Ryedale Book Festival

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Celebrate World Book Day in Pickering

Young children in Ryedale are invited to celebrate World Book Day at Pickering library with a special afternoon of story-telling activities with children’s author Sarah Coyle, who will be introducing her fantastic picture book “The Biggest Story” and leading an interactive story-time session.

Sarah’s book is an inclusive story featuring animals, dinosaurs and a little boy called Errol who wants someone to tell him a story, but his Mum is too busy doing grown-up stuff. Undeterred Errol gathers a host of different animal friends who inspire him to tell his own…. very… BIG… story!

During their visit children also be welcomed to the library by its friendly and enthusiastic volunteers who can’t wait to introduce them to their children’s section and invite them to participate in a simple craft activity.

We recommend visitors attend the full 90- minute session so the children can make the most of all the activities we have planned, but if that is not practically possible we are happy for people to drop-in for as long as they wish.

The Biggest Story is perfect for reluctant readers; it builds children’s confidence to tell their own stories and celebrates the joy of shared story-telling. The end papers also contain a toolkit for teachers and parents about how to encourage children to have fun with their own stories and it supports the National Literacy Trust’s Parents as Partners Campaign.

Copies of the book will be available to borrow from the library to buy at £6.99 (cash only). You can also pre-order the book here at a special discount price of £6 (see below).

[Teachers please note this event is not designed for children in Key Stage One. Other activities will be taking place later in the year for older year groups in Ryedale.

A limited number of tickets for this event will be available on the door.

This event was created by Ryedale Book Festival with the support of NYCC Stronger Communities, NYCC Libraries and Books Up North.






March 5, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
£ From:
Free – £6


Ryedale Book Festival


Pickering Library
The Ropery
Pickering, YO18 8DY United Kingdom
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