World Book Day
It's almost time for World Book Day 2011, which is a great occasion for your child to immerse themselves in the joy of reading. This year, National Book Tokens and Irish booksellers have teamed up to offer kids a €1.50 book token, so they can choose a book of their liking, writes Bernice Mulligan
World Book Day 2011, Ireland's largest celebration of books and reading, will take place on Thursday, 3 March 2011, celebrating 14 years of encouraging young and old to share their love of books and reading.
To mark the day, six new specially produced €1.50 ' flipbooks' ( ie a book containing two different stories and two covers) and a stand-alone picture book will be published, and are featured below. For a second year, children will also be able to see the authors as well as well-known actors read the stories online. (Go to www.worldbookday. com, and click on the ' Story Time Online' portal.)
Each World Book Day 1.50 Book is suitable for € a different age range, from pre-school to 11+ years, maening there's something for everyone. There is also a bilingual Irish-English flipbook available: Fiacla Mhamó and Danny's Smelly Toothbrush. The books cost just €1.50, or are free when children redeem their World Book Day €1.50 book token. Over one million Irish schoolchildren will receive a World Book Day €1.50 book token, which can be exchanged for a World Book Day €1.50 book from 28 February to 27 March inclusive at participating bookshops across Ireland. The €1.50 token can also be put towards any book or audio book costing €3.99 or more.
The World Book Day €1.50 Book Token sponsorship is made possible by National Book Tokens as well as participating booksellers all around Ireland who redeem the tokens at their own expense.
Mother & Babies