Herne Hill Kids' Lit Fest Challenge

February

 

❤️ Hooray for Valentine's Day, and for love in all its many shapes and forms. 💘

 

We'll be kicking off our Herne Hill Kids' Lit Fest Challenge with a reflection on the many ways of expressing friendship and affection, so beautifully reflected in Jane Porter and Maisie Paradise Shearring's wonderful book, The Boy Who Loved Everyone.

This thought-provoking and reflective tale was written to show how much difference ordinary kindness can make in the world, and offers such an important message in today's Covid-framed, socially-distanced world.

Our challenge for YOU this month is to find your own ways to express love. Here are some ideas to get you started:

1. Make a tree with heart shaped leaves with the wonderful Jane Porter.

2. Colour the tree below, add heart shaped leaves, and draw something you love in the hearts.

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3. Write and send a special letter to let somebody know how much they mean to you.

Learn how to create your very own beautiful folded paper letter with wonderful local author and storyteller, Margaret Bateson-Hill.

4. Weave somebody a bracelet to wear as a symbol of your love.

Traditionally, as you tie the bracelet onto your friend's wrist you may both wish for something.

When the bracelet finally wears out and falls off, your wish comes true! 

❤ We are celebrating our theme of LOVE with the following titles this month, click on a book to buy. ❤

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