Rob Biddulph at Trotters, Kensington
Oct
25
10:30 AM10:30

Rob Biddulph at Trotters, Kensington

  • Trotters High Street Kensington (map)
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Do not miss on this Ultimate October Half Term Party with Your Kids…

This half term party at Trotters will be filled with delicious treats, competitions, games, special discounts and much more…

The fantastic team at Purple Dragon will be providing entertainment and activities throughout the day. One of Trotters’ favourite author/illustrator, Rob Biddulph will be joining us at 10.30am for a special intimate reading of his new book from the Dinosaur Juniors series, Happy Hatchday as well as teaching you how to draw one of the characters.

Goody bags will be provided for the first 100 customers. Food & drink will be provided by PIP Organic and BEAR Nibbles.

Admission: FREE

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Rob Biddulph and Sophy Henn at Battersea Power Station
Oct
24
2:00 PM14:00

Rob Biddulph and Sophy Henn at Battersea Power Station

This interactive drawing session, brought to you by StoryStock, combines the talents of two of the best children's illustrator/authors working today.

The talent that created Blown Away, Pom Pom, Odd Dog Out, Edie, Kevin, Where Bear?, Dinosaur Juniors, Pass It On, GRRRRR! and Bad Nana are drawing onstage together for the first time. They will be talking a bit about their books and inspiration and then will draw together a brand new story with your help. Be a part of it!

Running Time: 45 Mins
Age Guidance: 3-8 Years

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Dinosaur Juniors at the Henley Literary Festival
Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

Dinosaur Juniors at the Henley Literary Festival

  • Festival Hub, Market Place, RG9 2AH (map)
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Join festival programme cover designer and award winning author-illustrator Rob to hear about his brand new series, Dinosaur Juniors. Meet Greg(osaurus) and the gang on their very first day in the world – they’re fresh out of the egg and ready to hatch some plans. Discover how Rob creates his books and characters then join in with a dinosaur activity – you’re sure to have a cracking good time!

45 minutes

Age 5+

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Dinosaur Juniors at the Bath Children's Literary Festival
Sep
29
1:00 PM13:00

Dinosaur Juniors at the Bath Children's Literary Festival

Join the amazingly talented Rob Biddulph – illustrator of the Flat Stanley books – as he introduces his new picture book characters from Dinosaur Juniors. Meet Otto, Winnie and Greg(osaurus) and their other fantastic friends. Discover how Rob creates his books like Blown Away and Sunk! Come and join in!

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Dinosaur Juniors at Seven Stories
Aug
18
11:00 AM11:00

Dinosaur Juniors at Seven Stories

Join bestselling and award-winning author-illustrator Rob Biddulph as he introduces his new characters - the Dinosaur Juniors! Meet Otto, Winnie and Greg(osaurus) and their other friends. Discover how Rob creates his books and characters and everyone can join in with a dinosaur activity

Supported by HarperCollins Children's Books.

60 minute storytelling suitable for children aged 5+ and their families.  £3 per person (all tickets, including children and adults).  No general admission is required.

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Dinosaur Juniors at the Hay Festival
May
27
10:00 AM10:00

Dinosaur Juniors at the Hay Festival

HAPPY HATCHDAY!

Sunday 27 May 2018, 10am
Venue: Good Energy Stage

Join the award-winning, bestselling author and illustrator for a dinosaur event with a difference. Hear Rob talk about how he became a children’s author and illustrator, listen to him read from his latest book, Dinosaur Juniors: Happy Hatchday, and take part in creating some dinosaurs of your own.

3+

Price: £6.00

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Dinosaur Juniors at Barnes Children's Literature Festival
May
13
12:00 PM12:00

Dinosaur Juniors at Barnes Children's Literature Festival

Join bestselling and award-winning author-illustrator Rob Biddulph as he introduces his new characters – the Dinosaur Juniors! Meet Otto, Winnie and Greg(osaurus) and their other friends and everyone can join in with a dinosaur activity.

