We were delighted to officially open the brand new library at St. Johns Primary School in Crossens, Southport today. Peter was the ultimate gentleman and let Peter cut the ribbon (Charlie couldn't be trusted with sharp scissors). It was great to see the Children's reaction to having a library in the school for the first time and everyone was so friendly and welcoming.
We will be visiting St.Johns school in Crossens, Southport tomorrow where we will be reading Madeleine Goes to the Moon and also officially opening the new school library. We are so proud to have been asked to do this and are looking forward to it. The reaction we have had from Children and parents to the book in the first two weeks has completely blown us away and taken us by surprise.
I would just like to thank everyone who has supported us so far and to everyone who has been kind enough to purchase the book. Also, I know I keep making the same point, but we really would appreciate it if you could post your (honest) reviews on Amazon please. It may not seem it, but it really does make a huge difference to us. Than you to those who have already done so, we do appreciate it, but we do need more please!!
On Saturday 11th October Peter Lynas will be selling signed copies of Madeleine Goes to the Moon at the PEEPs fair in Hesketh Bank. If you are planning on purchasing a copy then come along and but one at a specially discounted rate!
On Monday 13th October Peter and Charlie will be officially opening the new library at St Johns Primary School in Crossens, Southport. We'll try not to fight over who gets to cut the ribbon (it'll be Peter..). We're also available for ship launches and turning on Christmas lights!
Also, we would like to thank those of you who have been kind enough to review our book on Amazon. And for those of you who haven't, please do so if you can spare the time, it makes a huge difference to how visible the book is to others.
On Saturday we were in the excellent Kiddiroo in Tarleton signing books and much more. It was a great day and it was nice to see so many people turn up.
Many thanks to Kiddiroo for being so welcoming and many thanks once again to Ash Black for the wonderful photos.
I will create a dedicated menu item on the website linking to reviews very soon, but in the meantime here is an excellent review of Madeleine Goes to the Moon from an extremely reputable source for those of you still in any doubt!
Madeleine Goes to School! Photos from our first school visit to All Saints in Hesketh Bank #KLA #kidslit
On 3rd October we visited All Saints Primary School in Hesketh Bank where we read Madeleine Goes to the Moon to the children and answered some very challenging questions. We showed the children how we created the book using sketches, drafts and storyboards and how it changed along the way.
The school are now using Madeleine Goes to the Moon in their reception class lessons and we are extremely grateful to them for welcoming us so warmly. We have several other school visits lined up including the official opening of a school library - more news to follow. For now, here are some photos from our visit to All Saints Primary School.
Please note that the photos were taken by the extremely talented Ash Black photography and we are very grateful to her also for capturing such high quality and natural images. Please check out her link below.
Things have been really busy since the book launch, even busier than we expected and so I haven't been able to keep my posts as up to date as I would have liked. Anyway, here are some photos from the book launch held in the Waterstones Preston store on 27th September. Once again many thanks to Waterstones for holding our launch event.
Please please please we need your help. If you have been kind enough to purchase a copy of Madeleine Goes to the Moon could we ask you to post a review on Amazon. I know it might not seem like a huge deal to many of you, but the number of reviews on a listing on Amazon makes a massive deal to how visible it is to everyone.
We're not asking you to give us 5 stars if you don't like it, please just be honest, we can take it! But we are keen to make sure that as many as people possible can see our book. It's not just because we are proud of it, but because this first week has shown us that when children and parents see the book they really like it. The hardest part is getting them to see it in the first place.
Reviews really do increase exposure for us and potentially generate sales. And if we can sell enough books then we can release a sequel, and it's pretty clear to us already that a sequel is in demand!
Please please can we also ask you that (if you like the book) you spread the word. We need all the help we can get! And if any of you are best pals with David Beckham, the Queen or anyone else famous let us know and we will send them a copy of the book and a t-shirt!!
Once again though please, just 5 minutes to write a review could make the world of difference to both of us. Thank you.
Peter and Charlie visited All Saints School in Hesketh Bank on Friday to read Madeleine Goes to the Moon to the children and explain how they went about making the book. The children were great, the book was very well received and there were some difficult questions asked. The school are even going to use the book in their lessons in reception class! Many many thanks to All Saints School for welcoming us so warmly.
Peter and Charlie also took part in a great event at the superb Kiddiroo toy shop in Tarleton on Saturday including a reading, signings and a colouring competition (that was very difficult to judge). Many thanks to Kiddiroo for hosting the event, it was great to see so many new faces and rewarding to see so many children of different ages loving the book. Best of all was that almost every child wanted to read Madeleine's next adventure....
Photos for both events were taken by the fantastic Ashleigh Black photography - watch this space - we will post them as soon as we are able!
Finally, it turned out to be an even more productive couple of days as Peter and Charlie have been asked to attend two more schools in the next couple of weeks, one to open their new library and cut the yellow ribbon! More details to follow... Now all we need is a time machine to fit everything in..
Don't forget we will be in Kiddiroo in Tarleton from 12pm on Saturday for a book reading and book signing event. It's a lovely shop and it should be lots of fun, if you are in the area please come along!