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Well, the Undercover Readers Club is now officially launched. In case you missed it — we’ve had children’s authors, poets and illustrators visiting the blog to talk about what they used to read undercover when they were growing up.
Tomorrow we’ll post a list of all the books mentioned, in case you’d like to look for them the next time you’re at a library or book shop.
And if you came late to the tour, here’s a list of all our visitors. Thanks for helping us launch the Undercover Readers Club. Hurrah!
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!
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?
A. WINTER 2010 WRITING COMPETITION – WIN A $20 BOOK VOUCHER!
Entries close 12 JULY 2010
Write a short story up to 350 words (shorter is FINE!). Your story must include the word ‘ice’. Include a competition entry form. This may be printed from the website .
Your entry can be handwritten or typed. Make a copy of your entry as we cannot return entries. (Make sure you read the competition rules.)
B. DESIGN-A-COVER COMPETITION – SEE YOUR ARTWORK ON THE COVER OF THE SUMMER ISSUE!
Using any materials you like, design a cover for Alphabet Soup magazine. Your artwork must be on one side of a sheet of white A4 paper. Make sure the paper is portrait orientation. Do not include the Alphabet Soup logo.
You may enter as many times as you like, but each entry must have a competition entry form with the declaration signed by you and a parent. (Entry forms may be printed from the website or contact us to have one sent to you.)
The winner will receive one copy of the summer 2010 issue (out November 2010), and art supplies worth $20.
The theme for the 2010 cover is: wetlands.
There will be one winner chosen. By entering the competition, you agree to us using your artwork on the cover of the summer 2010 issue of Alphabet Soup magazine. We will publish the winner’s name, age, suburb and state, unless you advise us otherwise.