The Book Events for Children’s Holiday Guide: Week Four

The Book Events for Children’s Holiday Guide

Week Four: Sat 11th - Fri 17th August

Here at Book Events for Children, we’ve lined up a book-related event for every day of the summer holidays (from Sat 21st July to Fri 31st August.) The guide will be published weekly and will include events across the country, so hopefully you’ll find something near to you.

Sat 11th August: ‘Treasure Island’ presented by Harrogate Youth Theatre, North Yorkshire

Get ready to walk the plank, sail the high seas and embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Following the success of previous summer’s productions of The BFG and The Wind In The WillowsHarrogate Youth Theatre is proud to present another well-loved family story packed full of piratical adventures, buried treasure and swashbuckling action.


Sun 12th August: Sophia Bennett and Sarra Manning at Edinburgh International Book Festival, Scotland

Sophia Bennett and Sarra Manning are leading writers for young adults with brand new novels.

Sophia introduces Ted, the heroine of The Look, whose world is turned upside down when her chance to be a supermodel comes along at the same time as a family crisis.

Sarra tells you about Jeane – blogger, dreamer, queen of the jumble sale and star of Adorkable. Expect everything from fame and five inch heels to blogging and snogging.

Mon 13th August: Lucy Jones at Waterstones Truro, Cornwall

Lucy Jones will be in store today signing copies of her childrens fantasy adventure novel, The Nightmare Factory, a thrilling adventure that will send chills down your spine. Can Andrew and Poppy, lost in a parallel world where nightmares and dreams are made, stop the nightmare lord from his path of destruction before its too late? Come in and find out…


Tue 14th August: The 2 Steves at Jersey Library

Action Dogs are now out!The 2 Steves (also known at Steve Barlow & Steve Skidmore) will be appearing at Jersey Library.

They will be entertaining you with their Action Dogs.  This event would ideally be suited for 5+years.

Tickets are free but please book in advance at Jersey Library on 01534 448700.

Wed 15th August: The Tiger Who Came to Tea at The Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London

Based on the picture book written and illustrated by Judith Kerr. Adapted for the stage with songs and lyrics by David Wood. The tea-guzzling tiger returns for a smashing West - End summer season! This delightful family show is packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of this classic tale of teatime mayhem..,expect to be surprised!


Thu 16th August: Jacqueline Wilson on Blue Peter, CBBC Channel (TV event)

Here at Book Events for Children, we don’t generally feature TV events but this was too good to miss!

The much-loved Jacqueline Wilson will be on Blue Peter telling all about her brand new book ‘Four Children and It’ and answering all your questions LIVE!


Fri 17th August: Charlie’s Superhero Underpants at Discover Children’s Story Centre, London

Storytelling fun at Discover Children’s Story Centre.

On a wild and windy day all the washing blows away. Socks and vests, a woolly hat, and far worse than all of that - Charlie’s Superhero Underpants! Disaster! Charlie sets off around the world to find them. He discovers a fine French Fox wearing his sister Sophie’s Socks, he finds a pair of llamas, wearing brother Ben’s pyjamas… but who has got Charlie’s Superhero Underpants? Come and listen to this story to find out!

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