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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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Take a fantastical journey with David Greygoose

David Greygoose set up The Windows Project with poet Dave Calder in 1976, running games-based writing workshops in community and educational venues. His book Brunt Boggart was nominated for the Carneg…

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Meet Eirlys Hunter

New Zealand author Eirlys Hunter is in the UK to introduce her brilliant new novel full of adventure, excitement and bucketfuls of character. Book her now for signings and readings and delight your re…

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Travel back to the 1920s with Laura Wood

Laura Wood is the winner of the Montegrappa Scholastic Prize for Children’s Writing. She recently completed a PhD at University of Warwick studying the figure of the reader in nineteenth century liter…

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Meet Juman Malouf

Raised in Lebanon, Juman Malouf received an MFA from the Tisch School of the Arts for Set and Costume Design and has worked on Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom and The Grand Budapest Hotel. She has bee…

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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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Meet Harriet and her Company of Eight

Harriet Whitehorn has been nominated for several awards, including the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Award. The Company of Eight is a beautifully written, escap…

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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 Bonkers About Beetles with Owen Davey

Owen will introduce his latest book, full of facts about beetles and lead an illustration workshop demonstrating how to draw all sorts of these fascinating insects. Additional materials required: Pape…

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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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Workshops and colouring with Lisa Stickley

Lisa Stickley is an award-winning designer, author and illustrator, and was a nominee for this year’s CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Award. Join Lisa for a celebration of colour and pattern as sh…

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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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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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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. He has given over 3000 performances his poetry and percussion show: “The Alternative 3 Rs – R…

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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 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 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 Julia 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 your shoppers help keep the secrets of the museum safe and find the missing mammoth before it’s too late? Sign up now fo…

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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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