Join us today for Author’s Galore with Wokingham Borough Libraries Bookstart Rhymetime at California Country Park on Thursday June 6

California Country Park on Thursday June 6 from 10am to 12noon

Come and join us at California Country Park for our  Bookstart celebration for the under 5’s.   Come along in your pyjamas and bring your own picnic. There will be nursery rhymes, stories, activities and a free book!

There will be a variety of children’s authors, who will be sharing their stories:

  • Rachel Jane
  • Tina Stubbs
  • Layn Marlow
  • Katrina Charman

There will be activities and information from the Children’s Centre Family Workers.  The My Journey Team will be there with Balance Bikes to try.   There will also be stands from the Early Years team, NHS Nursery Nurses and Home-Start with information about the services they offer.

Car, Car, Truck, Jeep cover.jpgA libraries goody bag can be collected along with a free “Car Car Truck Jeep” book from Booktrust as part of their Pyjamarama campaign.

 

Pyjamarama Facebook cover photo 2019

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Spotlight on Author Katrina Charman who will be attending Wokingham Borough Libraries Bookstart Rhymetime at California Country Park on Thursday June 6

Spotlight on Author Katrina Charman who will be attending Wokingham Borough Libraries Bookstart Rhymetime at California Country Park on Thursday June 6

katrina charmanKatrina has wanted to be a children’s writer ever since she was eleven, when her school teacher set her class the task of writing an epilogue to Roald Dahl’s Matilda. Her teacher thought her writing was good enough to send to Roald Dahl himself. Sadly, she never got a reply, but the experience ignited her love of reading and writing.

To find out more about Katrina’s work visit:  https://katrinacharman.wordpress.com/

 

Katrina will be sharing her picture book “Car, Car, Truck, Jeep” and her latest book “Go, Go, Pirate Boat”.

Media of Car, Car, Truck, JeepMedia of Go, Go, Pirate Boat

California Country Park on Thursday June 6 from 10am to 12noon

Come and join us at California Country Park for our  Bookstart celebration for the under 5’s.   Come along in your pyjamas and bring your own picnic. There will be nursery rhymes, stories, activities and a free book!

There will be a variety of children’s authors, who will be sharing their stories:

  • Rachel Jane
  • Tina Stubbs
  • Layn Marlow
  • Katrina Charman

There will be activities and information from the Children’s Centre Family Workers.  The My Journey Team will be there with Balance Bikes to try.   There will also be stands from the Early Years team, NHS Nursery Nurses and Home-Start with information about the services they offer.

A libraries goody bag can be collected along with a free “Car Car Truck Jeep” written by Katrina Charman and illustrated by Nick Sharratt from Booktrust as part of their Pyjamarama campaign.

 

Pyjamarama Facebook cover photo 2019

Spotlight on Author Rachel Jane who will be attending Wokingham Borough Libraries Bookstart Rhymetime at California Country Park on Thursday June 6

About the books and author

Rachel Jane has always dreamt of becoming an author of childrens books and used to work with children of pre school age. Whilst doing this she decided to follow her dreams and create her first series of childrens books with the help of illustrator Jamie Flack (who also happens to be her cousin!)

Rachel Jane, author.

“I found the fact that a lot of classic car owners create characters & personalities for their vehicles very interesting. I loved that across social media accounts they would name their vehicles and document their adventures, often from the view point of their vehicles!

The idea for the Red Hatch Camper van series of books hit me, as each of the campers have their own personalities and are loved by so many people. The books are aimed for children in primary education aged 4-7 and they are bright and colourful and fun to read.”

Rachel Jane will be sharing her books, including her new book Tallulah Goes to the Festival.

tallulahLils Cupcake DeliveryMilo Goes to the Seaside

California Country Park on Thursday June 6 from 10am to 12noon

Come and join us at California Country Park for our  Bookstart celebration for the under 5’s.   Come along in your pyjamas and bring your own picnic. There will be nursery rhymes, stories, activities and a free book!

There will be a variety of children’s authors, who will be sharing their stories:

  • Rachel Jane
  • Tina Stubbs
  • Layn Marlow
  • Katrina Charman

There will be activities and information from the Children’s Centre Family Workers.  The My Journey Team will be there with Balance Bikes to try.   There will also be stands from the Early Years team, NHS Nursery Nurses and Home-Start with information about the services they offer.

A libraries goody bag can be collected along with a free “Car Car Truck Jeep” written by Katrina Charman and illustrated by Nick Sharratt from Booktrust as part of their Pyjamarama campaign.

