Events for Children and Young People

HAYDAYS brings audiences together with authors, poets, illustrators and performers in a varied range of events for children and young adults, to engage and inspire reading for pleasure and understanding other people's lives and experiences. Find all your favourite authors plus some new discoveries below.

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Events taking place online 24 May - 6 June

Liz Pichon

Ten Tremendous Tales

Virtual venue: Llwyfan Cymru Digidol – Wales Digital Stage
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Join the brilliant author/illustrator of the Tom Gates series as she introduces her latest book with live drawing and plenty of jokes and tricks along the way. Pichon's books have been translated into 41 languages worldwide.

7+
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Event HD27

Events taking place online 24 May - 6 June

Michael Morpurgo

The Puffin Keeper

Virtual venue: Baillie Gifford Digital Stage
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Joining from the island of Bryher in the Scillies, the setting for many of his books, the author talks to Julia Eccleshare about his new book, published to celebrate 80 years of Puffin Books and inspired by his father-in-law, Allen Lane, founder of Penguin. This is a magical story about how one stormy night changed a whole life. Julia Eccleshare is Children's Director at Hay Festival.

8+, Family
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