@LlyfrDaFabBooks

25 Sep 2015

A new bilingual twitter account to promote childrens and young adult books  @LlyfrDaFabBooks

To celebrate the centenary of the birth of the author T. Llew Jones, the Welsh Books Council is launching a new twitter account especially for children and schools called  @LlyfrDaFabBooks. Its aim will be to create a platform for debate on the web where children can discuss their favourite books and characters.

The Books Council will launch the twitter account at Ysgol Gynradd Trewen near Newcastle Emlyn, on Thursday, 1 October.

Sharon Owen, Children's Books and Reading Promotion Officer at the Council, is looking forward to the launch.

‘We are truly excited by the twitter account which will enable the children of Wales  – and further afield  – to tell us which are their favourite books, which characters are interesting and which book series they love or hate. It really is a talking point  – they children can see what children from other schools are reading, and which books they recommend.’

The pupils at Trewen have been studying the works of T. Llew Jones during the term, including Tân ar y Comin, Dirgelwch yr Ogof and Lleuad yn Olau. Headteacher Rhianydd James said the children are looking forward to using the twitter account to discuss the work of the poet and author.

‘This is a fantastic opportunity for us to be the first school in Wales to contribute to the twitter page. T. Llew is a local author to us and it’s wonderful that we can learn about his work and that the children still enjoy his stories. Tweeting messages also helps to improve their computer and communication skills,’ said Rhianydd, adding that ‘we are happy to be tweeting’.

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