Rob Biddulph is a bestselling picture book author and illustrator. His debut title, Blown Away, won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. As well as his own titles, Rob also works with successful authors including Jeff Brown (the Flat Stanley series), Piers Torday and Christian O’ Connell. Rob knew he wanted to be an artist from an early age and was inspired by the books of Richard Scarry, Judith Kerr and Shirley Hughes. He began his career as the art director for magazines including Just Seventeen, NME and the Observer Magazine. It was while buying and reading picture books to his young daughter, Kitty, that Rob decided to have a go at creating stories of his own. He now has three daughters, who still provide plenty of inspiration for his creative works. They live with him and his wife in London, and Rob is still hoping that, one day, one of them will go to an Arsenal match with him.

Suitable for ages 5+
Tickets £5 per person

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Dinosaur Juniors at the Cambridge Literary Festival
Apr
15
11:15 AM11:15

Dinosaur Juniors at the Cambridge Literary Festival

Happy Hatchday!

Meet Otto, Winnie, Greg(osaurus) and all the other Dinosaur Juniors as they voyage through life’s ups and downs. Bursting with colour, rhythm and rhymes, Dinosaur Juniors is the first book in a brand new series by Waterstones Children’s Book Prize winner Rob Biddulph. Join him for stories and drawing. A cracking time is guaranteed for all.

Running time:
60 minutes

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Dinosaur Juniors at the Eden Project
Apr
12
11:00 AM11:00

Dinosaur Juniors at the Eden Project

Join award-winning author and illustrator Rob Biddulph for a roarsome Dinosaur Juniors event in the Mediterranean Biome at the world famous Eden Project in Cornwall. Hear Rob talk about how he became a children’s author and illustrator, listen to him read from his latest book ‘Dinosaur Juniors: Happy Hatchday’ and take part in creating some dinosaurs of your own! 

After the event you will have the chance to purchase a copy of Dinosaur Juniors: Happy Hatchday and get it signed by Rob.

Event times: 11am and 2pm

FREE WITH ADMISSION TO THE EDEN PROJECT.

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Dinosaur Juniors in Sidmouth
Apr
6
2:00 PM14:00

Dinosaur Juniors in Sidmouth

Join award-winning author and illustrator Rob Biddulph for a roarsome Dinosaur Juniors event. Hear Rob talk about how he became a children’s author and illustrator, listen to him read from his latest book ‘Dinosaur Juniors: Happy Hatchday’ and take part in creating some dinosaurs of your own! After the event you will have the chance to purchase a copy of Dinosaur Juniors: Happy Hatchday and get it signed by Rob. For ages 3+.

Audience: Child

Cost: Free

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Lyme Regis Children’s Week
Apr
6
10:30 AM10:30

Lyme Regis Children’s Week

The Dinosaur Juniors are heading for the Jurassic Coast! Join award-winning author and illustrator Rob Biddulph for a roarsome event based on his brand new book.

Hear Rob talk about how he became a children’s author and illustrator, listen to him read from his latest book Dinosaur Juniors: Happy Hatchday and take part in creating some dinosaurs of your own! 

Once upon a time Rob Biddulph was the art director of the Observer Magazine and a winner of the coveted PPA Designer of the Year Award. But, by night, he made up silly stories for his three daughters and drew pictures to go with them. Now, making up those silly stories and the pictures that go with them is how Rob makes a living and he and his daughters couldn’t be happier about it. He lives and works in London.

£4
Ages 4 +
Cafe opens 10 A.M., event 10:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.

Tickets:
Online: click on link below
In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres
Over the phone: 01297 442138
Booking Fee may apply

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Dinosaur Juniors at The Alligator's Mouth
Apr
5
11:00 AM11:00

Dinosaur Juniors at The Alligator's Mouth

We have a cracking post-Easter event planned with author/illustrator Rob Biddulph (Blown Away, Odd Dog Out) involving eggs AND dinosaurs! Rob will be reading from his new picturebook, Dinosaur Juniors: happy hatchday, in which we meet Gregosaurus and a whole cast of tiny dinosaurs. There will also be drawing activities and goody bags.

