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Term 3 School Holidays, 2017

Up-coming Events for Children at The Children?s Bookshop, Beecroft

In the Term 3 2017 school holidays, we are pleased to announce a range of events including visiting authors and artists, reading and writing workshops. 

Workshop 1: Wacky Writing Workshop A Creative Workshop for Keen Young Writers aged 6-8 With Tim Harris

When? Friday  September 29th, 9-12pm  For Children Ages 6-8

Cost? $50 per student. All materials provided. Book early!


Have fun brainstorming wacky and outrageous ideas in this hands-on workshop. Enjoy discovering the power of words to create memorable stories.

Tim Harris is one of the most exciting new children?s authors in Australia. His first series of books, Exploding Endings, has primary-aged readers both captivated and laughing out loud. He is now up to the fourth book in the series, Exploding Endings: Screenshots & Laughing Gas. Harnessing his wacky sense of humour, the series contains short stories with BIG twists. Exploding Endings: Painted Dogs & Doom Cakes was shortlisted for a 2017 REAL Award. His second series, Mr Bambuckle?s Remarkables, contains his trademark quirkiness, mixed with a touch of poignancy.

Workshop 2: A Drawing Workshop with Jules Faber

When? Wednesday October 4th ,  9-12-30, For Kids Aged 8-12

Cost? $50. All materials provided. Book early!


Welcome to a workshop for young illustrators in which the group will create characters and learn cartooning skills with the illustrator of the Weirdo series and many other books!

Jules Faber has been drawing since he was a giant baby. Having worn many hats in his eclectic career, Jules finds himself at present deeply ensconced in the children's book and publishing industry producing illustrations for kids and grown-ups alike.

With over twenty books currently in print and books he has illustrated selling over a million copies and counting, Jules has also won Book of the Year in 2014 for WeirDo, and was nominated again in 2017. Jules has been holding workshops for over 20 years, and has also worked in animation on a show for Disney, as an editorial cartoonist, as a 'live' caricaturist, and as a TAFE teacher specialising in 'Comic Book Illustration' and 'Storyboarding and Scriptwriting'.


Workshop 3: A is for Australian Animals

When? Tuesday October 3rd, 9-11am for Children  aged 4-6

Cost? $30 per student. All materials provided.

Join our favourite workshop leader Jocelyn Shute for an exciting workshop based around the new picturebook

A is for Australian Animals.

Kids will share stories and create art and craft based on Australian animals from the beautiful picturebook by Frane Lessac.

Workshop 4: A Massive Morning of Writing with Matt Cosgrove

When? Friday October 6th 9-12-30pm for Children aged 8-12 

Cost? $50 per student

Join the Epic Fail Tales author and illustrator for a massive morning of wicked writing tips and deadly drawing hacks!

Matt Cosgrove, lover of words, pictures and books in general, is the author and illustrator of the exciting new series Epic Fail Tales. These totally disgusting, yet completely awesome, retellings of classic fairy tales with a twist include Snow Man and the Seven Ninjas, Attack of the Giant Robot Zombie Mermaid and, coming soon, Little Stunt Riding Hood. Guaranteed no sloppy kissing, no handsome princes and no happily ever after! This year Matt was the official ambassador for Scholastic National Family Reading Month as well as the winner of the inaugural NSW Premier?s Reading Challenge BookFest Illustrator Battle.