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Creativity, Inspiration and a charming new French teacher

Cressida's Creativity Summer Camp

Cressida Cowell, Children's Laureate, has put something particularly special together for us all next week with a Summer Camp (digital) running from 6-10 July. 

The full programme is available here and it's a really wonderfully curated virtual summer camp to inspire families to embrace books, reading and creativity at home over the summer holidays.


There is an all-star line up joining Cressida with leading authors and illustrators – including David Almond, Chris Riddell, Marta Altés, Rob Biddulph, Sarah McIntyre, Nadia Shireen, Joseph Coelho, Laura Dockrill, Theresa Lola, Joshua Seigal, Eoin Colfer, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Sharna Jackson, Zanib Mian, Onjali Raúf as well as International Children’s Laureates Jason Reynolds, Eloise Williams, Áine Ní Ghlinn, Ursula Dubosarsky, Manon Sikkel – to encourage young creatives with writing workshops, drawing masterclasses and lots more.

Storystock Friday Fun

These Friday sessions from Storystock have been a delight throughout lockdown and each week a new and exciting voice or vision in Children's Books is streamed to our zoom living rooms to draw with, listen to or be inspired by.

This week is the turn of illustrator and author Emma Lazell who will be reading from her delightful new book That Dog! Published this August by Pavilion Books.

Emma will read her book and get everyone busy with a fully interactive drawalong. Sharpen those pencils and bring paper and look forward to seeing everyone there for some fun and games. Perfect for ages 3-8 and their families.

To purchase a copy of Emma’s book we must all go to to support the brilliant independent bookshops in the UK or if you feel like a browse hit the 'find your local bookshop' link here. 

Sign up via the Riverside Studios website here, scroll down for the Storystock Storytime slot and you reserved your place for Friday. It promises to be lots of fun.

Learn French with Jim Field

Monsieur Roscoe on Holiday is a brand new picture book written and illustrated by Jim Field published by Hachette.

It's a brand new venture for him to both write and illustrate and we love it! Jim is best known for his bringing Oi Frog! to life through his illustrations. There are strong Richard Scarry vibes in this latest offering, and is a truly fun way to get kids excited about how words sound in another language. Monsieur Roscoe is the perfect teacher.

We caught up with Jim remotely in Paris, read our interview with him here.