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Children's Book Fair

Children's Book Fair

Artwork by Chie Miyazaki (c) Hato

Children's Book Fair

Children's Book Fair

Artwork by Chie Miyazaki (c) Hato

SLG Children's Book Fair

FRI 27 NOV, 3-9PM & SAT 28 NOV 2015, 11AM-6PM, FREE, CLORE STUDIO

Overview

 

The first South London Gallery Children’s Book Fair takes place on Fri 27 Nov and Sat 28 Nov in the gallery’s Clore Studio, and is FREE and open to all.

The fair showcases the diversity of children’s publishers and gives the opportunity for visitors to discover inspiring new reads, buy a gift, or take part in book signings, readings and other special events.

Download the full programme of events for Sat 28 Nov here.

FREE CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES

11.30am-12.30pm
Drop-in workshop with illustrator and designer Maggie Li. 
4+ years

12.45-1.15pm
Drop-in illustration workshop with Bridget Marzo.
5+ years

1.30-3pm
Animal Paper Puppets drop-in workshop.
4+ years 

2.30-3pm
Book reading of The Journey Home with award winning author and illustrator Frann Preston-Gannon. 
2+ years 

3.30-5pm
Masks, Superheroes and Supervillains drop-in workshop.
6+ years 

FREE EVENTS FOR ALL AGES

1.30-2pm
Artist talk with RCA graduate Daniel Frost about his latest children’s book, Gordon Branches Out, published by Hato Press, accompanied by Books Editor Angela Francis.    

4-4.30pm
Artist talk with editor at Flying Eye Books Harriet Birkinshaw, about creating stories that inspire both children and adults.

 

Exhibitors include:

Boxer Books
Boxer Books is a small independent children’s publisher, committed to the art of storytelling. It is known throughout the world for its unique approach to board books, picture books and young fiction. In 2015, it celebrated its 10th birthday.   

Children’s Book Illustration MA at Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin University 
The MA Children's Book Illustration course at Cambridge School of Art (in Anglia Ruskin University) was designed and set up in 2001. It was the first course of its kind in the world and has grown considerably in size and reputation over the last fourteen years. Students come from all over the world and the course's graduates have dominated children's publishing awards and shortlists in recent years, including The Macmillan Prize, the Bologna Ragazzi Awards, Waterstones Prize, The Greenaway Medal and the Bologna International Illustration Award.  

Flying Eye Books 
Flying Eye Books (FEB, for short) is the children’s imprint of award-winning visual publishing house Nobrow. Established in early 2013, FEB sought to retain the same attention to detail in design and excellence in illustrated content as its parent publisher, but with a focus on the craft of children’s storytelling and non-fiction. At the core of what FEB does is a simple pledge: whatever the project, whatever the medium, genre, or format, Flying Eye Books will take your children’s eyes on a journey of wonder! 

Gecko Press 
Gecko Press publishes internationally-renowned children's books with heart. They choose books strong in story, illustration and design, with a strong 'heart factor'. The aim of Gecko Press is to encourage children to love to read.

Hato Press 
All Hato publications fall in line with the values that are at the heart of what they do; inspiring and educating through play. Whether it’s experimenting with illustrators to create a showcase of their work, creating cookbooks with a twist, or developing children’s stories that fuel creativity, Hato Books aims to challenge and inspire with every publication. 

Laurence King
Laurence King Publishing is recognised as one of the world's leading publishers of books on the creative arts. This year, they are launching their first ever Children’s list and their books represent not only their uncompromising belief that children deserve leading design, production and content, but also that they have a huge amount to teach grown-ups about making beautiful things. 

Okido  
OKIDO is the arts and science magazine for children aged 3-8 and their families, designed to engage young children in scientific discovery in the most fun and creative way. OKIDO is the creative publication behind the recent CBeebies' hit show 'Messy goes to Okido' and will be participating in the South London Gallery Children’s Book Fair with special offers, magazines, subscriptions, fun and games.  

Pushkin Press
Pushkin Press was founded in 1997, and publishes novels, essays, memoirs, children’s books—everything from timeless classics to the urgent and contemporary. Their books represent exciting, high-quality writing from around the world: they publish some of the twentieth century’s most widely acclaimed, brilliant authors such as Stefan Zweig, Marcel Aymé, Antal Szerb, Paul Morand and Yasushi Inoue, as well as compelling and award-winning contemporary writers, including Andrés Neuman, Edith Pearlman and Ryu Murakami. Pushkin Press publishes the world’s best stories, to be read and read again. 

Soberscove Press
Soberscove Press seeks to make available art-related materials that fill a gap in the literature or are difficult to access. They also work with artists on the production of books that resonate with their growing list.  

Tate Publishing
Tate Publishing is one of the world’s leading publishers on the visual arts. Their innovative range of books for children will surprise and delight you with the best in contemporary design and illustration.

Thames & Hudson  
Thames & Hudson is an international publisher of illustrated books on the fine arts and visual culture as well as children’s books. Founded in 1949, Thames & Hudson has always prided itself on the very high standards of the books it produces, both in content and quality of production, attracting authors, artists, designers and illustrators who are distinguished in their own fields.

'This publisher knows how to create incredibly original stories that are fun and happy with crisp, simple yet lively illustrations …' – Smart Books for Smart Kids

Tiny Owl 
Tiny Owl is an independent publishing company, committed to produce quality books for children. Their goal is to introduce the cream of the crop of global children’s literature, contemporary and old, to the English speaking audience.




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