There’s just over a month till the third Hoo’s Kids Book Fest (11th May, 2014) at the magical Luton Hoo Walled Garden (just north of London) and if I lived nearer, I’d definitely be going!
Along with sessions by Robert Muchamore, author of the bestselling Cherub series and Richard and Judy Book Club winner Sophie McKenzie, you could also see Jim Smith, author of the rib-tickling Barry Loser and winner of the 2013 Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the fantbaulous Alex T. Smith & Caryl Hart, the glorious Clara Vulliamy, the utterly brilliant Gary Northfield and many more.
You might catch Julian Sedgwick doing circus tricks, Mike Brownlow talking like a pirate. I’m sure Steve Lenton will NOT be getting up to no-good with Shifty McGifty!
The Phoenix Comic, Roahl Dahl Museum, Miffy and Kipper will also be there to provide lots of great fun. Seriously, what an amazing day it’s going to be!
To buy tickets and to find out full programme details do check Hoos Kids Book Fest.
Entrance fee is £6.00 per person. Family tickets £20. Under 2s are free. Special events are £3.00 per person, but there are also lots of free activities. Advance booking is recommended as some events have limited seating and sell out quickly. (Do take a look at the special Golden Tickets deal!)
Whilst you’re exploring Hoo’s Kids Book Fest website don’t miss out on the details of the short story competition for 9-16 year olds or the new children’s book award, the Look! Hoo’s Reading Book Award, Full details of both these initiatives can be found here.
Whether you want to meet the authors, discover new books, listen to favourite stories or get creative with our illustrators, there’s something for all ages!
And if you do go, please let me know how it was! I least I can live vicariously through my blog readers 🙂