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We headed to Mottisfont, National Trust during the week to follow the Gruffalo and Friends trail. Look who we bumped into having their wedding!

The Gruffalo and Friends: the Art of Axel Scheffler exhibition runs from 15 July – 3 September, 11am – 5pm in the gallery. 29 more words


INTERVIEW: "I felt as if I was walking in to a page of the book!" Illustrator Lydia Monks on What the Ladybird Heard

After touring the world, the stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ best-selling, award-winning picturebook made its West End debut this summer. We talked to Lydia Monks about… 597 more words

Children's Theatre

'Sharing A Shell' by Julia Donaldson

You know you’re in for a treat when a book has a glittery front cover and ‘Sharing A Shell’ by Julia Donaldson doesn’t disappoint. With the lyrical and rhythmic verse we come to expect from her popular picture books, she tells a tale of friendship and collaboration. 191 more words

Picture Book

Librarian's Choice: My favourite books for under 5s

This blog comes from Debbie, a Community Librarian in the east of Leeds.

As anyone with small children will know, the Summer Holidays bring many challenges, including how to keep little ones entertained for the entire 6 weeks…that’s a massive 1008 hours.  983 more words


The Paper Dolls

The real talent of a truly great writer is their ability to reflect the world back to you in a way which makes you view things differently. 479 more words


PREVIEW: A World Inside a Book: Gruffalos, Dragons and Other Creatures, Discover Children's Story Centre

The Discover Children’s Story Centre will present an exhibition looking at some of the characters children meet in some of Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson’s beloved children’s book from the 21st October.  313 more words