David's Bookshop & David's Music
Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3DE
Books: 01462 684631 / Music: 01462 475900

Event Information

Can't Read, Won't Read: For Parents & Teachers of Struggling Readers

Wednesday 06 October 2010
7:30 pm

Some children need a lot of help if they’re ever going to learn to read. But what’s the best way to help them? How can you get your child to read if he or she just doesn’t like books, has reading difficulties or dyslexia? Come along to David’s and listen to two specialists, Patience Thomson and Pete Johnson. They will offer advice from how to cope with the stress you feel about your child’s reading to choosing the right book f...or your child.

Patience Thomson is the founder of Barrington Stoke, publishers of books for struggling readers. She has discussed all kinds of reading concerns and solutions with the parents and carers of the hundreds of children with reading difficulties she has taught over 30 years. In her book, 101 Ways to get your Child To Read, Patience shares the tried and tested tips that have helped others.

Pete Johnson is the award-winning author of the Calderdale Children's Book of the Year 2006 and the Sheffield Children's Book Award 2005. Pete has worked as a teacher and a film critic for Radio 1. His titles for Barrington Stoke include Diary of an (Un)Teenager, How Embarrassing Is That?, The Best Holiday Ever and Runaway Teacher.

Tickets fort this event cost £2 with discounts offered on the night. Please call the bookshop on 01462 684631 to reserve a space.

Forthcoming Events

Ex-England captain and psychoanalyst Mike Brearley will Discuss and Sign his Book, On Cricket
Friday 19 October 2018 - 7:30 pm

Prizewinning Historian and Novelist Simon Sebag Montefiore will Discuss and Sign his Book, Written in History, Letters that Changed the World
Monday 05 November 2018 - 7:30 pm

Sunday Times Bestseller, Elly Griffiths will Discuss and Sign her Crime Novel, The Stranger Diaries
Tuesday 06 November 2018 - 7:30 pm

Cricketer, Derek Pringle will Discuss and Sign his Book, Cricket in the Eighties
Monday 12 November 2018 - 7:30 pm

Music Journalist, David Hepworth will Discuss and Sign his Book, Nothing is Real, The Beatles Were Underrated and Other Sweeping Statements About Pop
Wednesday 14 November 2018 - 7:30 pm

Editor, Kate Macdonald will Discuss The Conscientious Objector’s Wife , A 100-Year Old Love Story in a WW1 Prison
Thursday 15 November 2018 - 7:30 pm

Biographer and Sunday Times Journalist Philip Norman will Discuss and Sign his Book, Slowhand, The Life and Music of Eric Clapton
Monday 19 November 2018 - 7:30 pm

Bestselling Novelist, Joanne M. Harris will Discuss and Sign her New Novel, The Blue Salt Road
Wednesday 21 November 2018 - 7:30

Dr Who Script Writer and Novelist, Ben Aaronovitch will Discuss and Sign his Novel in the River of London Series, Lies Sleeping
Monday 26 November 2018 - 7:30

Past Events

Leading Historian and Archaeologist, Neil Faulkner will Discuss and Sign is Book, A Radical History of the World
Tuesday 09 October 2018 - 7:30 pm

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Where is David's Bookshop?

David's Bookshops are located in Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, only a few minutes’ walk from the railway station in the heart of the Town Centre. There is ample parking nearby.

Looking for a book?

If you are looking for a specific book that you have been unable to find, please contact David's Bookshops and we will try and source it for you.

Contact Information

David's Bookshop

01462 684631

David's Music

01462 475900

School Orders

01462 475924

Email

info@davids-bookshops.co.uk

Opening Times

David's Bookshop

Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm
Sat 8am - 6pm / Sun 10am - 5pm

David's Music

Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm
Sat 9am - 6pm / Sun 10am - 5pm

David's Cafe

Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10.30am - 4pm
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