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A Good Read: Celebrating the Best Children’s Literature

Sunday 29 March 2015

1 Hour


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£6 - £15

Ticket price

From Harry Potter to The Hunger Games, Dogger to Twilight, the last 30 years have witnessed one of the most fertile periods in the history of children’s books.  But what is your favourite? Award-winning author and festival favourite Kevin Crossley-Holland and Daniel Hahn, whose job it was to revise and update the Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature, will introduce some of their favourites in this special celebration of children’s books. Television and radio presenter Simeon Courtie and actress,vocalist and the voice of many children’s characters Siobhan Moore, will read from classic children’s books.

Audience participation will be encouraged – look out for guest authors in the audience including Philip Ardagh, Geraldine McCaughrean, Hilary McKay, Sally Nicholls and Kate Saunders. They are ready to share and read from their favourite books, and we hope you’ll be ready to nominate your best reads too. A very special event.

Hahn is a writer, editor and translator. His works include the history book, The Tower Menagerie. He is one of the editors of The Ultimate Book Guide, a series of reading guides for children, the first of which won the Blue Peter Book Award. Crossley-Holland is an award-winning children’s writer, poet and translator. He won the Carnegie Medal in 1985 for Storm and was shortlisted for the 2008 Carnegie Medal for Gatty’s Tale. He is also author of the Arthur trilogy, The Seeing Stone, King of the Middle March, and At the Crossing Places.

Age 6-adult