Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival returns

Cardiff Children's Literature Festival is returning after a two-year break, with a range of presentations from some of the UK's best-loved children's authors.

The Beast and the Bethanyauthor Jack Meggitt-Phillips; award-winning illustrator and creator of theMini Rabbitseries, John Bond, Iszi Lawrence's tales of eighteenth-century pirates, and a celebration of 30 years ofHorrible Histories, will all feature at the festival.

Cabinet Member for Culture, Parks and Events, Cllr Jennifer Burke, said: "Cardiff Children's Literature Festival has been helping inspire a love of reading in local children for years now and it's fantastic to have it back. There are some great authors lined up for this year, ready to create a whole new generation of lifelong readers."

Other events currently confirmed for the festival include:

  • Go Bookwandering with Anna James, as the author of the Pages & Co series talks about her love of books and the places around the world that have shaped her stories, including the latest Pages & Co adventure,The Treehouse Library.
  • Meet the very WORST Vikings in the village! Prepare yourself for anarchy, mischief and total chaos as Francesca Simon and Steve May introduce the third instalment in theirTwo Terrible Vikingsseries.
  • Join illustrator Huw Aaron as he shares tips and tricks on creating your own magical worlds, weird monsters and legendary adventures as we ask ‘Ble mae Boc?'
  • When Blanksy the cat discovers a talent for painting murals he uses it to draw bigger and bigger crowds to help his friend Pete the busker become rich. But will money really make Pete happy?' Find out with author Gavin Puckett andBlanksy the Street Cat.
  • Discover some mind-blowing animal facts and see how you measure up against some of the world's most amazing creatures and dinosaurs on this journey through author and illustrator Sophy Henn'sLifesizeseries.

The full line up for the festival, which will be held at Cardiff City Hall and in the Undercroft at Cardiff Castle on Saturday April 22ndand Sunday April 23rd, will be revealed when tickets go on sale.

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