Kids get up close to books with Tidelines

Ever wonder how to get your kids to put down their phones and discover the joy of reading? For the fourth year running, Tidelines Book Festival in North Ayrshire is working with North Ayrshire Council to provide exciting and stimulating events with real-life authors to encourage young people to get involved with books.

As part of this year’s September festival, three well-known authors will be working with classes, explaining how they got started and reading from their own work. Jonathan Meres (The World of Norm series), Stuart Reid (Gorgeous George and numerous Scottish history books for young people) and Andy Briggs (Polybius: The Urban Legend) are exciting and innovative authors, who will provide six sessions in North Ayrshire schools. Storyteller Mrs Mash will deliver two sessions for early years classes.

mrs mash (3 of 4)

Free books for children will be provided by Tidelines, with support from the Scottish Book Trust and the Big Lottery.

Meeting an inspirational author can open up new worlds, help you to have new experiences and test new ideas. It can be something to take with you for the rest of your life. Tidelines is providing a fantastic opportunity to open young minds.

The youngest members of the family will not be left out. Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe, Mrs Mash the Storytelling Cook will be entertaining with songs, stories and fun for 3 year olds and up at the Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine on

Saturday 24 September at 11.00-12.00

Tickets £5 per family (4) from HAC tel: 01294 274059 (no booking fee) or clicking here.

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