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Cath Jones wows young fans at book events in September and October!

Cath Jones enjoyed a fun visit to The Sheen Bookshop on the 13th of September where she read from her Early Reader The Smart Hat and got stuck into some zany hat making!

On the 13th of October she met a gaggle of eager young fans at the Stream Walk Community Garden in Whitstable for a preview reading of her new picture book Bonkers About Beetroot. What a wonderful morning!

If this look like fun don’t miss Cath’s upcoming events! Our full calendar of author events is here.

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George and the New Craze book tour!

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Alice Hemming is currently on a mini book tour for her new book George and the New Craze

Here are picture from her reading sessions at Waterstones on Monday.

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Alice will be appearing at several more venues throughout the summer including:

Watton at Stone Holiday Club on Friday 19th August

Leaf Cafe on Wednesday 24th August

To view all of our authors’ event dates, visit our google calendar.

Buy George and the New Craze here.


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A visit and a half to Chicken and Frog bookshop!

On Saturday, Amanda Brandon finished World Book Week in style with a visit to the brilliant Chicken and Frog bookshop.

She read the two books in her Granny Mutton Yarn series, A Scarf and a Half and A Box of Socks. She completed the reading with her real life scarf and a half which she knitted herself!

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She finished the visit with a collage sheep activity and all in all it was a brilliant end to World Book Week!

Amanda’s third Granny Mutton Yarn story, A Knit and a Knot, will be published 28th September 2016.

Read more about the event here and see what else is happening at Chicken and Frog.

Buy A Scarf and a Half

But A Box of Socks 


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Maverick World Book Week!

It’s World Book Day next Thursday meaning we have a very exciting and bookish week ahead of us! Our authors will be celebrating World Book Week in force and will be making multiple school visits during the week. Check out the full details on our calendar page. Here is a breakdown of where they will be!

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For the full list of events next week, go to our calendar. Happy reading everyone!

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Lollipop puppets and sing-a-longs with Tracy Gunaratnam!

Last week, Tracy Gunaratnam joined Ashburton Library for their regular Book Buddies session and read her charming story, Preposterous Rhinoceros. The children joined Tracy for jungle sing-a-long and then made Preposterous Rhinoceros badges and lollipop puppets!

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Tracy will be at Croydon Library for National Storytelling Week in February 2016. Check out our other author’s events in our event calendar.

Buy preposterous Rhinoceros here.

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Everything sold out! Clare Helen Welsh at Waterstones, Drake Circus

Last Saturday, Clare Helen Welsh had a very successful event at Waterstones, Drake Circus in Plymouth. She read her debut picture book Aerodynamics of Biscuitsled craft activities and even had a visit from Captain Sneaky McSqueaky himself!

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Waterstones sold out of books by lunchtime and even had to sell the books in the window display.

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Clare said: “I was totally overwhelmed with the love and support from friends, family and shoppers. […] Today was a wonderful celebration and I couldn’t be prouder or more grateful.”

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Clare has been invited back to Waterstones, Drake Circus for late night shopping, where she will be signing more books. It’s less than 9 weeks away so pop it in your diaries!

Get your copy of Aerodynamics of Biscuits here.

Read Clare’s blog on the day here.

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Books are my Bag parties!

Granny Mutton Yarns author Amanda Brandon spent Saturday celebrating Books are my Bag! Over the weekend there were parties across the country celebrating Books are my Bag. Amanda visited the charming bookshop, The Book Nut in Billericay.

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There were several books to sign afterwards and Amanda said, “It was great to see so many people come out to support their local bookshop and the children had fun with Granny Mutton’s extra-long scarf and colouring activities.”

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Happy International Literacy Day from Preposterous Rhinoceros!

Yesterday Tracy Gunaratnam attended Croydon Library’s International Literacy Day event. She read her story Preposterous Rhinoceros which is all about encouraging children to persevere with reading and the joy of reading a book by yourself for the very first time.

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The children were very enthusiastic and had plenty of advice for Preposterous Rhinoceros on how he might go about reading a book. Tracy played the hairy, scary guessing game with them and they joined in with a jungle sing along!

Get your own copy of Preposterous Rhinoceros here.

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Amanda Brandon sure can put on a show!

Amanda Brandon is a very skilled author when it comes to not only writing but also children’s events!

Amanda visited Maldon Library for their Summer Reading Challenge event. Her book A Scarf and a Half is part of the 2015 Record Breakers Summer Reading Challenge, run by the Reading Agency. She read her book to a room full of eager fans and then signed copies afterwards. The children were very eager to play the 13ft long scarf that she knitted especially for the book!

Amanda said: “the book reading went very well. It was great to be back at Maldon Library and to see so many children enjoying the Summer Reading Challenge.”

Amanda is currently running events for both her books, A Scarf and a Half and A Box of Socks. Check out where you can see her on our events calendar.

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King Colin visits Tilly’s Coffee Shop!

KING COLIN  Tilly's Coffee shop_A3Phil Allcock, author of funny book Cantankerous King Colin, visited Tilly’s Coffee Shop last week.

Phil read his story Cantankerous King Colin to the children and parents who attended and looks forward to doing more events in the future.

Cantankerous King Colin was featured on Cbeebies Bedtime Stories read by Tom Hollander.

Cantankerous King Colin is available here.


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