Big Names Revealed for Barnes Children’s Literature Festival in May

Does your child revel in reading? Do you think you’ve got the next JK Rowling on your hands? If so, why not take them down to the Barnes Children’s Literature Festival in May?

London’s largest dedicated children’s literature festival will be returning to south west London for the third year, on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May, and tickets are in demand, with some sessions already sold out!

Bigger and better than ever, the programme includes more than sixty events for children of all ages, including author talks, workshops, story time and craft sessions, music, film and much more.

There is an exciting mix of bestselling authors and illustrators, up and coming new writers, and household names. Highlights include the former Children’s Laureates Michael Rosen and Anthony Browne, star author-artist Nick Sharratt and Horrid Henry creator Francesca Simon.

They’ll be joined by a few famous faces including comedians David Baddiel and Adrian Edmondson, popular television presenters Clare Balding and Lucy Worsley, and radio personality Christian O’Connell. Other authors and illustrators on the programme include Ed Vere, MG Leonard, Michelle Robinson, Lisa Stickley, Sophy Henn and Book Trust Illustrator in Residence, Sarah MacIntyre.

Tickets are on sale here, where the full programme can be found.

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