author of Ratburger (9+) or Claire Freedman who will be talking about her new book Pirates Love Underpants book (age 5+). If your kids happen to be big fans of the How To Train A Dragon series you can win four tickets to see author Cressida Cowell talk about these wonderful books at the festival (Saturday 23rd February) by simply going to the KidStart Facebook page later today.
There are also a number of free events over the South Bank during the Imagine Children’s Festival including the Lego Book Workshop on Saturday 16th February at 10.30 am. All lego fans can come and help build a giant 8ft book made out of LEGO bricks in this fun and interactive event. There are enormous 3D pages to bring to life in LEGO and certified LEGO professionals to help out. Plus all kids get to collect a special free goody bag. If you’re a Wally fan look out for the Where’s Wally competition where kids have to spot Wally on the Southbank with prizes for those who come dressed as Wally.
It’s a must for all kids and parents. Will you be visiting? Let us know.