STROUD BOOK FESTIVAL SCHOOLS’ DAY 2021

Meet some brilliant women scientists… Spark poetic daydreams and rhyme with jellybeans… Discover the magic of reading & the power of stories to change our world…. All this you can do when you join us for Stroud Book Festival’s Schools’ Day 2021! We proudly present a day of events specially programmed for our local primary…

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SILENCE IS NOT AN OPTION: YOU CAN IMPACT THE WORLD FOR CHANGE!

Stuart Lawrence’s older brother Stephen died in an unprovoked attack in April 1993. Since this tragic event, Stuart and his family have worked tirelessly and have had a huge impact on changing attitudes to racism in Britain. In “Silence Is Not an Option”, his first book for young people, Stuart – a teacher, mentor and…

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BIG GREEN CROCODILE

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. We have a lovely Maisy Mouse line-up for our littlest festival-goers at Stroud Book Festival. “Rhymes that make you want to clap your hands and laugh out loud.” – Michael Morpurgo Snap along with the THE BIG GREEN CROCODILE and author Jane Newberry in this exciting and interactive storytelling…

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAISY!

Cards, presents, balloons…it’s party time! Would you believe it, Maisy, the superstar mouse, long beloved by toddlers across the world including now grown-up ones, is 30 years old this year. And she is still as cheerful and as busy, and as colourful as ever! So please help Stroud Book Festival celebrate Maisy’s special birthday by…

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THE BUTTERFLY LION

All my life I’ll think of you, I promise I will. I won’t ever forget you  The author of more than 150 novels and the winner of many awards, Sir Michael Morpurgo is one of Britain’s best-loved writers for children, and has sold more than 35 million books around the world.   To celebrate the 25th anniversary…

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THE EXTRAORDINARY BOOK THAT EATS ITSELF

Most books are designed just to be read, but “The Extraordinary Book That Eats Itself” is no ordinary book. In fact, every single page transforms into a project that helps the environment and recycles the book in the process! In this combined event and workshop, you’ll meet Penny Arlon and Susan Hayes, the authors of…

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GREEN KIDS COOK: GOOD FOR YOU, GOOD FOR THE PLANET

Tie on your aprons and join us for this fantastic cookery workshop in which food writer and author Jenny Chandler – whose fans include Steve Backshall and Anna Jones – will teach you how to make simple, no-cook Vietnamese spring rolls, based on a recipe from her new book “Green Kids Cook: Simple, Delicious Recipes…

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HOW TO BE COOLER THAN COOL

Bring along your sunglasses (yes, we know it’s November!) and be one of the coolest people in Stroud, as you join author Sean Taylor for some brilliant picture book fun featuring riddles and rhymes, some silly songs, and a reading of his brand-new book HOW TO BE COOLER THAN COOL.  Sean is the award-winning author…

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INTERVIEW WITH A SHARK (& OTHER ANIMALS)

If you could talk to animals, what would you ask? Andy Seed – one of our Festival favourite children’s authors – has been doing just that, thanks to his extraordinary ‘tranimalator’ machine, and his brilliant books, “Interview with a Shark” and “Interview with a Tiger”. Come and hear about all the things Andy found out…

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ROALD DAHL’S ROTSOME & REPULSANT WORDS

Calling all human beans! Get ready to gobblefunk with word wizards Sara-Jane Arbury and Katie Balson as they take a light-hearted look at Roald Dahl’s redunculously rude and rotsome words! You’ll learn how to curse like a giant and insult like a Trunchbull as you have oodles and oodles of foulsome fun with wacky word…

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