 

Pyjamarama Facebook cover photo 2019

Spotlight on Author Layn Marlow who will be attending Wokingham Borough Libraries Bookstart Rhymetime at California Country Park on Thursday June 6

Spotlight on Author Layn Marlow who will be attending Wokingham Borough Libraries Bookstart Rhymetime at California Country Park on Thursday June 6

layn MarlowLayn Marlow is a children’s picture book author and illustrator who lives and works in the South of England. Her work has a sympathetic warmth and humour, which has made her known and loved. Her titles have sold over a million copies worldwide and been translated into more than 20 different languages. Layn also loves sharing her picture books with families and young children, in libraries, schools, pre-schools and at book festivals. This often involves some drawing, craft sometimes a bit of a song and dance!

Photo by Sarah Darby Photography

Layn will be joining us at our Rhymetime in the Park at California Country Park and will be sharing her book Hurry Up and Slow Down.

California Country Park on Thursday June 6 from 10am to 12noon

Come and join us at California Country Park for our  Bookstart celebration for the under 5’s.   Come along in your pyjamas and bring your own picnic. There will be nursery rhymes, stories, activities and a free book!

There will be a variety of children’s authors, who will be sharing their stories:

  • Rachel Jane
  • Tina Stubbs
  • Layn Marlow
  • Katrina Charman

There will be activities and information from the Children’s Centre Family Workers.  The My Journey Team will be there with Balance Bikes to try.   There will also be stands from the Early Years team, NHS Nursery Nurses and Home-Start with information about the services they offer.

A libraries goody bag can be collected along with a free “Car Car Truck Jeep” book from Booktrust as part of their Pyjamarama campaign.

 

Pyjamarama Facebook cover photo 2019

Author’s Galore with Wokingham Borough Libraries Bookstart Rhymetime at California Country Park on Thursday June 6

California Country Park on Thursday June 6 from 10am to 12noon

Come and join us at California Country Park for our  Bookstart celebration for the under 5’s.   Come along in your pyjamas and bring your own picnic. There will be nursery rhymes, stories, activities and a free book!

There will be a variety of children’s authors, who will be sharing their stories:

  • Rachel Jane
  • Tina Stubbs
  • Layn Marlow
  • Katrina Charman

There will be activities and information from the Children’s Centre Family Workers.  The My Journey Team will be there with Balance Bikes to try.   There will also be stands from the Early Years team, NHS Nursery Nurses and Home-Start with information about the services they offer.

Car, Car, Truck, Jeep cover.jpgA libraries goody bag can be collected along with a free “Car Car Truck Jeep” book from Booktrust as part of their Pyjamarama campaign.

 

Pyjamarama Facebook cover photo 2019

Author’s Galore with Wokingham Borough Libraries Bookstart Rhymetime at California Country Park on Thursday June 6

California Country Park on Thursday June 6 from 10am to 12noon

Come and join us at California Country Park for our  Bookstart celebration for the under 5’s.   Come along in your pyjamas and bring your own picnic. There will be nursery rhymes, stories, activities and a free book!

There will be a variety of children’s authors, who will be sharing their stories:

  • Rachel Jane
  • Tina Stubbs
  • Layn Marlow
  • Katrina Charman

There will be activities and information from the Children’s Centre Family Workers.  The My Journey Team will be there with Balance Bikes to try.   There will also be stands from the Early Years team, NHS Nursery Nurses and Home-Start with information about the services they offer.

Car, Car, Truck, Jeep cover.jpgA libraries goody bag can be collected along with a free “Car Car Truck Jeep” book from Booktrust as part of their Pyjamarama campaign.

 

Pyjamarama Facebook cover photo 2019

Rhymetime at California Country Park on June 6, 2019

Rhymetime at California Country Park

Wokingham Borough Libraries together with Children’s Centres, the Early Years Team, Home-Start, My Journey and the NHS Nursery Nurse’s will be hosting this fun event in the play park to celebrate Bookstart’s Pyjamarama campaign.

Come and join us in your pyjamas for stories with local authors, crafts and rhymetime fun!

Thursday June 6, 2019

10am to 12 noon

For families with children aged 5 and under.

For more details, contact us on 0118 974 3711 or Email: bookstart@wokingham.gov.uk

 

Join us today, Monday June 18 at Dinton Pastures Country Park for stories, rhymes and more.

Join us at Dinton Pastures Country Park on Monday June 18 from 10am to 12noon.

