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12 January: Llandudno, take pART 10
10am – Sarah McIntyre presents DINOSAUR FIREFIGHTERS! Booking details here

NEE-NAR, NEE-NAR! Action stations! It’s all in a day’s work for a dippy Diplodocus who joins the Dinoville firefighters – with comic results!
Join writer-illustrator legend Sarah McIntyre for an interactive storytime with the Dinoville firefighters as they slide down poles, race to the rescue and untangle a clumsy T-Rex.
Learn how to draw your own Diplodocus! Fun for the whole family. (ages 4+)

1:30pm – Reeve & McIntyre present PUGS OF THE FROZEN NORTH! Booking details here

Join writer/illustrator double-act Reeve & McIntyre on a magical journey to the Frozen North, in the company of brave sled-racers, noodle-eating yetis, and 66 pugs. Learn how to draw your own pug, and join in with your ideas to create a wild wacky-races course to the North Pole!

3pm – Philip Reeve presents MORTAL ENGINES & RAILHEAD, Booking details here

Philip Reeve creates wild and wonderful fantasy worlds – from the city-eat-city world of Mortal Engines, which has recently been brought to the screen by Peter Jackson, to the far-flung future worlds of Railhead, which are linked by interstellar trains.

Philip will be talking about how he comes up with the ideas behind his books, and answering questions from the audience.

8 January (Tues): Bermondsey, London: Picture book making workshop for ages 7-11, 4pm-5:30, Blue Anchor Library

6 February (Wed): Bishop’s Storford College Festival of Liteature, Ferguson Lecture Theatre, 6-7pm,
Tickets: Adults £7.50; 7-18s £5 – booking details here

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to create your own picture books? Join award-winning writer-illustrator Sarah McIntyre to learn how she got into the business, find out about her love of drawing, and discover fascinating tips of the trade. Bring your questions, and find out about her #PicturesMeanBusiness campaign and how you can help make illustration a better career choice for up-and-coming artists.

7 February (Thurs): Bishop’s Stortford, Reeve & McIntyre school events

20 February (Wed): London, Bog Eyed Book Festival, 11am-3pm: Save the date! And check back for details

7 March: World Book Day picture book events, organised by Pea Green Boat Books (please contact Richard with any World Book Day week requests): richard AT
World Book Day- Forest School, Walthamstow

9 March (Sat): Chagford, Devon, Chagworld Children’s Festival, details coming soon

2 May (Thurs): Publication of my new picture book with Scholastic UK – stay tuned!

Sept: Publication of the second Reeve & McIntyre Roly-Poly Flying Pony book (the sequel to The Legend of Kevin)!

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