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Children's Book Festival 2019

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PG Bell

The author of 'The Train to Impossible Places' will be talking about this and his new book 'The Great Brain Robbery' at 2 lucky Leicestershire schools on 10th October. But even if you don't go to Red Hill Field or Kibworth Primary, you can...




Please place your order by 30th September


(Pupils at the two schools mentioned above can order books  through the school office, to be collected from the author at the events)



'Jemima Small vs The Universe' by Tamsin Winter

'The Cry of the Icemark' by Stuart Hill



Read one (or both!) of the selected books & join us for an after-hours bookclub in the shop.

- Meet the authors!

- Chat with other book-loving friends

- Share your thoughts on the books

Tickets free with purchase of either of the books


Friday 11th October, 6pm | Kibworth Books (Age 12+)


Join us in celebrating ten years of Kibworth Books and all things Children's Books at our inaugural Children's Book Festival 2019.




Calling all budding artists, picture book lovers and transport fans! Join Sarah for an interactive and artistic activity based around 'The Story of the London Underground'.  Hear about life as an illustrator and create your own art, to be included in a window display at Kibworth Books!


Tuesday 15th October, 2pm | Kibworth Library

Suitable for primary school aged children

Tickets: £5 (£6 on door)

including art materials & refreshments

Baby brothers & sisters welcome for free





Join illustrator and author Pippa Curnick for a reading of her latest book, Chatterbox Bear, followed by a fun craft activity


Meet Gary the bear - he just can't stop chatting! A laugh-out-loud-funny story about friendship and understanding.

Wednesday 16th October, 10am | Kibworth Library

All ages welcome.

Tickets: £5 (£6 on the door) Babies <1 Free

Juice & biscuits included to keep rumbling tummies at bay

Buy the book(s)! ...request a signed copy here! PIPPA CURNICK SARAH MCMENEMY






As part of the festival celebrations we're inviting all budding authors and illustrators to submit a short story based on the title "The Little Red Bookshop" and the wonderful illustration of the bookshop by local print artist Sarah Kirby. Share your memories of time spent in the bookshop or let your imagination run wild with a fantastical bookshop-inspired tale!


Our favourite entries will each win a £10 Kibworth Books Book Token and a goody bag stuffed with advance copy books, bookmarks, activity sheets and more.


Entries may be written, illustrated or both.

Length: up to 2 sides of A4, or purchase a 'Little Red Bookshop' card in-store and submit your entry inside.


Age categories:

0-4, 5-8, 9-12, Teen


Deadline for entries: 5pm on Friday 18th October

Story Writing Competition Sarah Kirby Bookshop Print