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Storytelling with Kate Milner

Kate Milner is the Klaus Flugge Prize-winning creator of the bestselling picture book My Name is Not Refugee. Her socially conscious and empathetic picture books help to bring an understanding of diff…

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Arts and Crafts with Naomi

Naomi Howarth was born and brought up in Edinburgh, Scotland, and studied Costume for Performance at the London College of Fashion before pursuing a career in illustration. Naomi’s illustrations combi…

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Meet Helen Lipscombe

Helen Lipscombe grew up in Wales, studied at Exeter College of Art and Design and went on to work in agencies in London, Singapore and the Caribbean. She recently obtained an MA in Creative Writing fo…

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Meet Guy Bass

Guy Bass is the author of numerous award-winning and much-loved books for children. His Stitch Head series is a staple in primary school classrooms up and down the country and Guy is in much demand fo…

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Meet Liz Hyder

Liz Hyder is a writer, creative workshop leader and freelance arts PR Consultant. Bearmouth is a bold and original novel about justice, independence and resisting oppression. It’s generating huge exci…

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Host a Felt-Flaps party!

Celebrate Ingela P. Arrhenius’ internationally acclaimed lift-the-flap series with this bright party pack, including bunting, posters, stickers, activity sheets and suggested games and event ideas for…

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Improve their confidence with the Level Headers

Help your young readers build confidence, learn empathy and discover the power of their brains with experts Beth Cox and Natalie Costa in these inspirational interactive workshops.

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Meet Ruth Morgan

Ruth Morgan was born in Carmarthen and grew up in Llandovery in Wales. She read English at Cardiff University and went into teaching, where she felt inspired as a young teacher to invent stories to en…

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Workshops with Anna Mainwaring

Anna Mainwaring is the internationally published author of Rebel with a Cupcake and Tulip Taylor. Teacher, writer, mother of two girls, her work is inspired by the issues facing 21st century teens. An…

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Be Moonstruck with Roger Stevens

Roger Stevens has published forty books for children and in 2018 won the prestigious NSTB Award for poetry. He is a National Poetry Day Ambassador for the Forward Arts Foundation, and runs the award-w…

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Have adventures with Gabrielle Kent

Gabrielle delivers a unique event filled with stories, humour and the makings of an adventure. Like her books, Gabrielle’s events are driven by fun and a passion for great stories – filled with some m…

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Meet Sharna Jackson

Sharna is an experienced presenter and workshop facilitator, a member of BAFTA she has worked as a visual publisher for kids (Tate publishing) and children’s television and gaming. High-Rise Mystery i…

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Meet Sarah McIntyre and the Grumpycorn

Sarah McIntyre is the bestselling author/ illustrator of Dinosaur Firefighters, Dinosaur Police, There’s a Shark in the Bath (Scholastic) and The New Neighbours (David Fickling). She has also illustra…

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Meet Paula Harrison and the Princess of Pets

Meet Paula as she introduces her brilliant new Princess of Pets series. Paula’s events include story-telling, ‘top tips’, and lots of different arts and crafts. Sure to keep children entertained and c…

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Meet Nadine Wild-Palmer

Nadine Wild-Palmer is an actress, singer, poet and writer and has also been a children’s librarian! A natural performer with a passion for children’s books she is the ideal author to invite into books…

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Get Wild with the Pet Princess

Animal-mad Princess Bea is ready to help any animal in need, no matter what the royal rules say! Celebrate Paula Harrison’s new series with this exciting party pack full of fun activities and stickers…

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Create a story with Rob Ramsden

Rob has 18 years experience as an educator, and longer as a story teller, weaving narrative through comics, illustration, animation and now picture books. Rob is available for readings and signings. H…

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Meet Jane Porter

Jane Porter is an illustrator and author who also runs regular art sessions for under 5s. Brian the Brave is her second book with Paul Stewart; she is also author/illustrator of Pink Lion (Walker Book…

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Amazing events with the Proud team

Read with pride and celebrate LGBTQ+ fiction for teens with an anthology of authors and artists sharing work on the theme of ‘pride’ in Proud. Authors involved include: Juno Dawson, Dean Atta, Fox Ben…

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Comedy with Guy Bass

Guy Bass is the award-winning and best-selling children’s author of several hilarious novels including the puntastic Noah Scape and Aidan Abet! Guy is renowned for his high-octane events touring schoo…

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Meet Helen Bate

Helen Bate’s book, Peter in Peril, is the true story of a child living through (and surviving) war and terror, that will resonate with today’s children witnessing others going through similar experien…

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Get Wild with Jonnie Wild

Fun book signings with puppet flamingo; lively group drama workshops in schools and libraries including serious environmental and conservation messages. Primary scool assemblies. Additional materials…

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Meet Debbie Thomas

Author, Debbie Thomas is available for signings, readings and workshops. Her events around My Secret Dragon will explore the book’s themes of the environment, Greek legends, recipe invention and inclu…

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Readings and Drawings with Terry Milne

Terry Milne enthralls audiences with a reading session followed by drawing with small groups or classes. Utilising the themes of her picture book, Charlie Star, Terry is particularly good at events fo…

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Weave a polka-dot story with Laurel Remington

Laurel Remington is the author of the acclaimed Secret Cooking Club series – called ‘Jacqueline Wilson for the Bake Off generation’ by The Times – the first of which won the 2016 Times/Chicken House C…

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Visit Glass Town with Celia Rees

Celia Rees is an award-winning and bestselling author. She is best known for her historical fiction, most notably the acclaimed Witch Child. Glass Town Wars is her first book for young adults in five…

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Wake them up with a Tom Palmer event

Tom Palmer is the top selling author of several books for Barrington Stoke including Over the Line, Ghost Stadium, Secret FC, and the Rugby Academy, Wings and Defenders series. A popular author, Readi…

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Learn evolution with Jonathan Emmett

How the Borks Became introduces Charles Darwin’s world-changing theory of natural selection to primary age children in an entertaining blend of science and storytelling. Jonathan’s quirky Seuss-like r…

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Go animal crazy with Alison

Alison loves drawing animals and sharing her knowledge about them. Used to supervising large group activities, (she used to work as an arts facilitator at London Zoo), her craft activities are designe…

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Explore the world of Maz Evans’ Greek Gods

The third installment in the bestselling Who Let The Gods Out? series by Maz Evans is here! Hilarious and heartfelt, Maz’s books introduce readers to Greek Mythology – as you’ve never seen it before ……

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Refugee talks with Ele Fountain

Ele Fountain was a children’s editor at Bloomsbury for a number of years, before moving to Ethiopia with her very young family. She says, ‘Our family move coincided with one of the largest refugee cri…

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Storytelling and music with Chitra

Chitra Soundar is an Indian-born British writer and storyteller. Having grown up on a mix of Indian myths to western classics she now strives to bring her cultural eclectic mix to a new generation of…

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Adventures with the Histronauts

Travel back in time with author and illustrator team, Frances and Grace! From the Roman Empire to ancient Egypt, our brave Histronauts will discover the past through stories, live drawing and craft ac…

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Meet Ann Scott

Ann is a Kent-based publicist and co-author of Patrick George’s acetate series. Ann welcomes all opportunities to get out and meet the children and she particularly enjoys visiting schools, libraries…

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Meet Christopher Lloyd

Join best-selling children’s non-fiction author Christopher Lloyd on a journey of discovery in to world where so many things you thought were unique to humans have actually been happening in the anima…

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