City Castles Publishing Brings Time Travel, Mystery, and Reading Magic to Kids at Golden's Best Bookstore and Coffee House
Golden, CO, November 23, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- On Monday, November 28th, come to the stylish bookstore and coffeehouse Read, Write, and Brew, 720 Golden Ridge Road, Unit D, Golden, for an event for children and families celebrating the launch of Bridging the Book: Arthur Collins and the Three Wishes.
Bridging the Book is a newly-published companion to the young-adult novel Arthur Collins and the Three Wishes (arthurcollinsandthethreewishes.com), and a useful tool for teachers, parents, homeschoolers, and library programs that work to help kids love reading. Arthur Collins and the Three Wishes is the story of a ten-year-old boy from Colorado who is mysteriously transported to Great Britain just before the time of King Arthur, where he and the great wizard Merlin must thwart a plot against the young king-to-be.
Bridging the Book: Arthur Collins and the Three Wishes uses narration, role-playing, and readings from the book by an adult to guide children through the story's plot and help them follow the adventure.
Golden author Andi Pearson sees Bridging the Book's potential. "Reading about Arthur, role-playing the characters, interacting with adults to understand Arthur's dilemmas and resolutions are great ways to get young readers engaged with fiction," says Pearson, who will introduce the author at the event. "Arthur has excitement in his life, and reading about him is fun."
"Bridging the Book helps kids discover the joy of reading," says author Linda Pilkington. "Children who become avid readers allow their imaginations to pull them into the story."
The idea for Bridging the Book originated with the author's mission to help kids love reading for pleasure. "I've always suspected that even with well-meaning instruction, reading can turn into work at school," says Pilkington. "And kids who never see the fun in books aren’t likely to read for pleasure."
Inspired by the techniques her own elementary-school teacher used to encourage children to read, Linda created a format that condenses the book's plot into narration, recommends passages from the book to be read aloud to groups of children, and transforms dialogue from the book's characters into scenes that can be read or performed by students.
"Like a radio play, (the format) pairs music, narration, and performers reading or acting out scenes from the book," says Pilkington. "The audience becomes an important part of the performance."
About City Castles Publishing
City Castles Publishing (citycastlespublishing.com) is the book division of City Castles (citycastles.com), an Aurora, CO business that has sold greeting cards, Christmas cards, book club materials, and many other products for book lovers since 2000.
About Read, Write & Brew
Owned by Golden locals Jefferson and Julie Patrick, Read, Write & Brew is an independent coffee shop and bookstore. Highly rated on Yelp and Urbanspoon.com, RWB features affordable used books in many genres, comfortable seating, and free wifi. The coffee shop offers seasonal drink specials such as peppermint hot chocolate and the bestselling Coco-Moco, a mix of white chocolate, coconut, and espresso.
Event Presenters and Performers
Carol Allely, Jean Barban, Ann Christopher, Tim Fishbaugh, Andi Pearson, Linda Pilkington, Micah Pilkington, Barbara Robson, Ethan Vlchek, Marlowe Vlchek.