Jewish Book Week and JW3 bring you Bookniks, our very own children's book festival. Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of stories, craft, puppetry and some of the most exciting children's writers around. Each session costs £4 per adult or child, unless otherwise stated. Children must be accompanied by an adult for all sessions.
Stories in the Lobby with Richard Neville 1.45-2.15pm, 2.45-3.15pm, 3.45-4.15pm All Ages FREE
Crafternoon: Bookniks 2-5pm Ages 2+ years FREE
Soft Play 2-5pm 0-2 years FREE
Create Your Own Illustrated Story with Alexis Deacoon and Viviane Schwarz 2-5pm Ages 5+ years FREE
Dr Emily's Weird and Wonderful Science Facts with Dr Emily Grossman 2-2.45pm Ages 8+ years
Aliens Love Underpants with author Claire Freedman 2.15-3pm Ages 3-5 years
Puppet tales: Joseph Had an Overcoat by Tiger Boat Theatre 3.15-4pm and 4.30-5.15pm Ages 2-5 years
My Gym Teacher is an Alien Overlord with author David Solomons 3.15-4pm Ages 7+ years
Meet the Author: Shoshana Boyd Gelfand 3.30pm-4pm Ages 9+ years with PJ Library UK
You're a Bad Man Mr Gum! with author Andy Stanton 4.30-5.30pm Ages 6+ years
The Lost Book: Developing the love of reading with Dr Kalanit Ben-Uri 4.30-5.15pm Ages 4-8 years
West End Lane Books is delighted to be supporting Bookniks and will be running the on-site festival bookshop, where authors will sign their books.
Sponsored by a Cheerful Grandma
Claire Freedman is the award-winning author of several picture books including Aliens Love Underpants and A Squabble and a Squawk.
Dr. Emily Grossman is an expert in molecular biology and genetics. She trained and worked as an actress and singer, and now combines her skills as a science broadcaster, educator and writer. DK books have just published Emily’s first fun science book findout Science! for 7-9 year olds.
David Solomons has been writing screenplays for many years. His first feature film was an adaptation of Five Children and It, starring Kenneth Branagh and Eddie Izzard. My Brother is a Superhero was his first novel for children. He was born in Glasgow and now lives in Dorset with his wife, the novelist Natasha Solomons, and their son, Luke.
You’re a Bad Man, Mr Gum! is the first hilarious book in the internationally best-selling series by Andy Stanton, winning the Blue Peter Book Award (twice) and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Join Andy to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Mr Gum’s first publication.