Get Into Reading Story Time
Our weekly Story Time is back again this week. Based on feedback from our customers we have amended the format slightly for this year. Below you will find the stores that will be holding a weekly story time and also the new time for each store. The list of books for the next few weeks can also be found. At each story time, kids will be provided with activity sheets to make the whole experience more enjoyable.
Hope to see you at one of our Story Times soon.
|Date of Reading||Book||Author|
|Mar 1st||Boris Gets Spots||Carrie Weston|
|Mar 8th||Hooray for Bread||Allan Ahlberg|
|Mar 15th||The Very Hungry Caterpillar||Eric Carle|
|Mar 22nd||Shh! We Have a Plan||Chris Haughton|
|Mar 29th||Mum’s the Word||Timothy Knapman|
|April 5th||Dinosaur Rescue||Penny Dale|
|April 12th||All I Said Was||Michael Morpurgo|
|April 19th||Gruffalo||Axel & Julia|
|April 26th||Happy Birthday, Hugless Douglas||David Melling|
|Galway Headford Road||11.30am|
Get Into Reading
Continuing with the widely enjoyed, Eason’s Get Into Reading campaign, we have an exciting new selection of children’s books which will be read at 11am each Saturday in every Eason store in the country! Below is the latest schedule of Story Time books, covering mid-September through to mid-December.
Story Time Schedule
Our weekly Story Time readings have just become even more rewarding!
From this Saturday, June 15th, children attending our in-store kids’ book readings throughout the summer will receive their very own Story Time Reward Card. They’ll get a special Story Time sticker on their card for each reading they attend.
Terms and Conditions
- Free book available while stocks last.
- Reward card must be redeemed by August 31st, 2013
- One sticker per person, per weekly Story Time reading
As part of Eason’s Get Into Reading campaign, we’re reading a specially selected children’s book at 11am each Saturday in every Eason store in the country! Below is the latest schedule of Story Time books, covering mid-June through mid-September.
Then it became a known fact that Pirates were also fairly fond of these undergarments.
But what wasn’t known until very recently, but is now so definitely true… is that, while dinosaurs roamed the earth, they did so in the biggest, largest, most ginormous pairs of underpants you will have ever seen.
This book is that story. And it is AWESOME!
Come join us in every Eason store in Ireland at 11am on Saturday, February 9th, as we read Dinosaurs Love Underpants to children, adults and big kids!
This week’s Story Time book is Chris Judge’s sweet and charming tale of a beast who, while happy doing what he does, feels the need to search for something different… and possibly find other creatures just like him. Judge’s story reminds me of Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are – it’s simply drawn yet beautifully presented and told.
Kids will grow to adore The Beast as he searches the countryside and adults can only love a story in which being different and following your own path is as important a message as ‘friends and family’. Highly recommended!
Come join us in every Eason store in Ireland at 11am on Saturday, January 26th, as we read The Lonely Beast to children, adults and big kids!
Story Time is back! As part of Eason’s Get Into Reading campaign, we’ll read a specially selected children’s book at 11am each Saturday in every Eason store in the country! See below for the Eason Story Time books between now and mid-June.
Saturday 26th Jan – 11am – The Lonely Beast by Chris Judge
Saturday 2nd Feb – 11am – Adams Pirate Treasure by Benji Bennett
Saturday 9th Feb – 11am – Dinosaurs Love Underpants by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort
Saturday 16th Feb – 11am – Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
Saturday 23rd Feb – 11am – On the Road with Mavis & Marge by Niamh Sharkey
Saturday 2nd Mar – 11am – Jack and The Flumflum Tree by Julia Donaldson
Saturday 9th Mar – 11am – My Mum by Anthony Browne
Saturday 16th Mar – 11am – Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Saturday 23rd Mar – 11am – Brave Beast by Chris Judge
Saturday 30th Mar – 11am – Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson
Saturday 6th Apr – 11am – Matilda’s Cat by Emily Gravett
Saturday 13th Apr – 11am – Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
Saturday 20th Apr – 11am – Velveteen Rabbit Original by Margery Williams
Saturday 27th Apr – 11am – World Champion of Staying Awake by Sean Taylor
Saturday 4th May – 11am – Pirates Love Underpants by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort
Saturday 11th May – 11am – Dinosaurs in the Supermarket by Timothy Knapman & Sarah Warburton
Saturday 18th May – 11am – Squash & A Squeeze 20th Anniversary Edition by Julia Donaldson
Saturday 25th May – 11am – Hugless Douglas & The Big Sleep by David Melling
Saturday 1st Jun – 11am – I Am Not Sleepy & I Will Not Go To Bed by Lauren Child
Saturday 8th Jun – 11am – This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers
Saturday 15th Jun – 11am – Come On, Daisy by Jane Simmons
Make sure to support Get Into Reading by pledging your support here. For every thousand names pledged, we’ll give an exclusive hamper of Eason Story Time books to a primary school chosen by a pledger!
