David Baddiel launches Cardiff Children's Literature Festival 2019; Thursday 13th December

The seventh Cardiff Children's Literature festival getsoff to mischievous start this December as David Baddiel comes to Cardiff.

Comedian and author David Baddiel has written five wildly entertaining books for young readers that have sold over 1 million copies.

David will be at City Hall on Thursday 13th December to talk about his latest laugh out-loud, wish fulfilment adventure story, Head Kid. Bracket Wood is about to be visited by the school inspectors. But there's one big problem: Ryan Ward, the naughtiest boy in school. What would happen if the strictest head teacher swapped bodies with the naughtiest kid in school? Strictest head x naughtiest boy = chaos.

The event marks the launch of the 2019 Cardiff Children's Literature Festival, a programme spread over two weeks from 30th March - 7th April. It celebrates the very best in contemporary children's books, with events in both English and Welsh for all ages.

Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, Cllr Peter Bradbury said: "2019 marks the seventh annual Cardiff Children's Literature Festival, an event which ensures to captivate young readers and provides an exciting programme of events during an impressive two week festival.

"The festival has grown each year and continues to inspire and engage children of all ages, promoting the love of books and reading. It also attracts a wealth of popular and accomplished authors and illustrators and I am thrilled to welcome David Baddiel to Cardiff. I do however, ask him to leave his three lions at the bridge."

Tickets for the launch cost £5 and are now on sale from People are encouraged to book tickets as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Fuel your little book worm's imagination and love of reading this Christmas by buying tickets for next year's Cardiff Children's Literature Festival. Children and youngsters can see their favourite authors and illustrators as they make their words and pictures come to life.

Held in iconic venues across the city centre, with amazing tales and performances featuring a cast of wonderful characters they're ideal stocking filler's for all those who love children's books. Tickets for Cardiff Children's Literature Festival 2019 will be on sale from 13th December 2018. 

For more information about Cardiff Children's Literature Festival go to