Turning Pages Together: A Celebration of Children’s Literature

worldbookdayTurning Pages Together: A Celebration of Children’s Literature
Thursday 11th June, 4-6pm
Calderstones Mansion House, Liverpool L18 3JB

Join Nicolette Jones, Children’s Books Editor for The Sunday Times, award-winning author Frank Cottrell Boyce and The Reader Organisation as we take a fascinating journey through the world of Children’s Literature at this special event at Calderstones Mansion House.

Nicolette Jones has been the Children’s Books Editor at The Sunday Times for over two decades, and in 2012 was shortlisted for the Eleanor Farjeon Award for distinguished service to the world of children’s books. Last year she created The Sunday Times 100 Modern Children’s Classics, a definitive list of contemporary stories for children of all ages, and she’ll be discussing the choices on the list with Frank, showcasing some of the greatest modern literature you may have heard of – and some that might be new, too.

Author and screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce is known for his children’s books, including Cosmic, the 2004 Carnegie Medal winner Millions and The Unforgotten Coat, winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize 2012 and German Children’s Literature Award 2013, that was also written especially for The Reader Organisation.

With input and insight from two experts in the field, there’s bound to be lots of inspiration in store.

Attendees will also get the chance to hear an exclusive talk from staff at The Reader Organisation on the Storybarn, Liverpool’s first interactive story centre for children and families, which will be opening later this year. This will be followed by drinks, nibbles and time for discussing and sharing thoughts on Children’s Literature with other attendees and speakers from the event.

Places at the event are free but limited, and prior registration is required. Sign up for your place at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/turning-pages-together-a-celebration-of-childrens-literature-tickets-16787884013