Monday, 2 September 2019

Booka Bookshop Summer Round Up & September Kids Events

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Message from Booka Bookshop, Oswestry.

A round-up of the fun we've had this summer, plus what's coming up this September!  It's almost that time - back to school! We've had a wonderful season  of kids events this summer,  big thanks to everyone who joined in the fun.  Read on for a round up of our antics, and what's on for September!  Friday 13th September  Join us throughout the day for storytimes, activities and special offers...    Roald Dahl's Books & Buggies  11am Upstairs at Booka    Sue will be sharing extracts from The Enormous Crocodile, plus delightful board books Roald DahlÆs ABC and 123.    Join us for this FREE parent & toddler drop in and celebrate the magic of Roald Dahl!      ** Roald Dahl Story Time Drop-In  3pm Onwards  ------------------------------------------------------------    Join Sue for a drop-in Story Time and activity session and  explore & enjoy the wonderful worlds of  these bestûloved stories!  Suitable for all ages.  10% off all Roald Dahl Books on the day!  Marvellous Fluffy Squishy Crafternoon!    Sunday 15th September  1.30pm - 2.30pm  Tickets ú3  Suitable for ages 4+    Eddie knows her Mum would LOVE a Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty for her birthday.  The only problem is that she doesnÆt know what a Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty is. Do you?  Join Becca and Eddie in a determined search for the perfect present.  This is a marvelous story of self-discovery for children aged 4+ from the talented author and illustrator Beatrice Alemagna.    Enjoy a story time, then have a go at making your very own  Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty!    Non-stop fun was had at our morning with Konnie Huq this month! Konnie visited to celebrate the launch of her brand new series, Cookie and the Most Annoying Boy in the World.  Konnie blew us away with live draw-alongs, brain busting quizzes and games galore!  With rave reviews from David Walliams, Charlie Higson, Jacqueline Wilson, David Baddiel, and Dawn French this new series written and illustrated by Konnie is a must read!    Thanks to Konnie, and everyone who came and made it a morning to remember.    Signed copies now available in store.    æSmart, funny and full of warmth, just like its authorÆ David Walliams  Roald Dahl Creative Writing Workshop  Our budding authors let their imaginations loose in our Roald Dahl themed creative  writing workshop. We explored our favourite Roald Dahl tales to create characters of our own, and began to set their stories in motion. Everyone chose their favourite from three fantastic Creative Writing Workbooks to take home and continue their story.  These inspiring and accessible books are in stock now. Why not join us for Roald Dahl Day, when there'll be 10% off!  Penguinaut Crafternoon    Thanks to everyone who came to our Penguinaut Holiday Crafternoon! We celebrated the 50th anniversary of the moon landings with a storytime & then made our very own rocket ships! This whimsical & charming picture book is sure to delight both children and adults alike, and makes for perfect crafty inspiration.    Orville lives at the zoo, surrounded by animal pals who go on exciting adventures. He struggles to keep up, until one day he concocts an adventure all his own: build a spaceship and fly to the moon all by himself! Can one tiny penguin get there alone? Or will Orville find that sometimes you need a little help from your friends?    Copies available in store.    Our next Crafternoon will be on Sunday 15th September as we share The Marvellous Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty, an original and beautifully illustrated tale about the joy of finding the perfect gift for a loved one.  Eco Club Pop-Up  We loved getting creative to tackle waste in our Eco Club Pop-Up!  It was inspiring to see so many budding eco warriors passionate about protecting our planet.  We shared ideas about what makes our world special, and how we can create a better future, before making up-cycled tote bags from old T-shirtÆs, drawing our inspiration from The Little Book for Big Changes ( . It's brimming with ideas about how to make the world a better place. Everyone went away with a copy of this engaging hand book, plus some wild flower seed bombs to plant. Thanks everyone who came!  STEM Pop-Up Workshop    Our budding scientists and engineers showed off their skills at our STEM pop-up workshop. We stretched their creative brains with paper based challenges!  Working in teams, we discovered how you can cut a piece of A4 paper to fit a whole person throught it, what makes the most aerodynamic paper aeroplane, and created a load bearing structure out of paper. Well done to the proud winners of the bridge building challenge! They combined form and function to make something original, visually pleasing and practical. Everyone chose a book to take home, from Usborne's fantastic STEM Scribble ( range - available in the shop!    Big thanks to author Danny Rurlander for popping in to sign stock of his fantastic new middle grade adventure thriller Spylark.    A boy. A drone.  And the danger below ...  Ever since the accident, Tom's struggled with his mobility. But he has a secret escape: Skylark, his drone - through this technology, he can fly above his Lake District home, exploring his world from a totally different perspective.  But when he stumbles upon a terrorist plot, he knows  no one will believe him.  Maggie and Joel, a sister and brother on holiday in his aunt's cottage, are the only ones who can help ... but can they stop the plot in time?    Copies are flying out - grab yours now!      ============================================================  Our September Reads...  Year 3/4 - The Legend of Kevin the Roly Poly Flying Pony by Phillip Reeve & Sarah McIntyre  Year 5/6 - The Monster Who Wasn't by T.C Shelley  Teen - I, Cosmo by Carlie Sorosiak  YA - Jelly by Clare Rees    We have a few spaces left in our Year 5/6 and Teen book clubs -  pop into the shop or ** email us ('s%20Junior%20Bookclub%20September%202019)  to join!  ** (  ** (  ** (  ** (  OPENING TIMES: MON-SAT 9.30am-5.30pm  SUN 11.00am-4.00pm  CALL: 01691 662244  EMAIL: