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

The Book Events for Children’s Holiday Guide

Week Three: Sat 4th - Fri 10th 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 4th August: Summer Scream with Laura Powell at Foyles, Charing Cross Road, London

Roll up! Roll up! Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls, for one day only Foyles will once again be hosting a circus of literary delights to spook even the bravest amongst you. Come and meet authors Michelle Harrison, Zoe Marriott, L.A.Weatherly, Karen Mahoney, Laura Powell, Ruth Warburton plus many more.

Sun 5th August: ‘Ruby Flew Too’ at The Lowry, Manchester 

Ruby Flew Too!Come to The Lowry and follow one small duckling’s journey as she finds her feet in this interactive adventure, brought to life with stunning scenery, hand-made puppets and delightful storytelling.

Adapted from Jonathan Emmett’s charming book by Topsy Turvy Theatre.



Mon 6th August: Writer’s Workshop with Che Golden at Waterstones Bath

Che Golden, author of The Feral Child will be running a workshop for all budding young writers.

Learn about characterisation, description, atmosphere and of course ‘getting started’.

This is a great opportunity to learn and have some fun with a great writer.

For more details, please call Waterstones Bath on 01225 448515


Tue 7th August: ‘How to Write a Revolting Rhyme’ at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, Bucks

Come to the Roald Dahl Museum and meet Museum veteran, poet/guitarist James Carter.

First hear James perform some of his funky rhymes and wild guitar, and then he’ll show you how to write a rhyme-style fairy tale rap. Join three pigs in their cribs, a Hoodie in da hood, Cinderella in bling and much, much more.

£3 per person. The event will be held at 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Suitable for 5+years.

Wed 8th August: 

Michelle Robinson at Hunting Raven Books, Somerset

Michelle RobinsonJoin local author Michelle Robinson at Hunting Raven Books for the official launch of her new book Goodnight Digger. 




Thu 9th August: ‘Jester Laughs’ at The Big City Read, Dunnington Library, York

Join poet Mike Barfield and learn to be merry minstral as part of York’s Big City Read. It will be a laugh a minute as Mike shows us magic tricks and helps us become jesters with our own jokes, poems, songs and limericks. We may even make a jester’s bladder.

Suitable for children aged 5 – 11 years.


Fri 10th Aug: Anthony Browne exhibition at The National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

Anthony BrowneAnthony Browne is a truly unique and exceptional picture book artist whose pictures often tell more of the story than the words.

Through the Magic Mirror: The World of Anthony Browne brings Anthony’s work to life, with real street scenes including the infamous Willy the Wimp, the character said to be based on Anthony himself.

In this exhibition you can enter his family home, complete with family photographs and artefacts, as well as artwork from My Mum and My Dad. (The exhibition will run until 23rd September.)


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