Hundred-mile-an-hour dogs, seasick pirates and demon vacuum cleaners….where else could these characters spring from but the quirky imagination of Jeremy Strong?
Possibly influenced by falling on his head aged three and eating doughnuts, Jeremy’s books guarentee relentless laughs and direct child appeal.
Don’t miss meeting Jeremy right here in Linton!
Posted on 1 April '12 by josephine, under Authors. No Comments.
It’s time to cook up some fun!
TV chef Nick Coffer’s cool cooking ideas are sure to inspire you and your dad to get creative in the kitchen.
Kids bring your adults with you for this cookery demonstration, but don’t wear your best clothes, for some of you things are bound to get messy!
Posted on 3 March '12 by josephine, under Authors, Bookfest 12. No Comments.
Well known and well loved Cambridgeshire poet, Tony Mitton makes a welcome return to Linton.
He will be doing two sessions aimed at different age groups on Sunday 13th May. Great to welcome you back Tony!
Posted on 28 February '12 by josephine, under Authors. No Comments.
Calling all dog and spy dog lovers! We are sooooo excited that SPY DOG herself Lara and her owner Andrew Cope will be visiting Linton to share details of Lara’s next top secret mission.
Author of the best-selling Spy Dog and Spy Pup series, Andrew is keen to inspire children to do their very best, not only in reading and writing, but in life.
Keep checking the website for further details.
Posted on 25 February '12 by josephine, under Authors. No Comments.
Organised in conjunction with the AZTECS Junior Football Club, popular author Tom Palmer will be attending the end of season presentation event on 19th May and is really looking forward to meeting all those football-mad children.
Tom will be hosting his popular Football Reading Game – half football reading quiz and half penalty shoot out! You’d be mad to miss it, further details of how to get tickets for this event will be on the website soon.
Posted on 20 February '12 by josephine, under Authors. No Comments.
Author of the Adventure Island series, Helen Moss will talk about why she loves dinosaurs, how she came up with the idea for The Mystery of the Dinosaur Discovery, and why solving a mystery is just like being a scientist.
Helen’s interactive session will be packed with fascinating facts about real-life dinosaur discoveries, and insights into mystery writing, there will be lots of opportunities for children to ask questions and talk about their ideas.
Posted on 18 February '12 by josephine, under Authors. No Comments.
Come and hear new author and illustrator Rebecca Patterson read her stories for the pre-school children on Sunday 13th May at Linton Village College.
Described as delightful, funny, truthful and reassuring “In at the Deep End” it is a perfect picture book whether or not you are learning to swim or not.
Rebecca will bring along some props and looks forward to hearing stories from all of the children.
Posted on 10 February '12 by josephine, under Authors, Bookfest 12. No Comments.
We are delighted that award winning children’s author, Tommy Donbavand will be coming to our Festival.
Tommy is best known as the author of the Scream Street series but has written plenty of other books as well! Here is a picture of him in grave peril (geddit!)
It’s howls vs growls as Tommy Donbavand splits the audience in two and runs a series of fast-paced, anarchic games based on the spooky relics in his Scream Street series. It’s blood curdling fun for children, at the Linton Village College in May!
Posted on 1 February '12 by josephine, under Authors. No Comments.
Poor Penny really is not very dreadful – it’s just that disaster seems to follow her around!
Take cover as Joanna Nadin leads a fun filled session at our Festival in May and shares tales of mischief-making, mayhem and “BRILLIANT IDEAS™”!
Perfect for 7 year olds +, learn how to choose a trusty scapegoat, a good disguise and more with the hilarious Joanna Nadin.
Posted on 30 January '12 by josephine, under Authors. No Comments.
Nick Arnold’s Horrible Science Best Bits Show will be at the Linton Children’s Book Festival on Saturday 12th May. Nick says “Be brave – be very brave but not too brave – Linton has never been so horrible”!
The show is suitable for family audiences consisting of children aged 6-14 and their parents. Be prepared for fast, funny, furious and noisy!
Afterwards enjoy all the drop in science and gooey hands on experiments we can think up for you to try!
Posted on 20 January '12 by josephine, under Authors. No Comments.