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Kids' Lit: The Bath Children's Literature Festival

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Bath Kids Lit Fest

29th September sees the start of the Bath Children’s Literature Festival. For ten days, a host of authors, illustrators, comedians and other celebrities will be chatting about their favourite subject and ours: books.

Julia Donaldson is best known for her internationally bestselling ‘Gruffalo’ stories. She has won numerous prizes including the Smarties and the Red House Children’s Book Award, and has seen many of her books televised, including Room on the Broom and Stick Man. On 30th September, she’ll be talking about her latest heartwarming picture book, based on the real-life ‘Ugly 5’ safari animals: the hyena, marabou stork, vulture, warthog and wildebeest. They’re not the prettiest creatures on the savannah, but they have charms of their own, and Julia Donaldson’s The Ugly Five will have you longing to catch a glimpse of them!

Award-winning author Chris Riddell is a legend in the world of children’s books, having illustrated a plethora of books including Neil Gaiman’s Odd and the Frost Giants, and won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal three times. He’ll be in Bath’s Guildhall on 1st October, discussing his ‘Goth Girl’ books and the art of illustration.

Whovians will be over the moon on 2nd October, when authors Jonathan Morris, Cavan Scott and Mike Tucker get together with super-fan and Doctor Who expert Michael Stevens to talk all things TARDIS. We’ve a whole world of Who titles on our website, including Who-ologyCrawling Terror and Plague City.

Whether you’re heading to the Lit Fest or not, all these great authors and titles can be found on our website, with big discounts to the RRP. There’s no need to wait for the holidays, with A Great Read, both kids and parents can enjoy a term-time treat!

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