Now, if you live in the Netherlands, you will know that the yearly Kinderboekenweek in October is a huge event. Primary schools and town libraries run many fun events to promote reading.
I usually run a workshop for student teachers at Avans in Breda. I choose an English picturebook which links to the annual theme and offer some book-related English teaching activities. As more and more Dutch primaries are interested in including some English titles during this event, I decided to put together some book recommendations for schools and the American Book Center.
2018: Four books which covered the theme of friendship;
- Blue Chameleon by Emily Gravett (grp 1-5)
- Ping & Pong are best friends (mostly) by Tim Hopgood (grp 2/3)
- Up & Down by Oliver Jeffers (grp 4-5)
- Imaginary Friend by Eoin Colfer, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers (grp 6-8)