Magical walled garden hosts Hoo’s third Kids Book Fest

Hoos’s Kids Book Fest just gets better and better.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 8th March 2014, 10:00 am
Children's author Jim Smith who will be appearing at Hoo's Kids Book fest
Children's author Jim Smith who will be appearing at Hoo's Kids Book fest

Now in its third year, the popular event has secured yet another impressive line-up for its celebration of literature on Sunday, May 11.

Some of the biggest names in children’s books will be appearing within the magical setting of Luton Hoo Walled Garden. They include acclaimed writer for young adults Robert Muchamore – author of the best-selling Cherub series – and Sophie McKenzie, winner of both the prestigious Red House Book Award and Richard and Judy’s Best Kids Books.

Younger readers will enjoy seeing Jim Smith who penned the rib-tickling Barry Loser and won the 2013 Roald Dahl Funny Prize, as well as World Book Day illustrator Alex T Smith.

The joy of the festival is that organisers cram a feast of family fun into one day when storytelling is brought to life with all manner of interesting characters and activities.

Whether you’re into slapstick humour, crime solving or live drawing, it will all be available on the day.

> For full programme details log on to the newly-launched website www.hoosbookfest.com