We were truly honoured to receive The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2021 and we join the whole world in mourning Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Our thoughts and condolences are with the Royal Family and with everyone whose lives she touched during her extraordinary reign. We will continue to be inspired everyday by her lifetime of service.
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The Barnes Children’s Literature Festival is entirely organised by unpaid volunteers and all our programmes are funded by your ticket purchases and donations. We’re so grateful for any gift, big or small, that helps us bring you more of the Barnes you love.
OK so hands up who used to colour in the illustrations in their #MillyMollyMandy books? *Asking for a friend* #JoyceLankesterBrisley #BOTD 1896 Illustration: Milly-Molly-Mandy and little-friend-Susan set out 1928 https://t.co/HtMHZsRkMxRead More
We're remembering #RussellHoban #BOTD which means it must be time to take #BreadandJamforFrances off the bookshelf, the best book about badgers and jam you'll ever read Illustration: Lillian Hoban 1964 https://t.co/lUsxWKKNEaRead More
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'She’s basically the writer I always wanted to be when I grew up.' #PatrickNess Seriously we don't talk enough about what a brilliant writer she was. @CarnegieMedals winner #SiobhanDowd #BOTD 1960 https://t.co/o3rexvSlqBRead More
“I’m delighted to welcome everyone to the very special Barnes Children’s Literature Festival. As the Chancellor of Roehampton I’m proud that the University is in partnership with the Festival and will involve our lecturers and students in the programme. As a writer of children’s books I have very fond memories of taking part in the Festival myself, and know it to be delightful, imaginative, innovative – and beautifully organised.
Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Chancellor, University of Roehampton