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World Book Day Events: 28th February - 2nd March, 2018

World Book Day Events: 28th February - 2nd March, 2018

Celebrating World Book Day with a literary calendar of events.

Here at KidZania we are hosting a special three-day celebration of literature, reading and writing, timed for World Book Day 2018 -in partnership with children's publisher Little Tiger . The three-day literary pop up events will take place Wednesday 28th February until Friday 2nd March, aimed to encourage children to develop their love of reading.

Learning with KidZania

The World Book Day event at KidZania will extend learning for your pupils across Key Stage 1 and 2 of the English curriculum, promote a love of reading and challenge them through job based activities.

KS1 - participate in discussion about books with the Little Tiger workshops and talks
KS2 – Distinguish between fact and fiction with our journalism activity

World Book Day Events Schedule TBC

Wednesday 28th February

Talks:

10:50 Pip Johnson: Design
11:10 Rachel Boden: Editorial
11:30 Beth Ferguson: Publicity and Marketing
11:50 Yolande Denny: Production

Workshops:

Cover design workshop with Fiction Designer

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but when there are so many to choose from, how do publishers make sure theirs stand out from the crowd? Learn about how book jackets are created and help the art department design the cover for the next bestseller.

Story writing workshop with Picture Book Editor

The best picture books are read again, and again, and again. Find out what makes a story that excites and inspires and help the editors take their characters on a brand-new adventure. 

Character building workshop with Fiction Editor

The most engaging children’s book characters can become long-running series, with readers eagerly awaiting their next adventure. Discuss the magic ingredients for a beloved character and help the editorial team conjure up a new hero.  

Thursday 1st March

Due to adverse weather conditions, today's talks are unfortunately cancelled.

Workshops:

Cover design workshop with 
Fiction Designer

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but when there are so many to choose from, how do publishers make sure theirs stand out from the crowd? Learn about how book jackets are created and help the art department design the cover for the next bestseller.

Story writing workshop with Picture Book Editor

The best picture books are read again, and again, and again. Find out what makes a story that excites and inspires and help the editors take their characters on a brand-new adventure. 

Book auction workshop with Literary Agent

Literary agents help authors and illustrators find the right publishing home for their book. Take on the role of publisher or agent in a fast-paced auction to buy or sell the next big thing in children’s books.   

Thursday 8th March

Talks:

10:50 Caroline Crowe: Author 
11:10 Jonny Lambert: Author/Illustrator/Paper Engineer
11:30 Caroline Crowe: Author
11:50 Beth Ferguson: Publicist & Marketer

Workshops:

Cover design workshop with Fiction Designer

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but when there are so many to choose from, how do publishers make sure theirs stand out from the crowd? Learn about how book jackets are created and help the art department design the cover for the next bestseller.

Story writing workshop with Picture Book Editor

The best picture books are read again, and again, and again. Find out what makes a story that excites and inspires and help the editors take their characters on a brand-new adventure. 

Character building workshop with Fiction Editor

The most engaging children’s book characters can become long-running series, with readers eagerly awaiting their next adventure. Discuss the magic ingredients for a beloved character and help the editorial team conjure up a new hero.  


Little Tiger will be donating a box of books worth £50 for each school attending, so make sure to book your visit today.

Watch this space for updates or to find out more, email schools@kidzania.co.uk now!