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School Program

Author Visits / Parent Workshops & Storytelling

Since 2013, Bring Me a Book has been bringing children’s authors, illustrators and renowned literacy experts to schools in Hong Kong to spread the love of reading. Why, you might ask? We believe that meeting an author, illustrator, literacy expert, storyteller in real life and hearing them convey their passion for their work can fundamentally alter a child’s relationship to books and ignite a life-long love of reading. By bringing their stories to life, author visits often motivate previously reluctant readers to pick up a book while also inspiring educators to think about the subject matter more creatively.

We feel incredibly indebted to our long-term partners, BoAML and Target, for sponsoring the travel and accommodation costs of the author and speaker visits to HK in the past, which would otherwise be unaffordable for our beneficiaries, including low-income schools and community centers.

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Remember: Authors don’t do school visits, schools do author visits. It’s all about preparation and building excitement for the children – by the time the visit day comes around, the kids feel like the author is a rock star.

So make sure their books are read by teachers in classrooms and/or daily facts about the author or his/her books are shared ahead of time. Why not try a message board where kids can write to the author? Or ask your students to share their favourite books here.

For more information about our workshops and author program, please contact our Assistant Program Manager, Yvonne Leung at yvonne@bringmeabook.org.hk or call (852) 2127 4533.

Previous Author and Speaker Visits 

Ideas for World Book Day

It’s a wonderful opportunity to celebrate books and to remind students, schools and families of the power of reading while also giving back to the local community in a meaningful way.

 

Bring Me A Book Pyjama Day – Books are not just for bedtime!

Pyjama Day is a special day where children AND teachers come to school wearing their pyjamas! Students love to see their classmates and teachers dress ‘down’ in their night gear – all for a good cause! You can make your Pyjama Day as big as you like – by organizing extra activities such as book or bake sales, or keep it simple and ask for donations in return for wearing pyjamas.

 

Readathon – Pay it Forward – with a book!

Partner with local charity Bring Me A Book Hong Kong to organize your school’s Readathon!
Encourage your students to read to help those in need while raising awareness of the importance of literacy.