A real page turner of a festival!
No child could fail to be excited by a festival featuring the Gruffalo, Little Miss Inventor, David Walliams and a former member of Mcfly and Bath’s 12th Children’s Literature Festival had them all and more. The event which ran for 10 days from September 28 to October 7, opened with Children’s Laureate Lauren Child who designed the red chair illustration and continued with Philip Pullman, Lucy Worlsey, Jessie Burton and Harry Hill to name but a few. The UK’S best-selling author Walliams entertained with his quirky tales and one youngster was lucky enough to scoop a complete set of his books. Horrible Histories celebrated their 25th year with a special appearance and Tom Fletcher from Mcfly came for the first time to share his stories. Among other authors, young readers had the chance to enjoy were X-factor host Dermot O’leary, comedian Julian Clary, Olympic gold medal cyclist Chris Hoy and Bake Off’s Nadiya Hussain.
Maisy and friends take to the stage, much to the excitement of one youngster, inset
Former Mcfly star Tom Fletcher made his debut appearance
Ade Adepitan dons shades with a young fan
A young reader shakes hands with Andy Griffiths
Andy Stanton signs a book for young fan
David Walliams presents one lucky girl with a set of his books with Ade Adepitan
Cressida Cowell stops for an autograph and a chat with youngsters
Lucy Worsley with young queens on stage
The Gruffalo enjoys a rest, as does Chris Riddell, top right and right, Harry Hill on stage