Having a buzz in Bath

2014-03-15 12.19.11We are very lucky in this part of the country to have so many fabulous authors and illustrators living and working nearby.  Last Saturday I was in Bath Central Library with my Youth Libraries Group hat on helping with an Unconference based around children and reading.  It was a great opportunity to catch up with friends, meet new ones and hopefully learn about how the children’s book world is moving on at the moment.  We had several great bloggers (all of whom I am eager to learn from!)  as well as the fabulous Gill McLay who co-founded the Bath Kids Lit Festival.   There were so many lovely authors  who each did a five minute introduction to their work, in the morning and then in the afternoon we had workshops around subjects such as reading groups, blogging and getting published.  I know it was a great opportunity for people to build their knowledge of the people we depend on to make our jobs so worthwhile.


Pictured above is new author Huw Powell

From left to right the authors are:  Shoo Raynor,  Elen Caldecott and Julia Green

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Bear and hare

Bear and Hare by Emily Gravett

Macmillan, 9780230745391

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A lovely new book by this favourite author.Bear and hare go fishing and bear catches a wide variety of objects, much to the consternation and                       discomfort of hare.

Finally they are successful, but not in a way you would imagine.

This is full of humour and colour and a great book aimed at Emily’s younger readers.  I look forward to reading this to younger members of the family.