BUDDING authors have given a new meaning to the term children’s fiction by donating books they penned themselves to the library.

The six and seven-year-olds from Sylvan Infant school were part of a weekly lunchtime writers’ club. Throughout the year these hard-working wordsmiths got together to plan, write and edit their stories – which have now resulted in a collection of story books the children have given to Poole Central Library.

The new additions to the children’s book collection range from animal themes to adventure and even disaster stories.

Angela Wallington, literacy co-ordinator at Sylvan Infant School, said: “I am delighted with the work that the children have produced and I know they are proud of themselves too. They have undoubtedly been bitten by the writing bug and have certainly shown themselves to be potential authors of the future.”

Councillor Xena Dion, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for a Prosperous and Sustainable Poole, Borough of Poole, said: “The pupils must be congratulated on their creativity and imagination. We are sure that these delightful books will help inspire other children to create their own stories.”

The books were presented to Maria Long, Manager of Poole Central Library, and feature in a special display in the children’s area of the library, and will be prepared for borrowing along with all the other books available for children to enjoy.

To arrange a school’s group visit telephone 01202 262449.