£5 (redeemable against Rob's books)
RSVP in the shop or over the phone
0208 948 6775

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Rob Biddulph at Waterstones Liverpool
Mar
1
4:30 PM16:30

Rob Biddulph at Waterstones Liverpool

YAY! We are DELIGHTED to announce that we will have hugely popular children's author & illustrator Rob Biddulph (creator of Blown Away and GRRRRR!) here with us to read his beautiful new picture book "Kevin" and to treat us to an interactive drawing session too. Tickets are free but places are limited - please get yours soon to avoid disappointment. 

The glorious new picture book from the bestselling, award-winning author of Blown Away and GRRRRR!, all about one boy, one Kevin, and one very special friendship...

Uh-oh - Sid Gibbons is in trouble again! Time to think fast...

When Sid makes yet another mess, and his mum is at the end of her patience, Sid does what every quick-thinking kid would do - he blames it on his big, furry, vanilla-and-pink friend Kevin!

And while it seemed like a good idea at the time, Sid gets an unexpected surprise when he finds out that Kevin and his world might not be so imaginary after all - and while his friend might be make-believe, his feelings are very real.

A beautifully illustrated rhyming tale of friendship, kindness and stepping up, from a rare picture book talent.

The perfect story for any child, from age three and up.

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Rob Biddulph at Waterstones Manchester Deansgate
Feb
28
4:30 PM16:30

Rob Biddulph at Waterstones Manchester Deansgate

Come and join bestselling author/illustrator Rob Biddulph for a special doodle and story session based around his book, Kevin. As part of our World Book Day celebrations, Rob will be joining us for a very special late-afternoon event for children aged 3 - 7!

This is a free event, and tickets are free of charge - please book your ticket to avoid disappointment!

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Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Waterstones Piccadilly Christmas Customer Evening

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This Thursday (7th) I'll be joining lots of my fellow authors and illustrators for a festive evening of book-signing, carols, mulled wine and mince pies at Waterstones annual Christmas extravaganza. This will be my third time at the event and it's always such a lovely evening - a great way to start your Christmas shopping AND it's totally free! 

Here's the full line-up:

Signing books on the First Floor are:

Maggie O'Farrell signing copies of I Am, I Am, I Am
Lionel Shriver signing copies of The Standing Chandelier
Alan Hollinghurst signing copies of The Sparsholt Affair
Giovanna Fletcher signing copies of Some Kind of Wonderful
Ben Okri signing copies of The Magic Lamp
Alan Lee signing copies of Beren and Luthien
Anna Jones signing copies of The Modern Cook's Year
Martin Morales signing copies of Andina
Hugh Johnson signing copies of Pocket Wine Book 2018

 Signing books on the Second Floor are:

Michael Rosen and Tony Ross signing copies of Bah! Humbug
Matt Edmondson and Garry Parsons signing copies of The Greatest Magician In The World
Alex T Smith signing copies of Santa Claude
Chris Riddell and Anthony McGowan signing copies of I Killed Father Christmas
Steve Antony signing copies of The Queen's Present
Jim Kay signing copies of Harry Potter: The Illustrated Editions
Julian Harrison signing copies of The History of Magic
Benji Davies signing copies of The Grotlyn
Rob Biddulph signing copies of Kevin
Liz Pichon signing copies of Tom Gates: Epic Adventure (Kind Of)

 Signing books on the Third Floor are:

Stephen Fry signing copies of Mythos
Adam Kay singing copies of This Is Going To Hurt
Jim Al-Khalili signing copies of What's Next?
Chris and Xand van Tulleken signing copies of Secrets of the Human Body
The Viz Team signing copies of The Viz Annual
Dan Jones signing copies of The Templars
Bobby Seagull signing copies of The Monkman and Seagull Quiz Book
James Honeybourne and Mark Brownlow signing copies of Blue Planet II
Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris signing copies of Ladybird for Grown-Ups
Charles Spencer signing copies of To Catch A King

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Henley Literary Festival 2017
Oct
6
12:30 PM12:30

Henley Literary Festival 2017

Join the award-winning author and illustrator Rob with his new book, Sunk! Our favourite Penguin is back and on a brand-new journey, sailing the seven seas with pirates, treasure and friendship. There will be live drawing and a chance for you to get creative as you learn to draw some of your favourite characters from this unexpected adventure.
Duration 45 mins | Age 3+

Tickets £6

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Children's Books Ireland International Conference
Sep
23
11:30 AM11:30

Children's Books Ireland International Conference

  • Lighthouse cinema, smithfield (map)
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Rob Biddulph Goes Adventuring with Chris Judge

In Rob Biddulph's award-winning picture book Blown Away, a penguin goes on an adventure. Similarly, Chris Judge's Beast overcomes his lonliness to undertake a quest and find companions. Join these two picture book creators to talk about adventure and the sense of home in children's books.

