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Three To See 2017: Three Book Festival sessions for kids

By | Published on Saturday 5 August 2017

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the Festival with her Three To See tips. This time three Book Festival events for kids.

Busting Book Myths with Vivian French | Edinburgh International Book Festival | 13 Aug
“Expect stories, fun and plenty of participation as leading children’s author Vivian French leads you on a cover to cover journey through her hilarious, myth-busting picture book about books and reading, ‘The Covers Of My Book Are Too Far Apart!’” I think this might possibly be the perfect Book Fest activity for those children who are struggling with reading, or just don’t like to read, and might just have the power to help them approach it anew.

Good vs Evil – The Great Debate | Edinburgh International Book Festival | 24 Aug
One for your older children, this, aged from ten to fourteen, and tackling the rather interesting subject of the neverending battle between good and evil. Expect lively debate from authors Dave Rudden, Maz Evans, Shane Hegarty and Rupert Wallis, and enjoy their insights into the world of the fantasy genre.

Elizabeth Laird and Gill Lewis – Migration Stories | Edinburgh International Book Festival | 26 Aug (pictured) 
Another one for the 10-14 age group, focusing on the currently very pertinent topic of migration, and featuring two award winning writers who will discuss themes they address in their own work: Elizabeth Laird’s ‘Welcome to Nowhere’ sees central character Omar forced to flee his home in Syria because of the civil war, while in Gill Lewis’ ‘A Story Like the Wind’, refugees crowded onto a boat in the middle of the sea share their stories with each other.