Children’s authors David Walliams and Michael Morpurgo were in conversation at the Royal Festival Hall as part of the Southbank Centre’s Imagine Festival on Monday 15th February.
Author Luana Lewis (centre) spoke about her latest novel Forget Me Not (Corgi) at the Chorleywood Bookshop in Rickmansworth on Tuesday 16th February. She is pictured with Janet Stewart (left), manager of Gerrards Cross Bookshop, and Chorleywood Bookshop’s Morag Watkins.
Willy Wonka (Jonathan Slinger), Roald Dahl’s grandson and m.d. of the Roald Dahl Literary Estate, Luke Kelly, Roald Dahl’s widow Felicity Dahl, HRH the Duchess of Cornwall, patron of Roald Dahl 100, and Miss Honey (Charlotte Scott) met some of the “Mini Festival Makers” who help to curate Southbank Centre’s Imagine Children’s Festival on Tuesday 16th February. Picture: Victor Frankowski
Author Margaret Dickinson took part in a signing to mark the publication of her novel The Buffer Girls (Pan Macmillan) at WH Smith Meadowhall on Friday 19th February, where she was joined by her very own ‘Buffer Girls’.
Author and illustrator Kate McLennan read from her picture book Blackbird Blackbird, What Do You Do? (Hodder Children’s Books) at the book’s launch in Blackwell's Edinburgh on the afternoon of Sunday 14th February.
On Monday 15th February, storyboard artist Sav Akyuz helped to install a window display dedicated to I Am Bear by Ben Bailey Smith (Walker Books), which he illustrated, at Pickled Pepper Books in London’s Crouch End.
To celebrate the launch of new activity book Alphadoodler (Tate Publishing), Polish illustrator Jan Bajtlik designed a giant crocodile for the window to the Tate Modern’s shop.
He also ran two children's art workshops at the Tate Modern on Sunday 14th February with playful painting activities incorporating letters and words.
Goldsmiths, University of London honoured one of its alumna, Topsy and Tim creator Jean Adamson, with a university fellowship on Wednesday 17th February.