WONDERFUL WORLD OF BOOKS

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Cambrian News photographer - Anni Llyn, who is originally from Pwllheli, has released Darllen gyda Cyw, and Na, Nel! writer Meleri Wyn James

Authors from Ceredigion and Gwynedd will be lending their support to World Book Day on 7 March.

Cambrian News reported “Aberystwyth-based author Meleri Wyn James will, for the second year running, see her book, Na, Nel! Un tro… released.

And Anni Llyn, who is originally from Pwllheli, has released Darllen gyda Cyw, which follows the tales of popular S4C favourites Cyw and her friends, for the annual World Book Day event.

The Welsh Books Council announced the release of these two special books for children, which have been published in Welsh.

This year, the Welsh-language titles will also be available for the first time in accessible braille, large print and audio versions, thanks to the support of the RNIB.

Angharad Sinclair, reading promotions project manager for the Welsh Books Council, said: “Last year was the first time we were able to offer a Welsh-language children’s title for World Book Day and we are so pleased to be able to work in partnership with Y Lolfa once again and build on the success of last year by offering two books for the 2019 campaign.

Na, Nel! Un tro… was very popular last year and it’s great to also be able to offer Darllen gyda Cyw to our younger audiences.

“These books are a bargain for only £1, or free with a book voucher, and are great introductions to these two series of original and exciting books.”

Na, Nel! Un tro… by Meleri Wyn James is also published by Y Lolfa with illustrations by John Lund and follows the adventures of a mischievous girl who is the main character in this popular series.

The book’s author, Meleri Wyn James, has won the Literature Medal at the Urdd Eisteddfod and is well known for writing books for both children and adults.

“It’s so important for parents to make time to read with their children and that they see books scattered around the house,” said Meleri.

“Take your children to the library or local bookshop where they can explore what genres most interest them.”

Darllen gyda Cyw by Anni Llyn, is published by Y Lolfa with illustrations by Debbie Williams and follows the tale of Cyw and friends who have their own week-day series on S4C aimed at children between three and six years old.

Anni, who was Children’s Poet Laureate for Wales between 2015 and 2017, is originally from the Pwllheli area but now lives in Cardiff.

“My latest book is the wonderful story of Cyw and friends enjoying new books with each other,” said Anni.

“They have all found different books to read and come to realise that you can read anytime and anywhere!

“I’ve always enjoyed writing and using my imagination and I’m thoroughly looking forward to spending World Book Day 2019 in a school in north Wales, reading and writing with children” here.

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