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Posted by Nosy Crow, February 27, 2017

Nosy Crow at the Wray Castle Festival and Knole Children’s Book Festival

The programme for the 2017 Wray Castle Children’s Book Festival, held in early March, has been released and we’re very pleased to say that, in a programme of FANTASTIC events, Nosy Crow authors and illustrators are out in force!

What’s more, at the end of March, the Nosy Crows will also descend on the first ever Knole Children’s Book Festival, so get set for another helping of EXCITING events that showcase a whole load of FABULOUS stories.


On Saturday 4th March at 10am, Axel Scheffler, Gruffalo illustrator and creator of Pip and Posy teams up with Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning Philip Ardagh for some frankly improbably but side-splitting adventures with the Grunt family! They wash with cheese, eat roadkill and argue with one another all the time but they are strangely lovable, all the same. One thing’s for sure—there’s NEVER a quiet moment with the Grunts around! Tickets are £5 and you can book online here – if you’re new to the weird and wonderful Grunts, here’s a look inside their first book:

On Saturday 4th March at 12.30pm Philip Ardagh launches his latest book: The Secret Diary of John Drawbridge, a Medieval Knight in Training for the National Trust. Listen to Philip read extracts from his latest book and be the first to get your hands on signed copy of this exciting, historical and action-packed mystery—full of historical facts and trivia. This is a FREE event and open to all visitors to Wray Castle on the Saturday. Take a peek inside The Secret Diary of John Drawbridge, a Medieval Knight in Training:

On Saturday 4th March at 1.30pm join Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler as he introduces the latest adventures of his delightful characters, Pip and Posy. Good friends (most of the time!) this charming pair, Pip and Posy, always have fun and will delight toddlers and parents alike. There’ll be live drawing and storytelling, and maybe even a surprise guest… or two! Tickets are £5, so grab yours quick before they’re gone – and then channel some summery vibes with a quick look inside Pip and Posy’s latest adventure:

On Saturday 4th March at 1.30pm join Andy Seed and his squirrel sidekick Ned the Nature Nut for an hour of jokes, quips, puns and funny facts about nature based on Andy’s new book for the National Trust, a nutty, nature joke book full of green-fingered giggles and wildlife witticisms, as well as incredible facts about nature. Tickets are £5 and you can book yours online here. Look inside Ned and Nature Nut’s Nutty Nature Facts and Jokes:

On Sunday 5th March at 10am  Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam creators Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton will lead a show-stopping event to celebrate the launch of their new book. As always, with Shifty McGifty and Slipper Sam, adventure — and crime! — is never far behind, particularly when there’s a diamond-thieving penguin on the loose! Tickets are £5 and you can book yours online here. Take a look inside their latest adventure, published this March:


On Saturday 25th March at 10.30am award winning author Tracey Corderoy will entertain with the most recent – and delicious – smash-hit, Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Up, Up and Away, as well as her other brilliant books. Tickets are £5 and you can book online here. While you’re at it, take a look inside her latest picture book, illustrated by Steven Lenton:

Last but not least, on Sunday 26th March at 10am you can catch Philip Ardagh talking all about his latest hysterically historical book for The National Trust, The Secret Diary of John Drawbridge, a Medieval Knight in Training. Tickets are £5 and you can grab yours here.

If these events have piqued your curiosity, take a look through the full programmes for the Wray Castle Festival and Knole Children’s Book Festival. This March is certainly shaping up to be a wonderfully book-filled month – we hope to see you there!

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