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

Nadia Shireen

Slug in Love

Virtual venue: Baillie Gifford Digital Stage
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Even slugs need a hug sometimes. Join the illustrator for live drawing and storytelling based on this big, bold picture book written by Rachel Bright, delivering a warm, witty message.

3+ years
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Events taking place online 24 May - 6 June

Jeff Kinney

Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories

Virtual venue: Llwyfan Cymru Digidol – Wales Digital Stage
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Scare yourself silly with the author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Grab a torch, crawl under the covers and dive into a twisted world of the imagination. You'll meet zombies, vampires and ghosts in these comically terrifying tales.

7+ years
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Events taking place online 24 May - 6 June

Sarah Crossan and the winner Alice Oseman

The Bookseller YA Book Prize

Virtual venue: Baillie Gifford Digital Stage
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The former Irish Children’s Laureate appears in conversation with Alice Oseman, the newly crowned winner of the YA Book Prize 2021, discussing her winning title Loveless.

11+
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