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The Children's Bookshow 2011

The Children’s Bookshow exists to promote a lifelong love of literature in children by giving them access to some of the best and most talented writers and illustrators of children’s literature from the UK and abroad. It began with a small publicity tour in 2003 and has now grown to a national programme which, last year, reached more than 6,000 children across the country. The tour takes place in the autumn to coincide with Children’s Book Week, reaching a wide variety of school audiences and a broad social demographic. Alongside the performance in each area, there are a limited number of free workshops in schools by the authors and illustrators and each child who takes part gets a free book.

The theme for 2011 is 'Simply the Best' and there is a line up of critically acclaimed artists to inspire children with their enthusiasm and passion for stories.  Don’t miss this opportunity to meet two of the world’s most revered authors and hear their stories.  Judith Kerr and Tomi Ungerer, two giants of the children’s book world, will be discussing how their own life experiences have shaped and informed their books for children.

The Children’s Bookshow will be in 13 different theatres around the country and they are offering 52 FREE workshops alongside they performances.  Plus new this year – there are seminars for teachers, librarians and anyone interested in Children’s Literature. See the website for more details.
For further information contact: Nicky Potter 020 8 889 9735

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