I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – life should be about sharing fun and experiences with our loved ones.
Bernie’s Book Club is exactly that. Lola and I create stories together, and we want to share them with you. In addition, we want to encourage other families to enjoy storytelling, so we’re adding creative writing and art prompts into the mix.
Bernie’s Book Club is named after Lola’s teddy bear who joins us on the road, and there is a story about how she came into being in an upcoming book.
There is a serious side to this. I feel that as humans, our ability to communicate well in writing is becoming overshadowed by Instant Messages and Social Media. The use of predictive text, emojis and the like concerns me. I want to encourage literacy and learning in our children. They are the future of the world, and to think about the loss of such fundamental skills is scary.
Bernie’s Book Club is our planned subscription to receive our Travels with Lola books together with creative prompts to inspire children to write their own stories. Members of the club will receive a signed book and a little surprise with each publication.
I will also ask for submissions from children to include in a publication which will celebrate both our community and the growth of families who are learning together through literacy and creativity. Words and art are both fine – after all, a picture says a thousand words!
In summary, a subscription to Bernie’s Book Club includes:
- Clancy Goes To France (Travel Memoir)
- All of our children’s books
- Activities and storytelling prompts
- Submission and publication of each child’s story
I’ll be releasing more information soon, but for now please sign up to the newsletter if you’re interested. I’ll keep you in the loop!
If you’d like to learn more about our vision for using books to build stronger family bonds, then please read our Travels with Lola page. Here you’ll find more about why we are taking this path, and how we hope to inspire you.
Thank you for reading!
Emma, Lola, Bernie and Clancy