Come and join us at Dinton Pastures for our National Bookstart Week celebrations for the under 5’s. So come along and bring your own picnic. There will be nursery rhymes, songs and a free book!

  • There will be activities and information from the Children’s Centre Family Workers. The Early Years Team will be promoting their “Ready for School, ready for life” programme. There will also be stands from the NHS Nursery Nurses, Home-Start and Scottish and Southern Electricity with information about the services they offer.
  • There will also be a performance area with a variety of children’s authors, who will be sharing their stories. Schedule will be:
  • 10am     Tina Stubbs
  • 10.20am     Cathy MacLennan
  • 10.45am     Layn Marlow
  • 11am     Rhymetime
  • 11.25am     Katrina Charman
  • 11.45am     Carol Otieno
  • A libraries goody bag can be collected along with a free “A Busy day for Birds” book.

 

 

If families are unable to make it along to their local event they can join in the fun at home, with plenty of Bookstart Bird Boogie arts and crafts and games all on the Bookstart website. at: http://www.bookstart.org.uk/events/national-bookstart-week/

Spotlight on Author Cathy MacLennan

Spotlight on Author Cathy MacLennan will be attending Wokingham Borough Libraries Bookstart Rhymetime at Dinton Pastures Country Park on Monday June 18

cathy maclellan

Cathy MacLennan is an author/illustrator of children’s books. She lives in Berkshire and works from her studio in the garden.

Her bright, painting/illustration style is greatly influenced by her African childhood and she loves to depict animals, flora, fauna, weather and pattern, with acrylics, on coloured or textured paper.  Her writing is full of alliteration, onomatopoeia, rhythm, rhyme and repetition and is loved by children 0-10 years old.

Cathy also paints, collages, murals, designs and enjoys working on a great variety of projects, as well as her books.  She loves visiting children in schools and libraries and holding workshops.

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For more information about Cathy’s work visit: http://www.cathymaclennan.com/

Cathy will be sharing her book Chicky Chicky Chook Chook on the day at 10.20am.

 

Dinton Pastures Country Park on Monday June 18 from 10am to 12noon

Come and join us at Dinton Pastures for our National Bookstart Week celebrations for the under 5’s. So come along and bring your own picnic. There will be nursery rhymes, songs and a free book!

  • There will also be a performance area with a variety of children’s authors, who will be sharing their stories. Schedule will be:
  • 10am     Tina Stubbs
  • 10.20am     Cathy MacLennan
  • 10.45am     Layn Marlow
  • 11am     Rhymetime
  • 11.25am     Katrina Charman
  • 11.45am     Carol Otieno
  • There will be activities and information from the Children’s Centre Family Workers. The Early Years Team will be promoting their “Ready for School, ready for life” programme. There will also be stands from the NHS Nursery Nurses, Home-Start and Scottish and Southern Electricity with information about the services they offer.
  • A libraries goody bag can be collected along with a free “A Busy day for Birds” book.

 

Spotlight on Author Katrina Charman

Spotlight on Author Katrina Charman who will be attending Wokingham Borough Libraries Bookstart Rhymetime at Dinton Pastures Country Park on Monday June 18

katrina charmanKatrina has wanted to be a children’s writer ever since she was eleven, when her school teacher set her class the task of writing an epilogue to Roald Dahl’s Matilda. Her teacher thought her writing was good enough to send to Roald Dahl himself. Sadly, she never got a reply, but the experience ignited her love of reading and writing.

To find out more about Katrina’s work visit:  https://katrinacharman.wordpress.com/toot toot beep beep

 

Katrina will be sharing her debut picture book “Car, Car, Truck, Jeep”  with us at our Rhymetimes in the Park at 11.25am

Dinton Pastures Country Park on Monday June 18 from 10am to 12noon

Come and join us at Dinton Pastures for our National Bookstart Week celebrations for the under 5’s. So come along and bring your own picnic. There will be nursery rhymes, songs and a free book!

  • There will also be a performance area with a variety of children’s authors, who will be sharing their stories. Schedule will be:
  • 10am     Tina Stubbs
  • 10.20am     Cathy MacLennan
  • 10.45am     Layn Marlow
  • 11am     Rhymetime
  • 11.25am     Katrina Charman
  • 11.45am     Carol Otieno
  • There will be activities and information from the Children’s Centre Family Workers. The Early Years Team will be promoting their “Ready for School, ready for life” programme. There will also be stands from the NHS Nursery Nurses, Home-Start and Scottish and Southern Electricity with information about the services they offer.
  • A libraries goody bag can be collected along with a free “A Busy day for Birds” book.