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Book O'Clock - Reading Club for Children



Book O'Clock - Reading Club for Children

Thursday 23 September, 5pm

Book O'Clock - Reading Club for Children, ONLINE on YouTube: 

Gloria Danili introduces the book Io sono Foglia (Hans Christian Andersen Award winner 2021 in the category Best Books 0/6 years), published by Bacchilega Junior, with the book's author Angelo Mozzillo and illustrator Marianna Balducci.

First in a new series specifically designed for school-aged children.

For children aged 5-11.


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Io sono Foglia (I am Leaf)

One day I am blowing, One day I can't get going...

The picture book by Angelo Mozzillo and Marianna Balducci reminds us that that each of us has the right, but also the duty, to feel and show themselves as they see fit, because there is no single way of being, much less a way of expressing oneself that is more just than another

The series will continue throughout the autumn, with Gloria Danili introducing new books, authors and illustrators every third Thursday of the month: 21 October, 18 November, 16 December.

About our new book clubs for children:

Starting in the autumn, we are launching two online Reading Groups - the first, Book O‘Clock, is specially aimed at younger readers aged between 5 and 11 and the second, Teenagers Book Club, is suitable for adolescents.

Let’s tear children away from their smartphones and play stations and encourage them to read more in their mother tongue!

“Mission Impossible” we hear you say. Not if we join forces and help each other in this venture! Parents and teachers, who is better placed than you in trying to make children aware of the advantages of learning a second language and the impact this could have on their lives?

To assist you in getting them to enter the magic world of Italian literature for youngsters and adolescents, we have asked two experts in the field to run these Groups: Gloria Danili, a children’s author, will lead the Group for little readers, and Ernestina Meloni, a teacher of Italian at the Lycée Français “Charles de Gaulle” in London, will lead the Group for teenagers.

The Reading Groups will be conducted online, so the young participants will be able to take part from wherever they are as long as they can access the Internet, and although their faces and voices will never be recorded or broadcast, they will be able to interact with the presenters and authors through chat.

We will be setting out on a new path and we hope that we complete our journey with a new legacy: a greater number of young readers in the United Kingdom who enjoy reading in Italian!




Date: Da Thursday, September 23, 2021 a Thursday, December 16, 2021

Time: At 5:00 pm

Entrance : Free