Events -schools, libraries, festivals, bookshops, ferries...

Birmingham High Street Waterstones -book signing, reading and activity session, Saturday 27th August, 2011

Grace with her fantastic Moose
Grace with her fantastic Moose

 

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. 

Here's Hebe's...
Here's Hebe's...

 

I had some lovely chats with Hebe and other children about books, reading and writing. 

Devinder's beautiful colouring
Devinder's beautiful colouring

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 hold up their lovely pictures
George and Harry hold up their lovely pictures

 

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.

 

Happy reading!

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

World Book Day at St Mary Redcliffe Primary School, Bristol

Me with lots of book characters that had snuck into St Mary Redcliffe for the day...
Me with lots of book characters that had snuck into St Mary Redcliffe for the day...

 

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!

The Unstoppable Maggie McGee

 

“… I love this story! It’s beautifully told and I love the way it shows the power of the imagination to take you wherever you want to go….a great story [which] has something to say to all children…”

Malorie Blackman, Children’s Laureate 2013-2015 

 

 

 

Praise for Don't Panic, Annika!

 

“a reassuring read that your child will relate to and love” Parents in Touch

 

“a fun read aloud… full of life” Books for Keeps

 

“the rhythmic text… and the imaginative illustrations make for a lovely read”           Primary Times

 

“a great story to encourage independence and confidence … ” Carousel                                

 

A non-panicking Annika
A non-panicking Annika