Durham Book Festival for Schools

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The very first event at this year’s Durham Book Festival is our school’s day on Tuesday, 6 October, where schools from across the North East will be coming to Durham Johnston Comprehensive School to hear from award-winning children’s authors.

Unfortunately Kate Saunders is no longer able to attend the festival, but in her place we are delighted to present the illustrious Linda Newbery, whose books about the First World War include The Shell House, Tilly’s Promise, and Some Other War. Linda has been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal for several books, and in 2006 won the Costa Children’s Book Award. We are thrilled to be able to welcome her to Durham Book Festival.

Linda will be joined on the day by picture book authors Pip Jones (Squishy McFluff) and Simon Bartram (Man on the Moon). Tickets for Durham Book Festival for Schools cost just £3.50 per child, with accompanying teachers attending free of charge. If you’d like to book, please follow this link.