Malton Library Summer Reading Challenge     Monday, 21 August 2017, 1100 – 1200 Author Event

Miss Pickle a Dizzy Witch – Story Time and Witchy Activities

Come along and enjoy a new picture book story for 3 to 6-year olds – and grown-ups of course!  Meet Miss Pickle, Nutmeg and Pepper.  You’ll be surprised at what a witch, a cat and a mouse get up to when spells are involved!

And if you make Miss Pickle something special, that she would love to wear, she’ll give you a witchy surprise to take home.

£1 admission please.  This event is part of the summer Malton Library reading challenge.

Both the author and illustrator will be there, so come along and join in the fun.  To get your ticket just call in the library, or turn up on the day.  See you soon!

If this type of activity is something you would like to hold at your organisation, please get in touch

Dates are available after October 2018.




Thursday 3rd May 2018 5pm – 6pm

Cabot Circus, Bristol Signing, Children’s Event, Free Event 

Calling all young heroes and adventurers! Meet How to Train your Dragon author Cressida Cowell as she signs copies of the first book in her brand new fantasy series The Wizards of Once.

The signing will last approximately an hour, pop by the store or reserve your place through Eventbrite!


Tickets: Free reservation.

Venue: Foyles Bristol, Cabot Circus, BS1 3BH


Thursday 24th May 2018 6pm – 8pm

Grand Central Birmingham Signing, Children’s Event, Free Event 

Join us for the launch of this exciting new book at Foyles Bookshop in Birmingham for an evening of Egyptian fun raising money

 for Partnership for Children.

Author B.B Taylor will be reading her brand new book written exclusively for the Partnership for Children charity as well as

hosting plenty of Egyptian themed activities throughout the evening.


Make sure you walk like an Egyptian to the Birmingham branch for an event of hieroglyphic proportions!


The Edinburgh International Book Festival

11-27 August 2018.

Set in a specially created tented village in the heart of Edinburgh, the Edinburgh International Book Festival offers something for just about every age and interest, bringing readers and writers together for inspiration, entertainment and discussion.

The Book Festival welcomes around 1000 authors in over 800 events for adults and children each year including novelists, poets, scientists, philosophers, sportsmen, illustrators, comic creators, historians, musicians, biographers, environmentalists, economists, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides.





Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators – Annual Retreat

9-16 November 2018 

For the second year six members of the SCBWI North East chapter are heading off for a well-deserved writing retreat.  A break from work, home and other commitments is just what’s needed as the autumn months turn to winter.  Time to gather thoughts from spring and summer, pick up half written plots and put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard.  And to relax minds at the end of the day, there’s always a pub down the road!