The line-up for the 2014 Edinburgh International Book Festival has been announced, and forget about George R. R. Martin or Haruki Murakami – just look at how many Nosy Crow authors and illustrators will be holding events!
On Saturday, 9 August at 10.00am, you can join Barry Hutchison – a good friend of Vulgar the Viking author Odin Redbeard – to hear about his latest adventure, Vulgar the Viking and the Rock Cake Raiders. You might also get to take part in Blubber’s Got Talent, so hone your juggling, balloon modelling and keepy-uppy skills. Here’s a look inside The Rock Cake Raiders:
On Sunday, 10 August at 3.00pm, you can join Shifty McGifty and Slipper Sam author Tracey Corderoy to hear about the adventures of the two hapless robber dogs – and then join in with making a very jolly bouncy spider to take away. Here’s a look inside the book:
On Monday, 11 August at 10.30am, The Grunts creators Philip Ardagh and Axel Scheffler will be introducing the latest instalment in the superlatively silly series, in a fantastic and funny storytelling and live-drawing session. And here’s a look inside The Grunts all at Sea, the second book in the series:
Also on Monday, 11 August, at 2.00pm, will be Tracey Corderoy and Joe Berger – creators of the Hubble Bubble picture book and young fiction series – perfect for little people who like a sprinkling of magic on their stories. Here’s a look inside Spells a Popping, Granny’s Shopping!, the third Hubble Bubble picture book:
Axel will be re-appearing on Monday, 11 August at 3.00pm for a special Pip and Posy event – join Axel for stories, drawing and the opportunity to meet Pip and Posy themselves! Here’s a look inside Pip and Posy: The Big Balloon – out now in paperback:
On Thursday, 14 August at 5.00pm, My Brilliant Life and Other Disasters author Catherine Wilkins will be joining fellow author Karen McCombie on stage to discuss families, friendship, and fallings-out in their very funny fiction. Here’s a look inside the book:
On Friday, 15 August at 10.00am you can meet Dinosaur Rescue creator Penny Dale for an event that’s simply perfect for young dinosaur enthusiasts – expect lots of roaring! Here’s a look inside the book:
And finally, on Saturday, 16 August at 3.00pm, Pamela Butchart will be discussing her laugh-out-loud fiction debut, Baby Aliens Got My Teacher!, and its hilarious sequel, The Spy Who Loved School Dinners – brilliant stories for 7-9 year olds that perfectly capture the craziness of a primary school where almost anything is possible. Here’s a look inside Baby Aliens Got My Teacher:
Tickets for every event will go on sale on Tuesday, 24 June from the Edinburgh Book Festival website – we hope you can make it!