Wee Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival for Children and Young People, the only dedicated children and families book festival in Scotland, is back for a second year. The dedicated Families Day is on 7 March and will be another extravaganza! The Mitchell Library in Glasgow will play host to a wealth of amazing children’s authors, illustrators and storytellers who will inspire creativity, imagination and nurture a love of reading in our children and young people.
Other family events will include the amazing ‘Wimpy Kid’ show, ‘The Dinosaur That Pooped a…’ Show, created from the bestselling The Dinosaur That Pooped picture book series, as well as a chance to meet Katie Morag’s creator, Mari Hedderwick. Dad’s Rock will have the Library rocking with rhymes and stories, and a hilarious puppet show ‘I Hate Books’ will entertain everyone with some of the best known characters from fairytales appearing in the show. Glasgow 1, 2, 3, event will help children learn to count using the city’s best known features and landmarks.
There will also be a great range of free events including; Bounce & Rhyme, Gaelic Bookbug and Gaelic Storytime and jump aboard the Play, Talk, Read bus Benji; get creative at the drop in illustration and craft activities and get physical in Wee Play!
Children across the city will also get the chance to participate in events in our fantastic education programme which will be delivered from 2nd – 6th March. Our Early Years budding readers are invited to sessions with award-winning author/illustrator Debi Gliori, and can get counting at our interactive ‘Count Me In 1, 2, 3’ sessions – supported by our partner Clydesdale Bank, and have great fun bringing stories alive through play, during the ‘Once Upon A Time’ sessions.
Big anniversaries are being celebrated. Aye write, the parent book festival is 10, and families with children of all ages will help to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of ‘Alice in Wonderland’, 20 years of the delightful ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ and 30 years of ‘The Giraffe, Pelly and Me’ as well as snuggling up together to celebrate 100 years of Ladybird!
Throughout Wee Write! Waterstone’s will provide an on-site book shop for the Festival so there’s a great opportunity for families to buy books and have them signed by the author on the day!
For information and for the Families Programme tickets, visit www.weewrite.co.uk
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