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Ignition Kids Festival - Breakfast Book Club

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Athenaeum Library

23 The Octagon

Dunedin, Otago 9010

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A fun book club JUST FOR KIDS held in the historic, beguiling and beautiful Athenaeum Library.

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Join Charlotte McKay, Children's Specialists at The Children's Room (University Book Shop), and special guest Selina Tusitala Marsh, former Poet Laureate, to discuss, debate, imagine and eat biscuits - just like a real book club!

Charlotte runs the Magic Book Club at the UBS, and this special Ignition Kids Festival Breakfast Book Club edition helps bring the magic further afield and keep fanning the flames of a love of storytelling, books and reading.

We are more than a little excited that Charlotte will be joined by teacher, performer, and former Poet Laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh to discuss Selina’s two fabulous, funny, and thought-provoking ‘Mophead’ (winner of the Margaret Mahy Book of the Year at the NZ Children’s Book Awards for Children and Young Adults in 2020) and its follow-up, ‘Mophead Tu’. Selina will be there to answer any burning questions about writing these two incredible stories and share her amazing journey to realising that it’s her difference makes the difference.

You'll discuss characters, plot, story progression, and illustration to name a few. You can talk about what you liked, didn't like, would do differently all among a group of like-minded booklovers, just like you. Not to mention you can grill the author herself!

You don’t have to have read Selina’s books to attend, but it would help you to get the most out of this session.

FREE to attend, but bookings are required as numbers are limited.

Questions? Phone Charlotte on 03 477 6976 or email childrensroom@unibooks.co.nz

Ignition Kids Book Festival is a partnership between University Book Shop and Dunedin Public Libraries, proudly hosted in New Zealand's City of Literature - Otepoti/Dunedin.

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