Enthusiasts urged to create cover in St Ives Book Jam competition

Book Jam

Book Jam - Credit: Archant

Young reading enthusiasts are being urged to use their creative talents to design a book cover ahead of the fourth Book Jam.

Mick the Skip

Mick the Skip - Credit: Archant

ACE Friends of St Ives Corn Exchange’s annual festival returns on Saturday, May 9, and to spark children’s interests a competition has been set up to design a cover for the story Mick the Skip Goes on an Adventure.

The competition is split into five year groups: Reception, Years 1 and 2, Years 3 and 4, Years 5 and 6 and Years 7 and above, with three prizes for each category, with book tokens worth £40, £25 and £10 up for grabs.

Book Jam is backed by The Hunts Post and Mick George and supported by Heffers of Cambridge and Cambridgeshire Libraries.

There is a host of free workshops for children to learn from authors and illustrators, author signing sessions, books for sale, a soft play area for younger children enjoying their first books and appearances by book characters.


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More details of workshops and activities during Book Jam will be revealed in the coming weeks.

INFORMATION: Artwork should measure no more than 26cm x 20cm. Send entries, with child’s name, year group, address and telephone number or email address to: The St Ives Corn Exchange, The Pavement, St Ives, Cambs, PE27 5AD by April 17.

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For more details, visit www.stivesbookjam.com, email bumble.bookjam@btinternet.com or call 01480 467094.

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