Launching Cyfres Halibalŵ – original novels full of humour for children

From left to right: Fflur Aneira Davies (project editor), Mari Lovgreen (author of 'Syniadau Slei), Gwenno Mair Davies (author of 'Project Poli') and Eurig Salisbury (author of 'Tŷ Tomi Treorci').

From left to right: Fflur Aneira Davies (project editor), Mari Lovgreen (author of 'Syniadau Slei), Gwenno Mair Davies (author of 'Project Poli') and Eurig Salisbury (author of 'Tŷ Tomi Treorci').

08 November 2018

Cyfres Halibalŵ was launched at Llanbrynmair Primary School on Wednesday, November 7th, in the company of authors Gwenno Mair Davies, Mari Lovgreen and Eurig Salisbury.

The authors spoke about their books with to a hall full of children from the primary schools of Glantwymyn, Carno and Llanbrynmair, and held activities based on stories in the series. During the event, they also took part in BBC Radio Cymru’s ‘Pawen Lawen’ campaign.

The series, which consists of six original novels full of humor for children aged 7-11 years old, written by some of Wales’ most popular children’s authors – Syniadau Slei (Mari Lovgreen), Y tocyn raffl (Anni LLŷn), Teulu Tŷ Bach (Eurig Salisbury), Project Poli (Gwenno Mair Davies), Tŷ Tomi Treorci (Dafydd Llewelyn) and Iârgyfwng! (Gwennan Evans). The series was published by CAA Cymru and was financed by the Welsh Government.

Amusingly, the three authors present at the launch, as well as series editor Fflur Aneira Davies, all graduated from Aberystwyth University’s Welsh Department in the same year of 2004.

Launching Cyfres Halibalŵ officially, Fflur Aneira Davies had this to say, “We are delighted to be able to publish these original books for the children of Wales. They have been written by young and popular authors who frequently work with children of this age and therefore understand their audience well. These books’ liveliness, humour, and colour illustrations by talented designers are sure to appeal to girls and boys across Wales. Their sales have been excellent in the first fortnight since publication.”

Suggestions on light activities to accompany these novels can be found on the Hwb website, which are suitable for adults to use with children in promoting language and literacy in school and at home.