Next year is set to be a big year for the book group, as we will be celebrating both the 50th anniversary of the Federation of Children's Book Groups, and the 10th anniversary of Yeo Valley Children's Book Group.
Soon we will be voting on the books we want to win this year in the "younger children" and "younger readers" categories. We will read the younger children's books at our event in early May, and the 3 younger readers books will be available to borrow, so everyone can get to read them before voting.
Our Beatrix Potter 150th anniversary event made it into the Weston Mercury:
Karen Edbrooke and Ruth MacNeil reading to the children. Picture: Jeremy Long.
‘Beautiful’ gardens host children’s day
11 August 2016
Some of beloved author Beatrix Potter’s best-loved stories came to life for children from North Somerset’s villages last week.
The Yeo Valley children’s book group took more than 30 children to a Peter Rabbit-themed interactive storytelling workshop at the Yeo Valley Organic Gardens, in Blagdon, on Friday.
The group’s co-chairman Ruth MacNeill said: “The children enjoyed an interactive storytelling of Peter Rabbit’s adventures and trails in the beautiful Yeo Valley Organic Gardens, where they had to follow clues and find Beatrix Potter characters.
“The event concluded with delicious Little Yeo Yoghurts and goody bags with activities for all the children.”
We will be celebrating the birth of Beatrix Potter 150 years ago by enjoying some of her stories in the beautiful setting of the Yeo Valley Organic Garden. There will be storytelling and a children's trail to explore the garden. We will also have a raffle, with some great prizes on offer, and after the event we hope to enjoy some of the cakes in the Yeo Valley cafe. The event takes place on Friday 5th August, 2pm-4pm. Please email email@example.com to book a place, or use our 'contact us' page.
Find out more about the Yeo Valley Organic Garden at www.theorganicgardens.co.uk
Join us for a viewing of the new Disney film of Roald Dahl's book "The BFG" at the Curzon Cinema on Saturday 23rd of July, 10am. Tickets must be booked in advance. £5 per person and includes a short craft activity afterwards. To book a place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children. Film rated PG.
Date - Sunday 13th July from 4.30 - 6pm
Join us for a lovely walk up to the Beech camp clearing at Goblin Combe where legendary story teller Michael Loader will join us for storytelling round the campfire! Hot dogs will be available to purchase for a small amount and bring your own marshmallows to toast! Bring Wellies and waterproofs if it's wet
and meet at goblin Combe environment centre , plunder street , BS49 4PQ at
4.30pm so we can all walk up together (it's about a 15 minute walk into the woods). Parking is available just up from the environment centre.
Members are free and non members can also attend for £3 per child so bring your friends.
Important info - the walk gets quite steep and slippy at times and is therfore not suitable for those with walking difficulties and is not ideal for buggies
It would be helpful to have an idea of numbers, so if you know you would like to join us and if you will be bringing friends or additional family members, please do let Sue know at email@example.com.
Please do feel you can come along on the day too.
The new of our successful Charlie and the Chocolate Factory themed event, in celebration of National Share-a-Story Month has made several local newspapers.
You can find an article on the Weston Mercury's website here.
The article below also appeared in the North Somerset Times:
Yeo Valley Children's Book Group was delighted to welcome Tracey Corderoy to our event today. She read her book Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam to our younger guests, who then went on to make their own spiders.
While the older children made bookmarks and heard all about the characters in Tracey's story Baddies, Beasties and a sprinkling of Crumbs.
Finally the children were lucky enough to have their books signed by Tracey, to take home and enjoy time and time again.