Have you heard of the 'Books Are My Bag' campaign? It's aimed at celebrating bookshops and reading, and for children this will include a fab freebie too.
This October, selected bookshops will be giving away a free limited edition book bag for children, designed by the award winning author and illustrator Lauren Child. It would make for a great gift for children as it features the hugely popular characters Charlie and Lola, who are making a comeback after six years with a new book.
For children who have been introduced to these characters through the popular CBeebies television show discovering the original books along with lots of other activities in the Books Are My Bag events should make for a great day out.
Here are the places and dates to get your free Charlie & Lola Book Bag:
- Friday 2nd Oct- Daytime: School event with Muswell Hill Children’s Bookshop
- Friday 2nd Oct - Evening: Waterstones Piccadilly event
- Sat 3rd Oct - Cheltenham
- Sun 4th Oct - Henley
- Monday 5th Oct - Chorleywood Bookshop
- Thursday 8th Oct - SilverDell Bookshop
- Friday 9th Oct - Simply Books
- Sunday 11th Oct - Ryedale Festival
- Monday 12th Oct - Ryedale Schools Festival
You can find more details about the Charlie & Lola events on the Books Are My Bag website here.
Even if you are not near to those bookshops then there are events being held in bookshops all around the UK on the weekend of 8th - 11th October, and again you can find more information on the Books Are My Bag website, or by contacting your local bookshop for details.