KidZania London Launches Book of the Month Event Series in Partnership with Little Tiger Group

KidZania London, the indoor city run by kids, is launching a brand new series of monthly events, designed to spotlight the very best children’s authors and inspire a passion for reading and literacy among 4 to 12 year olds. The Book of The Month events, hosted in partnership with publishing partner, Little Tiger Group, will allow parents and children to get up close and personal with their favourite authors, who will lead a series of fun, interactive workshops for young visitors at KidZania, as well as giving fans the chance to purchase signed copies of their favourite books.

Book of the Month will kick off at KidZania on Saturday 16 June, giving families the chance to meet Spynosaur series author, Guy Bass. Confirmed events for June, July, August and September are as follows:

Guy Bass, Spynosaur, Saturday 16 June

Top spy-entists put the mind of a secret agent inside the body of a dinosaur to create the first ever Super Secret Agent Dinosaur. His codename: Spynosaur. Together with his daughter Amber, this prehistoric hero protects the world from villainy. Author Guy Bass will be putting budding secret agents through their paces to see if they have what it takes to join Spynosaur's Department 6 - can you spot the lie, decipher the code and be initiated into the agency? 

Little Tiger Summer Picture Book Event: Celebrating the top 4 picture books for under 4s, Saturday 14 July

Aimed at younger visitors to the city, Little Tiger will be celebrating four fabulous picture books for under fours to enjoy this summer. Colourful, creative and captivating, the four books rated as the best summer reads are; Octopants (by Suzy Senior and Claire Powell), Look Out It’s a Dragon (by Jonny Lambert), Blue Monster Wants It All (by Jeanne Willis and Jenni Desmond) and Cock-a-doodle-poo (by Steve Smallman and Florence Weiser). To celebrate, Little Tiger will be hosting a series of arts and crafts in the Library for parents and their children to enjoy together.  

Holly Webb, Shine, Saturday 18 August

Shine is the sparkling new series of dance, drama, dreams and friendship from bestselling author Holly Webb, set at the Shine School for Performing Arts. Holly has written over 100 books for children and was a book editor before she became a full-time writer. Join Holly for a writing workshop where she'll share her top tips for creating characters and writing stories. 

Gareth P. Jones, Pet Defenders, Saturday 8 September

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS meets THE X FILES – Pet Defenders are secret agents with a difference. Secret agent Biskit is not happy when he discovers his new partner Mitzy is a cat – everyone knows that cats and dogs don’t mix. But saving the earth from alien invasions must come first and the planet is under attack! Biskit and Mitzy have come up against a bizarre range of alien invaders - from face-hugging beards, to stinky cheese - can you help author Gareth P. Jones create a disgusting new alien for them to battle?  

Additional authors will be announced throughout the year.

Little Tiger Brand Director Lauren Ace said: “Every community should have a library and the KidZania city has welcomed the Little Tiger library with huge enthusiasm. A Book of the Month programme, highlighting a new series each month, felt like the natural next step from our World Book Day celebrations to extend our partnership throughout the year. We are always looking for new ways to connect our authors and illustrators with their readers and as a top destination for families, KidZania is the perfect place to reach them.”

Eddie Kemsley, CEO KidZania London said:“Following our World Book Day events this year and the incredible Library space that Little Tiger has brought to the city, we are absolutely delighted to be launching Book of The Month at KidZania. Reading and literacy is such a crucial part of the school curriculum and we’re so proud to be working with some of the UK’s most inspiring children’s authors to bring gripping stories to life in a fun and interactive way. We hope it not onlyencourages children to develop a love of reading, but inspires the authors of the future too.” 

The new Book of The Month activity follows a successful partnership with Little Tiger Group for World Book Day 2018, and KidZania London is pleased to announce that it will be continuing this partnership for World Book Day 2019 to deliver a celebration of reading, writing and books across the city.

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About the Little Tiger Group: 

The Little Tiger Group is a creatively-led independent publisher comprised of four imprints, each with its own distinct approach to creating engaging and inspiring books for children and young people. The group’s flagship picture book list, Little Tiger, focuses on heart-warming, humorous and beautifully-illustrated picture books. Caterpillar Books specialises in interactive novelty books for babies and young children. Stripes Publishing creates exciting commercial fiction for young readers and teens. 360 Degrees produces stunning, illustrated non-fiction. 

Together, the Little Tiger Group’s mission is to create a diverse range of high-quality books, with something that will appeal to every reading taste, helping children develop a passion for books and a life-long love of reading.

About KidZania London:

KidZania London offers 4-14 year olds more than 60 real life activities. Spanning across 75,000 square feet, KidZania is an amazing indoor city built just for kids! 

Blending learning with reality and entertainment, each career at KidZania is developed to teach kids essential life skills including financial literacy, team work and independence.

Designed to empower and entertain kids, KidZania gives children the chance to challenge themselves and explore the world of opportunities. If your child has ever dreamt of becoming a pilot, a firefighter or the next award-winning singer, watch the excitement on their faces as they try out real life activities! The concept effectively gives them their first taste of independence and gets kids thinking about what they might want to be in the future.

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