Children's Literary Festival 2020



Bookworms’ Bonanza! the Lavenham Children’s Book Festival is going online. Undaunted by having to cancel this year’s popular Children’s Book Festival due to the Coronavirus, we’ve created a festival website so that children all over the country can join in the fun. Bookworms’ Bonanza will be available anytime, anywhere 24/7 for children aged between four and twelve.


We’re very excited to have Michael Morpurgo reading from his book ‘The Butterfly Lion’ as well as talking to author Claire Mulley about the inspiration for his stories.  Zeb Soanes, the BBC broadcaster, joins with illustrator James Mayhew to update us on the latest adventures of Gaspard the Fox. For dinosaur fans Charlotte Sebag-Montefiore has set quizzes and riddles to test everyone’s  knowledge, and Shoo Rayner shows how to draw a timbered house and the Tudor characters who might live there. Suffolk author Ann-Marie Howell  introduces her story about a Cambridge clockmaker and Rob Starling introduces Fergal the Dragon who is fuming.


In the Activities section there are videos, stories, quizzes and riddles and even a cookery section with revolting recipes to freak out friends and family.

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