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Children’s author, Maddie Stewart, had the undivided attention of the children in Kells library this morning.  She read some of her own stories, including  Bertie Rooster, to them.  She encouraged their teacher to act out as a naughty child in one of her own poems.  This went down very well with the junior and senior infants class! And the children tapped and stamped their way through another interactive Maddie poem.

Maddie in Kells library

Maddie’s heading to Dunboyne library tomorrow morning and the children of Dunboyne are in for a real treat.

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Children’s author Maddie Stewart is in Meath today and tomorrow to share stories with our younger readers in Kells and Dunboyne.

To celebrate Children’s Book Festival, she will also run creative writing and illustration workshops with older children in the same venues.

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Children's Book Festival 2011 Poster

Children's Book Festival 2011 Poster

The Children’s Book Festival kicks off next month across the library network with 89 events to cater for all interests and age groups. – We’re looking forward to the penalty shoot-outs with soccer fanatic Tom Palmer, and Tarzan will be swinging from the rafters in Solstice promoting the revamped series by Andy Briggs.

We have plenty of home-grown talent too with return appearances from the much-loved Judi Curtin, Sarah Webb and Oisin McGann.

New to the festival programme are first-time children’s authors Nicola Pierce, Chris Judge and Debbie Thomas.

For the comic books fans we have some interesting comic book workshops running in a number of our libraries.

Finally we have storytellers, drama workshops, poetry writing and Canadian dance and music to wrap it all up. Enjoy!

All events are FREE.

Bookings via your local library.

Bookings are for schools only.

Children’s Book Festival Events in Meath Libraries 2011

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