Exclusive Books is the premier destination in-store and online for the widest range of the best Children’s books. This year, the 1 Club Festival will celebrate the very best of youth titles for children from the ages of three to 15 then catering for the older teen in the young adult category with many fabulous new reads, as well as classic children’s stories featuring prominently in store along with fun filled children’s events from 16 March to 16 April 2012.
For ages three to six, there are many favourites from Julia Donaldson such as The Odd Pet and other stories, The Scrap Rocket and other stories and The Gruffalo. Dora the Explorer: Stay Safe by Nickelodeon is another bestseller that every little girl’s bookshelf deserves. There are also some local reads that are captivating our littlest audiences; Doen dit self Kookhuns by Priddy, Running Rhino by Mweyne Hadithi and The Boy Who Cried Ninja by Alex Latimer.
For the six to nine age group there is a wide selection including The Lorax by Dr Seuss, Jakkals en Wolf by Pieter Grobbelaar, the Dinosaur Cove series by Rex Stone and Monster High Lisi Harrison.
Children between the ages of 10 and 14 can look forward to A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, Artichoke hearts by Sita Brahmachan and My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher.
For the Young Adults, there are fast -paced adventures and futuristic heroes in novels such as Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Infernal Devices: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, Divergent by Veronica Roth and BZRK by Michael Grant.
Parents looking for entertaining, educational activities for their children during the Easter holidays need look no further with daily events at 11h00 in flagship Exclusive Books stores around the country between 16 March and 16 April 2012. These are some of the fabulous children’s events (please refer to event calendar for the dates of these events at stores nationwide).
Lego Dinosaurs Party: Come and be creative with Lego blocks as we celebrate the launch of the new Dinosaur range. Lots of fun to be had by all and spot prizes are up for grabs.
Splat the Cat: Spend the morning with Splat the Cat, doing lots of great activities. Hear all about his first day at school. Then help make a mouse friend, Seymour, for Splat.
Dora Explorer: Stay safe with Dora: Dora is a world-class explorer. But she is always safety-conscious. An expert will share some safety tips.
Running Rhino: Come and have your photo taken with Romi the World’s biggest beaded rhino.
Listen to the story and make your own beaded bracelet.
Gruffalo Visit: Everybody loves the Gruffalo. He is tromping around South Africa, so come and meet him (tell your mom to take a picture
Tinga Tinga Tales: Join us for an African tale and some drumming.
Monster High: A pamper party for little girls. Get some beauty tips and have your nails done.
That’s So Gross: Fascinating facts about bugs, slugs and gross creatures. Not for the faint-hearted because some scary critters will be attending too!
Doen Dit Self: ’n Prettige partytjie met fantastiese aktiwiteite, eksperimente en die kans om jou eie lekkernye te maak.
Jakkals en Wolf: Kom geniet prettige aktiwiteite en fantastiese stories vol humor en drama maar ook waardevolle lewenslesse.
The Boy who cried Ninja: Come dressed as a ninja and hear all about how to deal with pirates, astronauts, crocodiles, aliens and ninjas.
The campaign is designed to get South African children reading more and realising that there is huge fun to be had in books, and everything to do with book stores. As the premier destination for Children’s books, Exclusive Books offers an all-round fun experience and can’t wait to welcome South Africa’s kids for the 1 Club Festival.