The Children’s Bookshow
22 September – 24 November 2017 | theatres around the UK
The Children’s Bookshow takes the best writers and illustrators from around the world to UK theatres each autumn to share their work with children and bring back the joy to reading.
This year’s programme will host writers and illustrators from Japan, Estonia, Russia, Finland and the UK highlighting the importance of children reading books outside of their language and culture.
The 2017 tour runs from Friday 22nd September when Michael Rosen kicks off with a hilarious gig at the Theatre Royal Newcastle, to Friday 24th November when we’ll end the tour with our partner, the European Commission Representation in the UK, at Europe House with Finnish, Estonian and Russian writers and a homegrown talent, Alexis Deacon, author of Beegu, who will be talking about the Moomins with our Finnish friends.
Full list of participating authors and illustrators 2017: Michael Rosen, Megumi Iwasa & Jun Takabatake, Judith Kerr & John Burningham in conversation with Nicolette Jones, Guo Yue and Clare Farrow, Rachel Rooney, Jo Empson, David Litchfield, Bruce Ingman, Daniel Morden, Jessica Souhami, Horatio Clare & Jane Matthews, Kätlin Vainola & Ulla Saar, Timo Parvela & Virpi Talvitie
Full list of 2017 locations: Bexhill on Sea, Bristol, Hereford, Ilkley, Ipswich, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Lowestoft, Newcastle, Plymouth, Stafford, Wolverhampton.
For further details and to book tickets please go to www.thechildrensbookshow.com