The British Library, London

Saturday 16 July 2022, 9:30am - 5:00pm

Make reading your superpower this summer! 

The countdown is on for our fantastic line-up of children’s authors to come together on Saturday 16 July, 2022 at the prestigious and iconic London location, The British Library. Featuring your favourite authors, live on stage, this event aims to really spark your inspiration and imagination.

Whether it's becoming the hero of your favourite book, or experiencing all kinds of amazing places, reading really is a superpower!

If you're a subscriber to The Week Junior, be sure to use code SUBS at the checkout for your discounted session rate. 

Offer with code: £10 per session, per person. Standard rates £12 per session, per person.  Children under 2 free of charge. 

Welcoming your host.... 

Join The Week Junior's book reviewer, Katherine Woodfine, who will be live on stage hosting our event. Katherine is the author of best-selling children's books including The Sinclair’s Mysteries and Taylor & Rose Secret Agents.

Join our sessions

 

Book to see your favourite Author, or select multiple sessions and make a day of it. We'll be making more announcements between now and the event, so make sure you keep an eye on the website and our social channels!

SHARNA JACKSON, THE GOOD TURN 10.30am - 11.15am

Join award-winning author, Sharna Jackson, as she discusses her intriguing new mystery adventure, including the historical inspiration behind the book, how you can be inspired to care for your community – plus learn how to write and solve your very own mystery!

ELLE MCNICOLL, PETER BUNZL, CERRIE BURNELL AND JOSEPH COELHO,  THE GREAT FAIRYTALE DEBATE 2:45pm - 3:30pm

 Join four authors of spellbinding magical stories -- Peter Bunzl, Magicborn, Cerrie Burnell, Wilder than Midnight, Joseph Coelho, Fairytales Gone Bad and award-winning author, Elle McNicoll, Like a Charm -- for this enchanting event. Together, they'll be debating which is the greatest fairytale of them all...

M.G LEONARD AND SAM SEDGMAN, ADVENTURES ON TRAINS, 11:30am -12.30am

All aboard the fifth book in the award-winning series from 
M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman! Join the best-selling authors on stage as they bring to life Adventures on Trains: Sabotage on the Solar Express, a thrilling and hugely entertaining adventure story. Hear how the duo started their love for writing children's books together, as well as the inspiration behind the book. 

ROB BIDDULPH, DRAW WITH ROB 9.30am - 10.15am

Hear from award-winning author and illustrator, Rob Biddulph in this exciting, interactive masterclass, and learn how to draw with his easy step-by-step instructions! This fun session will include a live draw-a-long that the whole family can get involved in!

PHIL EARLE, WHILE THE STORM RAGES 12.45pm - 1:30pm

Award-winning author, Phil Earle will uncover behind the scenes of his latest book, which sees lead character, Noah on an unforgettable wartime mission to save his beloved dog Winn, in a remarkable story inspired by true events.

KIRAN MILLWOOD HARGRAVE AND TOM DE FRESTON, 1:45pm - 2:30pm 

Award-winning duo, Kiran and Tom, authors of Julia and the Shark and stunning follow up Leila and the Blue Fox, will take the stage to discuss their mesmerising stories, and the important themes behind the characters and plot.