June 1, 2012 · 9:29 am

Five of the best Diamond Jubilee events….

The sun’s shining (well, hopefully it will be soon), school’s almost out and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is just around the corner. Here are Book Events for Children’s pick of five of the Jubilee events across the country. Bunting and union jack flags are optional…

Storybook Saturday at Storytellers, Inc in Lancashire. Come along and listen to Nicholas Allan’s The Queen’s Knickers being read every hour on the hour. Make your own Jubilee knickers to decorate the window display  (Sat 2nd June.) Read more….

Author James Mayhew will be taking part in the Diamond Jubilee Festival in Battersea Park. You will find James in the story garden at 3.15, where he’ll be retelling English folk tales with the help of his upside-down illustrations (Sun 3rd June).

Jubilee celebrations aplenty at Octavia’s Bookshop in Cirencester. As part of the Black Jack Street Party, events will include a book-signing with Muscovy Mansion author Helen Kendall Smith and  a visit from Winstone Ice-Cream’s Ben Vear (Mon 4th June). Find out more…

Seven Stories in Newcastle-upon-Tyne is celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and all things regal with royal story times. Dress as a King or Queen and make crafts perfect for your palace (Tue 5th June).  More details ….

Just Imagine Story Centre in Chelmsford will be hosting a ‘Queen of Hearts Tea Party’ in honour of the royal celebration.  Book in advance for an Alice in Wonderland themed tea party, complete with jam tarts (Wed 6th June) . More info….

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