‘Pawesome’ line-up for kids at Ryedale Book Festival, there is just loads for bookworms of all ages.
Ryedale Book Festival is back this September featuring a lively line-up for younger readers with a programme of events celebrating all things canine!
Starting with an original play for young children using story-telling, physical theatre, puppetry and music, the story of Oscar’s Amazing Adventure will be performed at The Milton Rooms on Friday 22nd September at 10.30am. This is perfect for children up to seven years old and discounted rates are available for group bookings.
Multi-award-winning author, artist and new Children’s Laureate, Lauren Child will be back in Malton this year introducing her brand new Charlie and Lola picture book in which Lola seeks out the perfect pet. Silly, surprising, thoughtful and fun, Charlie and Lola are on top form in this fabulously funny story packed full of dogs of every shape, size and colour. Do book this in advance, it is bound to sell out….
Join acclaimed author/illustrator Tim Hopgood and his new creation, Doodle Dogs, at the most artistic dog show in town. Kids, and big kids, will get the chance to draw, colour and paint their own doodle dog using scribbles, shading, texture, pattern, paint, collage and plenty of colour, and then choose the Best in Show!
Hear from Andy Cope, author of the best-selling children’s series ‘Spy Dog’, ‘Spy Pups’ & ‘Spy Cat’. His talks are full of humour and energy and go beyond reading and writing into themes of personal potential and inspiring children to do their very best in life.
Other events include dog-themed stories about friendship, with crafts by Malton Methodist Church. The classic story of ‘Harry the Dirty Dog’, with biscuit decorating (human biscuits, not dog biscuits!) at the Kingfisher Café and Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy and all his crazy canine friends at Peagreen Pottery, with the chance to paint a ceramic dog inspired by the tales.
Sarah Tyson, Festival Coordinator, said “We are so lucky to have Lauren Child, now Children’s Laureate, return to Ryedale this autumn. Two years ago she impressed an audience of adults as well as children with her inspirational creativity and passion for imaginative ideas. I urge anyone who has not heard her speak to come along to her event irrespective of whether they think they may be too grown up for Charlie and Lola!”
For information and tickets go to the website