The people of Ireland have spoken! Our favourite Story Time book is officially The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. We have a bumper Story Time reading this Saturday (December 15th), in which we’ll read The Gruffalo and Niamh Sharkey’s Santasaurus!
The Gruffalo is a beautifully-illustrated book depicting the intrepid mouse outwitting a variety of predatory animals. How? By casually mentioning that he’s waiting for his buddy, the (supposedly) fictional Gruffalo who just happens to dine on the likes of ‘scrambled snake’. Needless to say, the animals don’t wait around to become a monstrous hors d’oeuvre.
“Silly old snake, doesn’t he know?
There’s no such thing as a Gruffalo!”
Or is there?
Join us in every Eason store in Ireland at 11am this Saturday (December 15th) to hear Ireland’s favourite Story Time book – The Gruffalo – and Santasaurus by Children’s Laureate Niamh Sharkey.
Eason’s Story Time kicked off in late July – since then we’ve been reading bestselling children’s books to kids each Saturday in every Eason across the country. With the last reading of 2012 approaching, we’d like to establish Ireland’s favourite Story Time book. The number one book, chosen by you, will then feature in our final bumper Story Time, along with Niamh Sharkey’s Santasaurus, on Saturday, December 15th.
To be in with a chance to win a Get Into Reading hamper, containing all of this year’s Story Time books, vote for your favourite from our shortlist of 10 below. Voting closes at midnight on Tuesday, December 11th.
This poll is now closed.
Terms and Conditions
If Niamh Sharkey’s Ravenous Beast was her loud, proud, chew-it-up book – I’m A Happy Hugglewug is her all-singing, all-dancing, ‘party on’ book.
There is so much enjoyable mayhem in this book that I actually don’t know where to begin describing its genius. But all I suppose you need to know is that the kids will adore the Happy Hugglewug Family and return to them time and time again!
(And I didn’t even mention the new Disney TV show, based on the book ,that is launching next year: The Happy Hugglemonsters.)
Come join us in every Eason store in Ireland at 11am on Saturday, December 1st, as we read I’m a Happy Hugglewug to children, adults and big kids!
This madcap, whacky and fantastically illustrated book deals with a bunch of aliens who have their priorities firmly set in order: underpants first, world domination later!
It’s a chucklefest from start to finish and the little ones will ADORE it.
Come join us in every Eason store in Ireland at 11am on Saturday, November 24th, as we read Aliens Love Underpants to children, adults and big kids!
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s second Gruffalo book follows the exploits of an intrepid young Gruffalo venturing into the night, despite the warnings from Daddy Gruffalo.
What’s in the wood? Why, the big, bad mouse, of course! A scary creature that dines on the likes of Gruffalo cake (by the lake).
“I’m not scared, said the Gruffalo’s child.”
Maybe you should be.
Come join us in every Eason store in Ireland at 11am on Saturday, November 17th, as we read The Gruffalo’s Child to children, adults and big kids!
This week’s Story Time book is Sam McBratney’s Guess How Much I Love You, a much-loved classic that children will simply cherish. The story of Little and Big Nutbrown Hares’ efforts to express their love for each other has become a publishing phenomenon, selling more than 30 million copies worldwide.
Come join us in every Eason store in Ireland at 11am on Saturday, October 20th, as we read Guess How Much I Love You to children, adults and big kids!
Judith Kerr’s 1968 short story is an enduring classic involving an unsuspecting family and the greedy tiger who eats all their food and drinks everything in their house – including the water from the taps!
Come join us in every Eason store in Ireland at 11am on Saturday, October 13th, as we read The Tiger Who Came to Tea to children, adults and big kids!