Top Tips for Developing Young Readers



“Reading and storytelling with your child promotes brain development and imagination, teaches your child about language and emotions, and strengthens your relationship.”


Join us for an evening of top tips on how you can nurture a love of books, reading and storytelling in pre-school and primary school-aged children.


Literacy and literature expert, Sarah Mayor Cox will chat about


Finding the right books for your reader

Tips for reading aloud

Tips for transitioning readers from picture books to early chapter books and chapter books to novels

How to use books as an opportunity to discuss important and relevant themes - friendship, imaginative play, diversity, kindness, grief etc


Best selling authors Jen Storer and Felice Arena will talk to you about writing stories to engage children and to keep them reading.



We will give you a list of recommended books for readers aged 3-12


We will be on hand to answer your queries on individual readers


The Kids’ Bookshop will be selling books on the night at 15% discount


This event is suitable for teachers, librarians s and parents of pre-school and primary school-aged readers


Cost $12

Venue The Taproom - Shedshaker Brewery

Date February 18 2020

Time 6.30pm for a 7pm start

8.30 close

Bookings here:

Teachers, please note we will supply you with a certificate of Professional Development

Enjoy a glass of wine and gourmet pizza while you listen to the guest speakers.


The Kids’ Bookshop is the children’s book division of Northern Books