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Launching the UNDERCOVER READERS CLUB!

"Undercover Readers logo"Today we are officially launching our new Undercover Readers Club!

What is Undercover Readers?
Undercover Readers is the book review club for kids under 12 – and it’s free to join! The club is run through Alphabet Soup magazine. Club members write book reviews, and send them in to Alphabet Soup for publication in the magazine, and/or on the magazine’s blog at https://soupblog.wordpress.com. Members can review their own books, books they borrow from the library, or books that we send.

Who can join?
Individual children can join, with their parent’s permission. A teacher can sign up their primary school class.

What does it cost to join Undercover Readers?
Membership is free!

Download the information pack (PDF) from the home page of the Alphabet Soup website.

To celebrate the launch of Undercover Readers, we have invited a different author or illustrator to visit the blog every day until 29 June. They’ll be sharing stories about what they used to read under the covers after ‘lights out’ when they were growing up.  Today Sheryl Gwyther is sharing her undercover reader story with us. Be sure to check back every day for other authors and illustrators!

What do YOU like to read after ‘lights out’ at your house?

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Fremantle Children’s Literature Centre- Open Day 30 May 2010

If you’re looking for a free family outing on Sunday, why not visit the Fremantle Children’s Literature Centre for their Open Day?

Running with the Horses (cover)You can admire or purchase books and artwork, attend free storytelling sessions and meet Alison Lester (and hear her talk about the techniques she used in the illustrations of her latest picture book, Running with the Horses. She’ll also be answering questions).

For more info, visit the Fremantle Children’s Literature Centre website. (Scroll down – info about the Open Day is the third item from the bottom.)

Alison Lester and WA writers and illustrators will be available to sign copies of their books.