2016 will be the fifth year of the Book Week for Young Readers which precedes each Festival, bringing over fifty children's authors, storytellers, performance poets and workshop facilitators to visit every class in eight schools in the valley, engaging with nearly 5000 youngsters. The visitors are matched to the learners' mother tongues or second language in the older grades.
CBN will be there in the form of Lesley beake, who will be talking to six groups of children about the importance of loving – and reading – books. The Book Week runs from Monday 9th to Friday 13th and is succeeded by the Franschhoek Literary Festival.
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