Have you ever wanted to know how to make and write your own mini-children’s book? Philip Bell, award winning local children’s author and publisher at Beachy Books, will be at Quay Arts Artists’ Book Fair, Newport, Isle of Wight, on Saturday 28th May between 11am and 4pm, showing you how!
All children are welcome to come along and get a free folding paper book with top tips of how to write their own story with advice on hand from Philip and some inspiration from a display of books recently created by children from Newchurch Primary School. Philip says, “My story books will show your children how they can use their own experiences to write unique stories – and they’re great fun too!”
Philip Bell will also be signing copies of his children’s picture book, Jack and Boo’s Bucket of Treasures, which recently won the Children’s Award in the David St John Thomas Charitable Trust Self Publishing awards, in association with Writers’ News and Writing Magazine, in London on May 11th 2011.
Philip says, “Jack and Boo have gained a strong following worldwide, including many Island families and children. We’d love to meet some of our fans so they can see how we make our books and get an exclusive first look at a proof of our next Jack and Boo adventure, before it’s published.”
Jack and Boo’s Bucket of Treasures follows the adventures of two children on a beach finding treasures washed ashore at low tide. It also includes lots of real world nature images, a spotter guide and family beach ideas, which combine into fun, fact-filled fiction. Beachy Books is a family-run publisher on the Isle of Wight, founded by Philip and Eleanor Bell. Jack and Boo’s Bucket of Treasures is available to buy in Waterstone’s Newport, IOW or via this website.