Chatterbooks Launch Event at Askew Road Library with Author Christopher William Hill

Saturday 19th October 2013 saw the launch of two new Chatterbooks groups at Askew Road Library.

Christopher with two Chatterbooks members.

Christopher with two Chatterbooks members.

New Chatterbooks members were thrilled to meet children’s Author Christopher William Hill who came along to help us with the launch. Christopher talked about writing and some of the ways that he uses to create characters and plots for his stories. The session was very interactive and the children really enjoyed themselves. Christopher asked for volunteers to take a whiff of the contents of various closed boxes.

Lucky volunteers about to have a whiff of contents within the mystery box.

Lucky volunteers about to have a whiff of contents within the mystery box.

Then using the comments from the children and everyones imagination a rough story was created.

Creating content for a story

Creating content for a story

One such example was from a box that the children said smelt like cinnamon. Christopher said “There was a very small Apple pie rested on a very small table”. The resulting storyline from this, was about a Frenchman who lived in New York in a very big house, next door to a pie shop which was close to a Zoo. The man used to dress up as an Apple Pie in order to save money to return to France. Unfortunately despite living so close to a Zoo for so long and avoiding being eaten by animals, as soon as he arrived in France he was eaten by a bear!

Osbert The Avenger by Christopher William Hill

Osbert The Avenger by Christopher William Hill

The surprised Children who attended the visit by Christopher were then presented at the end of the session with a copy of “Osbert The Avenger” which the Author very kindly signed.

Christopher William Hill signing copies of his book Osbert the Avenger

Christopher William Hill signing copies of his book Osbert the Avenger

Smiley reader with a signed copy of book.

Smiley reader with a signed copy of book.

We would like to thank both Christopher William Hill and Orchard Books, who provided the books for the Children.

A great Chatterbook session

A great Chatterbooks session

We had such a lot of interest from potential Chatterbooks members that we are glad to announce that we will be hosting two groups. The first meeting will be on Saturday 9th November 10.45-11.45am and the second on Monday 11th November 3.45-4.45pm. Both groups will then meet once every four weeks and are aimed at Children between 7-11 yrs old.

For further details please visit the library or our website.

by Zedh Foley
Customer Services manager, Askew Road Library

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