World War Two and Walliams

The Messenger Bird Blog Tour
We have some exciting news to announce on Literature for Lads today…in fact we have two pieces of exciting news to announce!
Firstly we are absolutely delighted to tell you that we will be part of a book blog tour for the first time!  Not only will we be part of the tour but we will in fact be launching the tour.(we are very, very excited!)
The book blog tour is for the new novel by Ruth Eastham, ‘The Messenger Bird’.  Ruth will be on our blog on Friday 11th May and will be answering our questions on her novel.  In addition we will have a giveaway to win one of five copies of ‘The Messenger Bird’.  And on top of all this Ruth will also be announcing details of her very own competition which will run across all the blogs on the tour!
David Walliams Online Author Event
Our second exciting announcement is from our good friends at the Scottish Book Trust who have released details of their next online author event.  Having already brought Charlie Higson, Liz Lochead and Jacqueline Wilson into your classroom on Thursday 10th May the Scottish Book Trust will be streaming David Walliams live to audiences across the UK.
The Multi-talented funny man will be talking about his hilarious new book ‘Gangsta Granny’ which is guaranteed to cause an epidemic of smiles to breakout across the UK. The event will be streamed live to audiences across the UK at 11am on Thursday, 10th May. It will then become available to watch again for free by Thursday, 17th May for everyone worldwide!
If you would like to join the tens of thousands of pupils across the UK who will be watching the event live you can watch the event by going directly to the BBC website at 11am on Thursday, 10th May Click here
(If you are a teacher or librarian you can register your entire class by following this link)


Don’t worry if you can’t make the live broadcast the entire event can be downloaded or streamed for free from Thursday, 17th May here

This promises to be a fantastic event so make sure you put the date in your diary!