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Barnes Pet Parade

LET THE WILD RUMPUS START!

Here in Barnes we love kids’ books but you know what else we love? Our pets! 

Yep this half term we’re bringing all your fave authors and illustrators, their fur buddies, free to your living room for the biggest kids’ books – and pets! – party on the planet! And it’s 100% free!

This Saturday 20 February we’ve got cool cats, hot doggos, funky chickens, and geckos galore plus a few surprises, kicking off with all your pals from picture books at 10.00am followed by Part Two at 12.00pm (noon).

Then we’ve got loads of furry fun for the junior readers and middle grade gang in Part Three at 2.00pm and Part Four at 4.00pm.

Those who voted last week for their most pawsome pet for ‘Best in Show’ could win a box of books for their school!

See you there, the Barnes Children’s Literature Festival XO

PS. Don’t worry if you can’t make it. We’ll be putting our epic Pet Parade on our YouTube channel afterwards so you can watch it any time that suits you, as many times as you like!

PET PARADE PART ONE

Available from 10am 20 February

FEATURING: Smriti Halls, Steven Lenton, Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet, Nick Sharratt, Polly Dunbar, Emily Gravett, Axel Scheffler, Ed Vere

PET PARADE PART TWO

Available from 12 noon 20 February

FEATURING: Kristina Stephenson, Karl Newson, Jeanne Willis, Lydia Monks, Michelle Robinson, David Litchfield, Emma Chichester Clark, Petr Horacek

PET PARADE PART THREE

Available from 2pm 20 February

FEATURING: Mr Dilly, Ross Montgomery, Jasbinder Bilan, Joshua Seigal, Emma Carroll, SF Said, Natasha Farrant, Tom Palmer, Kieran Larwood, Sarah McIntyre & Philip Reeve

PET PARADE PART FOUR

Available from 4pm 20 February

FEATURING: MG Leonard, Francesca Simon, Adam Stower, Hilary McKay, Sibeal Pounder, Piers Torday, Lindsay Galvin, Konnie Huq, Laura James, David Almond

Browse Books From All Our Authors At Home

It’s free to watch the Festival At Home but if you are able please consider making a donation so that we can continue to bring you the Barnes you love. Whatever you can give will make a big difference. 

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