Brian will be chatting about his book Cardboard Cowboys – the story of an unlikely friendship between 12 year old Lenny and Bruce who’s homeless. The book explores themes of loss, bullying and friendship as the pair take an unforgettable road trip. P7-S3.
Meet author Patience Agbabi as she discusses her time travel novels The Infinite and The Time Thief. P4-S2.
Join us as author and illustrator Tom Percival reads his picture book, The River – a story about managing unpredictable feelings. Tom will also give us some unique insights into how he creates his amazing illustrations. P1–4.
Join Cressida Cowell as she reflects on her work as Children's Laureate. A great way to celebrate Scotland's Year of Stories, as Cressida discusses the magic of stories, books and libraries. P4-7.
Author and illustrator Fiona Lumbers will be talking about the hugely popular Luna Loves... series of books. Not only will Fiona read two of Luna’s adventures, she’ll also be showing us how to draw Luna as well. P1-3.
Comic book artist Mark Bradley will be letting us into the world of Bumble and Snug and the Angry Pirates. Mark will also be discussing why comics are important and sharing some comic drawing secrets! P1-5.
Sue Cheung is the Diverse Book Award winning author of Chinglish. Her new book, Maddy Yip's Guide To Life, is a funny, illustrated diary which follows Maddy’s quest to find a talent which makes her unique. P4-7.
Rachel will be sharing her tips for creating memorable characters and writing rhyming stories! Find out about Goldy the Gecko, hero of Rachel’s new book The Gecko and the Echo. P1-3.
While the Storm Rages by Phil Earle tells the gripping story of a young boy, Noah. At the outbreak of WW2, Noah goes on the run to keep not only his pet dog Winn safe, but as many animals as he can. Phil will tell us more. P5-S2.
Award winning author Keith Gray will be discussing his new YA novel The Climbers. The book is an exciting story of male friendship, rivalry and belonging. Keith will also reveal how to craft the perfect short story! S1+.