Meet Saturday's Authors

Meet your old favourites and find new ones, in this exciting day of storytelling, live illustration and activities.

Ed Vere

Ed Vere

Max thinks he'd like to be friends with Bird. He would also like to chase Bird and maybe eat him as a tasty snack. But that's not what friendship is all about . . . Is it? Join international bestselling author and illustrator Ed Vere for a fantastic interactive event about Max the kitten. There will be storytelling and live drawing. (4+)

Philip Ardagh & Axel Scheffler

Axel Scheffler & Philip Ardagh

Join Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning author Philip Ardagh and Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler for some frankly improbable but hilarious adventures with the Grunt family! They wash with cheese, eat roadkill and argue with one another all the time but they are strangely lovable, all the same. One thing’s for sure – there’s NEVER a quiet moment with the Grunts around! (7+)

Nicola Davies and Petr Horacek

Nicola Davies and Petr Horacek

Nicola Davies is a zoologist and knows everything about animals! Petr Horacek is an artist who brings each creature to life in this wild book. Petr does live painting whilst Nicola talks, and each piece of art is a wonder to behold. Full of animal facts and unbelievable animal stories, this event is full of fun and laughter, and you even learn to sing a whale song at the end! (5+)

Will Mabbitt

Will Mabbitt - Mabel Jones

Get ready for a pirate adventure. Meet young Mabel Jones and her dastardly crew and take a voyage aboard the Feroshus Maggot. Expect animated storytelling and interactive, swashbuckling fun and games. Will also shares his top-tips on how to create your own pirate characters and write your own adventure stories - embrace the pirate in you! (7+)

Axel Scheffler

Axel Scheffler

Join Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler as he introduces the latest adventures of his delightful characters, Pip and Posy. Good friends (most of the time) this charming pair, Pip and Posy always have fun and will delight toddlers and parents alike. There’ll be live drawing and storytelling, and maybe even a surprise guest ... or two! (3+)

Andy Seed

Andy Seed

Join amusing author Andy Seed and his comedy squirrel sidekick Ned the Nature Nut for an hour of jokes, quips, puns and funny facts about nature based on Andy’s new book for the National Trust. Silliness guaranteed! (7+)

Gill Lewis

Gill Lewis

Join Gill Lewis, author of the Puppy Academy series for younger readers. The books were inspired by real life working dogs and tells the stories of four puppies training to be professional working dogs with lots of fun adventures along the way. (6+)

Harry Potter with Fleurble Laffalott!

Harry Potter with Fleurble Laffalott!

Have you ever wanted to explore the magical world of Harry Potter books? Which Professor of Hogwarts would you like to meet? Join Fleurble Laffalott (super-assistant to the Professor of Potter) for a fun and interactive hour as she introduces some of the great Professors from J.K. Rowling’s much loved books, and throws in some transfiguration, potions and even a slow-motion Quidditch match along the way! New and exclusive bookmarks for all who attend. (8+)