Do-It-Yourself Book Festival

It’s called the “National Book Festival,” so this year we?re doing something a little different to help make it even more truly national.

This year we have launched a “Young Readers’ Toolkit” on the NBF website. There we provide a whole set of tools to help you host your very own book festival in your school or community.

There is a “hosting guide”–i.e., tips on what to consider; detailed information about authors with younger audiences and author podcasts; resources for educators; information to help inspire young people to be creative on their own; and a high-resolution image of the ever-popular NBF poster.

Are you planning a book festival? If so, let us know how it goes!

2 Comments

  1. Marcel
    September 26, 2007 at 10:00 am

    Good idea and well done. Especially the option “meet the authors” opens a way to get more information. I am from Germany and here we do not have such a festival, but also many opportunities to get access to knowledge. Thats why I support the plans from the big internet company “google” that the scan all books to make knowledge accessable to everyone, everywhere.

  2. sabine
    June 28, 2008 at 12:29 am

    We try to motivate Thai kids to read more, will see if we can use the kit for new ideas and apply them in Thailand.

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