Edinburgh International Book Festival

Well it is that time of year again in Edinburgh where the city comes alive with festival goings on! This year i thought i would share a few of my thoughts on the festivals. Starting with one of my very favorite – The Edinburgh International Book Festival. I have always loved wondering around Charlotte Square in August surrounded by books, people reading them, talking about them, writing them and maybe evening buying one or two and this year is no different. With a whole host of talks and events to see, it is sometimes hard to know where to start – for me it is always the children’s section. As an illustrator i have always loved seeing how other illustrators work and there is no better place than walking into a children’s book shop. So many beautiful illustrations within the pages of books!

This year i went along to see Writer Vivian French and author-illustrator Sue Heap talk about their new new series of six picture books all about the Buttons family. The event was aimed at children and introducing them to books and it was done brilliantly. Vivian was animated and sang songs, told stories and made the books exciting for the children while Sue drew beautiful illustrations, complimenting the tales and introducing the audience to the characters. It was great to see so many little people excited about books and reading. The Edinburgh international Book festival has a fantastic selection of interactive events for children of all ages to really get them involved and excited about books and they do this very well. With just over a week left there is still plenty to go and see so enjoy!

Loads more information about whats going on during the festival can be found on the Clicket website – check it out for honest, fun reviews! x

I also have to comment on the fab deck chairs the book festival has this year! Each with a quote from an author that is appearing at the book festival – so keep your eyes peeled for them too!


One Response to Edinburgh International Book Festival

  1. thanks for post – I don’t pay any attention to the children’s writers because my children are now grown up – i think it’s great they have such an all singing all dancing show, great fun for the kids! 🙂

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