Schools Day

Stroud Book Festival Schools Day takes place on Thursday 8th November

Schools Day is sponsored by the Authors’ Licensing & Collecting Society

Stroud Book Festival proudly presents a day of events aimed at local primary schools, with three fantastic authors suitable for KS2 classes and ages 8-11, who will entertain and inspire us in equal measure!

Stroud Book Festival 2018: Tony de Saulles - Bee Boy

9.45 – 10.45

“Bee Boy” with Tony de Saulles

Start the day in a hive of activity as Tony de Saulles, beekeeper and illustrator of the bestselling Horrible Science books presents his brand-new series, “Bee Boy”, the story of unlikely superhero, Melvin Meadly who is half-bee and half-boy. Join Tony to discover his top secret illustrations tips in a bee drawing workshop, uncover fascinating bee facts, and ‘bee’ immersed in an action-packed story that will leave you buzzing with excitement!

Most suitable for: Years 3-6

Stroud Book Festival 2018: Ade Adepitan - Ade's amazing Ade-ventures

11:30 – 12:30

“Ade’s Amazing Ade-ventures: Battle of the Cyborg Cat” with Ade Adepitan

Ade is the new kid on Parsons Road and it’s not easy to make friends when you look different to everyone else. But Ade finds a way to take on the school bullies, surprising himself and the kids on his new street…Meet wheelchair basketball star, Paralympian, and TV presenter Ade Adepitan, and hear all about his exciting new book, “Ade’s Amazing Ade-Ventures: Battle of the Cyborg Cat”, inspired by his own experience of moving from London from Nigeria. Find out how he adapted to life in a new country and explore the importance of friendship and embracing difference.

Most suitable for: Years 4 & 5

Stroud Book Festival 2018: Caroline Lawrence - The Roman Quests series

13:15 – 14.15

“The Roman Quests” with Caroline Lawrence

Prepare to journey back in time with Caroline Lawrence, the mega-bestselling author of “The Roman Mysteries” series as she tells us all about the fantastic facts she has learned while researching her brilliant new adventure series. “The Roman Quests” is set in Roman Britain, beginning in AD94 during the reign of the evil Emperor Domitian. Sharing some fascinating artefacts and images from her travels, Caroline will also reveal her top tips for writing stories.

Most suitable for: Years 4-6

The Schools Day comprises part of the range of Children’s Events available at Stroud Book Festival. Please see all our children’s listings:
Children’s event listings

About our sponsors: The Authors’ Licensing & Collecting Society (ALCS) is a not for profit organisation started by writers, for writers. It campaigns to ensure authors’ rights are recognised in the UK, the EU and internationally. It also produces a wealth of resources for schools to help educate young people about copyright: what it means, what it does, and how it benefits creators, readers and viewers. For more information, see www.alcs.co.uk

Venue: Subscription Rooms Ballroom
Tickets: £3/head per event or £8/head for the whole day. Accompanying adults can request free tickets. Please ask at the box office.
Booking: Available via the Subscription Rooms Box Office, tel. 01453 760900.

Find out more about our Children’s Writing Competition for 2018

 Stroud Book Festival 2018: Graphic representation of Stroud town:

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