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Book Feast - Children's Book Festival

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The Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop

1 Jervois Road

Ponsonby

Auckland, Auckland 1011

New Zealand

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Celebrate NZ Bookshop Day with Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop and Leys Intstitute Library at Book Feast Children's Book Festival

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Free Children's Book Festival

The day will be packed with bookish activities - story readings, crafts and a special book character hunt. Our presenters will be some of New Zealand's best children's book authors and illustrators including:

  • Stacy Gregg - author of the beloved Pony Club series and now two picture books about Mini Whinny
  • Sally Sutton - author of fabulous picture books about big machines (Demolition/Construction/Roadworks) and the gorgeouse Mini Wings series
  • Heather Haylock - author of the Award winning Granny McFlitter the Champion Knitter .
  • Toby Morris - author and illustrator of picture books and the recently released graphic book about the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Giselle Clarkson -illustrator of many books including the awesome Gobbledegook anthology by Joy Cowley. Famous for her illustration of 'Biscuits and Slices of New Zealand'

Book Character Hunt

Come along to the registration desk on the day and collect your Book Character Hunt card. Explore the library and bookshop and see if you can spot the characters on the card. If you find all the characters you'll receive a $5 book voucher from us and go in the draw to win a pile of books from the authors at Book Feast.

Spot Prizes for Dressed Up kids.

Love dressing up? Got a costume on hand from your school book character parade? Wear it to Book Feast and join in the bookish fun! There will be random spot prizes - but only for people who come dressed up as a book character!

Events will be at the Dorothy Butler Bookshop at 1 Jervois Road and the Leys Institute Library on St Mary's Road. (60 metres down the road)

Register now to receive updates on the programme and to be in the draw to win a book prize pack featuring books from festival guests.

Many thanks to Waitemata Local Board for their support of this event.

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The Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop

1 Jervois Road

Ponsonby

Auckland, Auckland 1011

New Zealand

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