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Come along to the launch event of Northamptonshire Children's Book Group on Saturday March 30th. This family festival celebrates  and promotes the pleasure of books and reading.

Taking place in the historic location of Delapre Abbey and featuring award winning authors, the Kids Book Fest has something for all ages!

A storytime workshop for little book fans, looking at and enjoying all the picture books shortlisted for the national Children’s Book Award and then voting live for their favourite.
Dave Barrow - Award winning picture book author/illustrator from Kettering, Northamptonshire will demonstrate his talent for creating characters and stories to get little ones hooked on books

Chris Priestley - Award-winning and critically-acclaimed author of Tales of Terror series for Bloomsbury Publishing will reveal his talent for writing and illustrating the deliciously spooky Maudlin Tales
series - just perfect for junior school readers.

Lauren James - Carnegie-nominated young adult author of The Loneliest Girl in the Universe, and The Next Together series and her brand new title The Quiet at the End of the World

Celia Rees - Internationally acclaimed author of seventeen books for young adults, including the award-winning Witch Child and her new book Glass Town Wars!

The event runs from 10.30am-5pm with a range of individual ticketed sessions throughout the day listed below. You can purchase books in our bookshop, and also vote in the FCBG annual Children’s Book Award!

For full programme information please visit our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/983695158491047/

Please note that filming and phootgraphy will be taking place during the event. If you do not wish to be in photos please inform a member of the group on the day.

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Delapre Abbey
London Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN4 8AW

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