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Meet Bryony Pearce

Bryony was a winner of the 2008 Undiscovered Voices competition and is the author of several books for young adults. She has written Phoenix Rising and Phoenix Burning for Stripes, and Savage Island i…

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Meet Bryony and The Wardrobe Monster

Bryony Thomson is the debut author and illustrator of The Wardrobe Monster, a reassuring story for all children who imagine monsters in the darkness. Join Bryony to hear about the inspiration for her…

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Host a workshop with Alice Broadway

Alice delivers fantastic workshops and assembly style events covering the important themes from her books such as mythology, storytelling, theology and also mental health issues. She is incredibly art…

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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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Katherine Woodfine and Rose’s Dress of Dreams

Katherine Woodfine is the author of the acclaimed Middle Grade series The Sinclair’s Mysteries. When not writing Katherine spends her time running the children’s book radio show Down the Rabbit Hole,…

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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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Readings and workshops with Candy Gourlay

Candy Gourlay is an award winning children’s novelist whose books have been listed for many prizes including the Blue Peter, the Carnegie, the Waterstones and the Guardian Prize. Is it a Mermaid? is h…

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Explore the Oceans with Ella Bailey

Learn how to draw the creatures living in our oceans and create seascape collages with illustrator Ella Bailey. Ella will also read from her latest book and work with children in a collage / drawing w…

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Poetry with Roger Stevens

Join Roger Stevens for his astounding poetry performances. He is also available for signings and workshops for children, adults and teachers. Roger Stevens has been writing for children for 25 years….

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Poetry with Brian Moses

Described as ‘One of Britain’s favourite children’s poets’, Brian has been a professional poet since 1988. Has given over 3000 performances his poetry and percussion show: “The Alternative 3 Rs – Rhym…

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Readings and activities with Jeanne Willis

An original, humorous and unforgettable fable perfect for introducing little ones to the idea of materialism and helping them realise the importance of family. Blue Monster Wants It All! is ideal for…

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Meet Non Pratt

Non Pratt is the author of the acclaimed YA novels Trouble, Truth or Dare, Second Best Friend and Unboxed. Non spends her time, when not writing, speaking at conferences and literary festivals, and vi…

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Explore India with Matthew Frame

Matthew is an award-winning illustrator and printmaker. To celebrate the release of the beautiful Walking is a Way of Knowing he is available for signings and Q&As as well as talks on how Indian c…

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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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Meet Andy Mulligan

To promote his new new book, Dog, award-winner Andy Mulligan is available for signings and readings across London and the South of England. Andy Mulligan was brought up in south London. He has taught…

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Adventures with the Histronauts

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

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Meet Ann Scott and Animal Rescue

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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Costume hire for Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler event

Have one of Jula and Axel’s characters come to life for your book event. If you’re looking to host a Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler event, you can hire character costumes for Zog from Zog and Zog…

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Meet Kate Leake

Kate’s workshops involve lively story readings, interactive visual talks featuring her books, and illustration activities where children can learn how to design fun and exciting characters.  She is al…

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Hunt Mammoth with Little Tiger

Warning! There is a Mammoth on the loose… Oscar and Timothy need your help! Can you help keep the secrets of the museum safe and find the missing mammoth before it’s too late? Sign up now for a free i…

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Poetry and workshops with Joseph

Join Joseph Coelho in a fun and thrilling world where statues hunger for blood, where puberty can be cool and where a story can be told through poems. Joseph will share poems to make you laugh, think…

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Crafts with Sandra Dieckmann

Sandra is a London based print-maker and artist. She is a bright and engaging author / illustrator who creates engaging craft based workshops involving collage, storytelling and costume making all ins…

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Meet Christopher Lloyd

Christopher gives high energy, creative timeline workshops both at primary and secondary level schools across the entire curriculum including history, nature, science, sport, Shakespeare, and British…

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