This Saturday, 20 December head out to Books & Books in Camana Bay for the second of a series of events in the Cayman Islands Whistling Duck Book Award celebrations.
Children aged five to 12 can come out from 1:30pm to 2:30pm and teenagers are welcome from 3pm to 4pm.
There will be prizes, surprises and sidewalk art for young and junior readers, while teenagers can come dressed in their best hippie costumes and are also invited to bring a piece of clothing to tie-dye.
This event will feature a selection of the 15 books short-listed for the Whistling Duck Book Award.
The event will feature the book Hip Hop Speaks to Children from the young readers (ages five to eight) category, while junior readers (ages nine to 12) will celebrate Chris Riddell’s Ottoline and the Yellow Cat. The book featured in the teen category is PeaceJam, a Billion Small Acts of Peace.
There are five books in each age category that are nominated for the awards. Children are invited to read the books, submit the book summaries and collect the wristbands to reflect the number of books reviewed thus far.
One wristband is given per book, and the more wristbands each reader has, the better selection of prizes to choose from.
After reading the books in a category, children can vote for the winning book and author by visiting www.whistlingduck.ky.
The Whistling Duck book award is a literacy initiative sponsored by Maples and Calder, Books & Books, the Department of Education Services and the Ministry of Education, Training, Employment, Youth, Sports and Culture in the Cayman Islands Government.