Former children’s laureate Chris Riddell was presented with Honorary Fellowship of CILIP, the library and information association, as part of the UK’s first Libraries Week this week.
Liz Pichon, together with Horsenden Primary School and Scholastic, broke the Guinness World Record for largest disco dance to celebrate the publication of Tom Gates: EPIC ADVENTURE (kind of) on Thursday 12th October.
On Tuesday 10th October, Lady Antonia Fraser awarded poet Michael Longley the PEN Pinter Prize 2017. The ceremony took place at the British Library in London. (Credit: George Torode)
Illustrator Jim Field (centre left) and author Kes Grey (centre right) launched Oi Cat! (Hodder Children’s Books) on Tuesday 10th October at The Golden Lion. They are pictured alongside (L-R) Alison Paley, Emma Layfield, Anne McNeil and Samuel Perrett.
On Saturday 7th October, Tim Minchin (left) and Steve Antony launched their new picture book When I Grow Up (Scholastic) at Waterstones Piccadilly following a special event at Leicester Square Theatre.
Reading Force held an event for all Service children and their families at St Jude’s C of E Primary School, Portsmouth on Friday 6th October. Philip Ardagh performed for the children and he is pictured alongside Reading Force’s (L-R) Elaine Boorman, Hattie Gordon and Alison Baverstock.
Illustrator Quentin Blake (right) and author John Yeoman (left) celebrated the launch of All the Year Round (Andersen Press) and 50 Years of Children’s Books at the House of Illustration on Thursday 5th October. Guests included Klaus Flugge (centre).
Richard Osman celebrated the release of The World Cup of Everything (Hodder) at the Chorleywood Bookshop on Thursday 5th October. Osman is pictured alongside bookshop owner Sheryl Shurville.