We're very excited to be able to share some more creative book reviews from our talented Reading Activists.
The challenge was to produce creative reviews for the Top ten summer reads list. Each group chose a creative practitioner to work with them to produce the reviews. Take a look at Part One of the Creative Book Reviews from Reading Activists.
Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
The Birtley Branch of Gateshead's Reading Activists, Our Say - Birtley worked with local artist Denise Humphrey on their review. After two graphic design workshops, the teens were given new skills in creative typography. All of the artwork is by the teens themselves, Denise helped us with the poster layout.
Half Bad by Sally Green
Stockton Heath Reading Activists decided to interview author Sally Green, who lived near to the group's location in Warrington, to create the review.
The group spent a lot of time learning about filming and editing so that they could do as much of the project themselves as possible and then they filmed Sally at their school.
Bombmaker by Claire McFall
Hebburn Reading Activsts worked with artist Graham Hodgson to produce their creative review. They pulled together a synopsis of the book drawing out its main themes, and used this as the basis for the poster.
We'd love to see your groups' reviews of these books, or any of their favourite titles. Check out these ideas too to get you started. Don't forget to share them with us on facebook or twitter.
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