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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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Learn about nature with Sarah Dennis

Create food chains with Bristol-based illustrator, Sarah Dennis! From the desert to the polar regions, discover who eats what and where with these collage activities. Additional materials required: Ar…

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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 Tobias Hickey

Tobias Hickey lectures in illustration, drawing and printmaking at The University of Worcester. His own illustrations have been published throughout Europe. Along with his colleagues they established…

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Meet Bryony Thomson

Illustrator Bryony Thomson talks about her debut title, The Wardrobe Monster, longlisted for the Klaus Flugge Award, and the challenges of illustrating someone else’s text in her second book, The Bear…

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Explore the ocean with Clare Beaton

Discover all about the creatures living in our ocean with author and illustrator Clare Beaton. Cut, colour, stick and learn as you create your own ocean-inspired works of art. Perfect for young childr…

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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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Dive into the ocean with Sabrina Weiss

Originally from Switzerland, Sabrina Weiss is a London-based STEM communicator working for the British Ecological Society, an environmental charity, and for the Marine Megafauna Foundation, which work…

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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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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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