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Posted by Tom, April 11, 2016

Nosy Crow at the 2016 Hay Festival

The programme for the 2016 Hay Festival has been announced, and we’re very pleased to say that there are some FANTASTIC events lined up featuring Nosy Crow authors!

On Saturday 28 May at 4pm, Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam creators Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton will lead a show-stopping event to celebrate the launch of their new picture book, Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Diamond Chase. Tickets are £5 and you can book online here – and if you’re new to the fantastic adventures of Shifty and Sam, here’s a look inside their first book:

On Sunday May 29 at 10am, Cowgirl author G.R. Gemin will be sharing his new book, Sweet Pizza – the story of Joe’s struggle to save the family-run café in Bryn Mawr that was started before the war by his Italian great-great grandfather. He vows to keep it open, and find out more about his past at the same time, as well as trying to bring a diverse town together through good food and fine times. Tickets are £5 and you can book online here.

On Sunday May 29 at 4pm, Pugly Bakes a Cake author Pamela Butchart will be sharing the stage with Laura James, author of Captain Pug, to discuss all things pugs! Tickets are £5 and you can book online here.

And Pamela will be back on Monday May 30 at 10am with To Wee Or Not To Wee – hilarious, action-packed retellings of Macbeth, Hamlet, A Midsummer’s Night Dream and Romeo and Juliet from a Blue Peter Book Award-winning author-illustrator team. Tickets are £5 and you can book online here – and here’s a look inside the book:

On Monday May 30 at 2.30pm, there’ll be an extra-special event for our first book with The British Museum, Secret Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Discover the Sunken Cities. Step back in time and explore the amazing lost cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus with the help of an expert, a British Museum curator of The Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds exhibition. Enjoy seeing incredible underwater photographs from the site and discover how these fantastic cities were rediscovered. Tickets are £6 and you can book here.

On Thursday June 2 at 2.30pm, The Many Worlds of Albie Bright author Christopher Edge will be taking part in a fantastic event with Time Travelling with a Hamster author Ross Welford – together they will explore the wonder of science as a way to explain some of the mysteries of the world. Tickets are £6 and you can book here  – and here’s a look inside The Many Worlds of Albie Bright:

On Thursday June 2 at 4pm, Rose Campion and the Stolen Secret author Lyn Gardner will share the stage with Katherine Woodfine, author of The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow, and Frances Hardinge, author of the Costa Book of the Year The Lie Tree, for an event that’s bound to be perfect for fans of mystery. Tickets are £7 and you can book here – and here’s a look inside Rose Campion and the Stolen Secret:

And finally, on Friday 3 June at 1pm, Waterstones Children’s Book Prize winner David Solomons will discuss My Brother is a Superhero – the HILARIOUS and exciting story of Luke, a comic-mad 11-year old who has only five days to rescue his brother and save the world after a dramatic alien visit and a case of mistaken identity… Tickets are £6 and you can book here – and here’s a look inside the book:

You can find the full programme of children’s events at Hay here – we hope to see you there!

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