Calling all dreamers! Join in and celebrate Puffin’s 80th birthday and the power of your imagination at the Puffin Festival of Big Dreams from 8-14 June. Join authors, illustrators and real Puffins for writing masterclasses, draw-alongs and creative challenges. Puffin presenter Radzi will also be taking you on a journey through Puffin’s magical 80 year history and there’ll be oodles of ideas to keep children dreaming after screen-time.
ILLUSTRATOR IN RESIDENCE Nick Sharratt will be drawing your dreams all week and creating a collage of children’s dreams to celebrate the power of imagination even in the most challenging times. Nick has illustrated hundreds of books, including the You Choose series, Shark in the Park and Jacqueline Wilson’s stories.
Jacqueline Wilson (Tracy Beaker) * Nick Sharratt (Shark In the Park) * Robin Stevens (Murder Most Unladylike) * Nathan Bryon & Dapo Adeola (Look Up!) * Carrie Hope Fletcher (Into the Spotlight) * Sam Copeland (Charlie Changes into a Chicken) * Nadia Shireen (Bumblebear) * Stuart Heritage and Nicola Slater (Jonathan the Magic Pony) * Jamie Littler (Frostheart) * Rashmi Sirdeshpande (How to be Extraordinary) * Yassmin Abdel-Magied (You Must Be Layla) * Meet the Coquet Island Puffins with the RSPB * Hosted by Radzi Chinyanganya *
For children aged 7 and up – and anyone who’s ever imagined their pet rabbit talking, a local river turning to chocolate or borrowers under the kitchen table.