Children's Events at EIBF 2010

Saturday 14th

11.30am
Carol Ann Duffy
Stories and poems with the Poet Laureate, and music from John Sampson.
5pm
Catherine Forde
A workshop exploring the differences between writing teen fiction and writing teen drama.

Sunday 15th

10am
Katie Morag with Mairi Hedderwick
Mairi Hedderwick brings Katie Morag's magical Hebridean life to Edinburgh.

Monday 16th

2.30pm
Thrillers with Nicola Morgan
Hear all about the background to Nicola Morgan's recent thrillers for teenagers.
3pm
Crazy Science with Gill Arbuthnott
Local author Gill Arbuthnott gets up to some scary science with this fun and interactive event.
4.30pm
Tohby Riddle & Keith Gray
The Australian writer Tohby Riddle is joined by our own Keith Gray as they discuss teenager writing and the classic road trip in fiction.

Tuesday 17th

10am
Cathy Cassidy
Cathy Cassidy presents the all-new Cherry Crush, the first in a new series about five sisters.
1.30pm
John Fardell
Help John Fardell come up with some wacky inventions and crazy machines.

Wednesday 18th

1pm
Debi Gliori
A show of live drawing and family fun based on Debi Gliori's latest picture book Stormy Weather.

Thursday 19th

10am
Scots Rhymes
Craigmillar Books for Babies returns with their ever-popular singalong event chock full of Scots rhymes.
11am
Scots Rhymes
Craigmillar Books for Babies returns with their ever-popular singalong event chock full of Scots rhymes.

Friday 20th

4.30pm
Joan Lingard
One of the grande dames of children's literature, Joan Lingard launches The Chancery Lane Conspiracy at EIBF this year.

Saturday 21st

4.30pm
The Allure of History with Theresa Breslin
The Carnegie Medal winning author Theresa Breslin shares her enthusiasm for historic intrigue, travel and romance with her new novel Prisoner of the Inquisition.

Friday 27th

5.30pm
Exploring Neverland
Rediscover J M Barrie's fantastical world in this interactive workshop with artist Rachel Hazell.

Saturday 28th

10am
Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
This energetic double act has put togehter an extravagent party of toe-tapping songs, play-along stories and ever-changing drawings.
12noon
Alexander McCall Smith & James Robertson
Go back in time to detective Mma Ramotswe's young years with Precious and the Puggies, translated into Scots by James Robertson.
4.30pm
Tiara Club with Vivian French & Sarah Gibb
These two talented tellers of princess tales get together for a very special event.

Sunday 29th

10am
Julia Donaldson
Join all-time favourite Julia Donaldson for a hairy mammoth tale with a cheeky little baby - and a sabre-toothed tiger, a leaping hare, a laughing hyena and more.

Monday 30th

12.30pm
Peter Pan
Marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of J M Barrie and sharing some classic stories of Neverland.