Welcome to the Kids News Book Club.
We have launched this club, in partnership with HarperCollins, to encourage schoolchildren to further their reading experience beyond the news stories we house on kidsnews.com.au
We have kick-started the club with five great titles for students.
1. His Name was Walter by Emily Rodda
2. Ice Wolves by Amie Kaufman
3. Barney and the Secret of the French Spies by Jackie French
4. Funny Kid Prank Wars by Matt Stanton,
5. The Girl, and the Dog and the Writer in Rome by Katrina Nannestad.
Each month we’ll add a new book to the club, allowing all children to read the first three chapters FREE. If the type on the e-reader is too small, simply right click on your mouse and hit Zoom and it will make the type bigger.
All students will also have the chance to win a class set of the book for their school by answering a simple question on the story about the book.
KIDS NEWS BOOK CLUB MEMBERSHIP
For those students who join the book club and become a member, they can purchase the book at a special discount price when we email a unique discount code at the end of each month.
Members will also have additional chances to enter competitions, read author interviews and other cool stuff.
Membership is FREE but requires parental consent (there is a link to the parental consent form on each book listing).
Non-members can purchase books too, but at a slightly higher price.
Consent form can be found HERE
Kids News publisher Toni Hetherington said creating a free book club for Australian school students enhanced the benefits kidsnews.com.au was already bringing to schools.
“While kidsnews.com.au is primarily a daily news site for schoolchildren written in sensitive and appropriate language and a valuable literacy tool for teachers, it makes sense to complement that with the addition of quality works of fiction,” Ms Hetherington said.
“Building on our children’s general knowledge via news and inspiring their creativity and imagination through books is a powerful combination.”
Michelle Weisz, Head of Marketing & Communications for HarperCollins Children’s Books Australia: “We are so excited to have the opportunity to partner with Kids News on this new book club. At HarperCollins we are proud to publish books by some of Australia’s best-loved authors and illustrators. The Kids News website brings news stories to classrooms in a fun, accessible and engaging way, and we are delighted to add our books to the mix to help teachers and parents get kids reading.”
To purchase books visit https://kidsnews.myshopify.com/