Bear Hunt Books and Wirral Unplugged are very proud to present the very first Wirral Kids Book Festival. There are so many amazing writers among the line up, some with their very first book. Click on the link or scan the QR code to buy tickets
Please note that each session is bookable separately.
There is something for everyone, from tots to teens.
The festival is taking place on the 5th June form 11am.
11am Jess Rose with Fantastic Frankie, story time fun for preschoolers and infant school kids. Frankie is a fox with plenty of style ... Fabulous in a rainbow cape. Join Frankie on a journey of discovery and happiness and, above all, staying true to yourself.
12:30pm Julian Sedgwick author of Tsunami Girl. For ages 11+
Find out how Julian Sedgwick researched and wrote Tsunami Girl. Themes for this presentation are hope, empathy and connection.
2pm Author talk - A FANTASTICAL JOURNEY
with Vashti Hardy and James Nicol
Join bestselling authors, Vashti Hardy
and James Nicol for an author talk with an in-depth exploration of their fantastical story worlds. During the event, Vashti
and James, writers of some of the best loved children’s books of recent years, will use various props to invite the audience to explore the fantastical worlds and characters of their books, including Nicol’s APPRENTICE WITCH series and Hardy
’s BRIGHTSTORM series and beyond. Expect anecdotes, extracts, and exclusive secrets, including insights into Hardy
’s newly released FIRESONG and a sneak early peak at James’s new story for September - THE SPELL TAILORS!
Suitable for ages 7 and up
3:30pm Emily Kenny and her amazing debut book, The Incredible Adventures of Alice Tonks for ages 7 and up.
"Disappearing animals, twists and turns, and an amazing autistic protagonist." Rashmi Sirdeshpande, author of Dosh"
4pm YA Writing workshop with Cynthia Murphy author of The Last One to Die. For ages 13+
Plotting and Pace, Planning a tightly plotted thriller and how to keep a reader interested using pacing.