I had a great time at Birmingham High Street Waterstones on Saturday 27th August, 2011. Moose and I were joined by lots of lovely children who made some amazing Moose cut-outs and did some brilliant colouring.
I had some lovely chats with Hebe and other children about books, reading and writing.
Devinder came along with her family and coloured in the picture of Annika and Moose beautifully. Her dad was convinced that the duck was going to eat Moose! (He doesn't, honest.)
George and Harry came along to choose some books with their dad. We had a lovely time, colouring and chatting about books.
Thank you so much to all the children and parents who made the event such fun. And thanks to Ben and Matt and Anne-Marie at Waterstone's for being such great hosts.
I can't wait for Birmingham Young Readers Festival this year and on Friday 27th May, I'll be doing two events: in Druid's Heath library in the morning and Wylde Green library in the afternoon.
During lunch, I'm being interviewed for Stories from the Web, which will then be available to listen to any time online.
A huge thank you to all the staff and pupils at St Mary Redcliffe Primary School in Bristol for a really lively, exciting World Book Day.
Children -and some of the teachers!- were very colourfully dressed as their favourite characters from books.
I had so much fun doing workshops, question and answer sessions and an assembly and I met lots of really enthusiastic writers and story-tellers.
It was fantastic to see such enthusiasm for books and stories -from the children and the staff. And their new library -which was a storage cupboard until recently!- looks amazing.
If any of the children at the school have any stories they would like me to post up on the site, please contact me. Thank you!