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Culture Night at Hodges Figgis
Sep
22
5:00 PM17:00

Culture Night at Hodges Figgis

Lucy Cousins and Rob Biddulph will be decorating our Window on Culture Night and you can help them by providing the most out of the world suggestions to illustrate! From 5pm until 7.30pm. We are also delighted to have Performance Poet and Author Joseph Coelho in our Store entertaining everyone at 6.30pm.

This Event is in association with Children's Books Ireland and there will be a CBI Book Doctor on call for all of your emergency literary needs! So make sure Hodges Figgis Bookshop is part of your Culture Night Trail on Friday 22nd September!

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"Are You Sitting Comfortably?" with Rob Biddulph at the Edinburgh Book Festival
Aug
13
10:00 AM10:00

"Are You Sitting Comfortably?" with Rob Biddulph at the Edinburgh Book Festival

ALL AGES

FREE ADMISSION (Book in advance)

Start your day with a magical trip into the world of words with one of our Festival authors. Stories, poems, songs or rhymes may feature in this free event suitable for children of all ages. Appearing today: Rob Biddulph.

Tickets go on sale at 8:30am on Tuesday 20 June.

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Kevin Public Launch Event
Aug
8
2:00 PM14:00

Kevin Public Launch Event

HarperCollins and I are pleased to tell you about the public launch event for my brand new book 'Kevin'. It's from 2pm next Tuesday (8 August) at the fabulous Discover Children's Story Centre in Stratford, London E15. And you're all invited! 

Join me as I read the story, tell you about it's origins and show you how to draw Kevin himself. There'll also be activities and stickers and stuff. Entrance is included in your day ticket (there's so much fun stuff to do there - if you haven't taken the kids before you really should make a day of it) but pre-booking is essential. 

Hope to see you there...

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Rob Biddulph at Shakespeare's Globe
Jul
28
1:30 PM13:30

Rob Biddulph at Shakespeare's Globe

Telling Tales is The Globe's Family Literary Festival, celebrating the fun of storytelling. 

Join us for a weekend long festival celebrating the joy of storytelling. From tales told by candle light in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse to talks with leading children’s authors and practical workshops, there is something for everyone!

Rob Biddulph is an award-winning author and illustrator, who lives and works in London. His first book was the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize-winning Blown Away, starring Penguin Blue. Come and hear about his latest book Sunk! full of pirate penguin adventures, and learn how to draw Fred the Bear from GRRRRR.

Friday 28 July 2017, 1.30pm

Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe

Tickets: £8

Running Time: 1 hour

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Foyles Storybox 2107
Jul
23
2:00 PM14:00

Foyles Storybox 2107

Join Rob Biddulph, the bestselling and award-winning author/illustrator for a fun story and draw-along session as he brings his stories to life. 

Listen as Rob talks about creating picture books, his best-loved characters and his latest picture book Sunk! 

Rob’s first picture book, Blown Away won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. His second, GRRRRR! was nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway medal and his third, Odd Dog Out, won the BSC Festival of Literature Picture Book Award. 

The event is suitable for children aged 4+.

THIS EVENT IS FREE but you will need to reserve tickets.

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Aylesbury Whizzfizzing Festival
Jul
1
2:15 PM14:15

Aylesbury Whizzfizzing Festival

  • Market Square Aylesbury, England, HP20 United Kingdom (map)
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Penguin Blue and his friends from Blown Away are back in a new adventure, and this time they're pirates. While sailing the seven seas in search of treasure, Captain Blue and his friends are unexpectedly sunk. But with a shipwreck to explore and a mysterious stranger on a desert island to meet, they might still find some treasure after all. 

Join the award-winning author of Blown Away and Odd Dog Out in a brand new adventure and learn how to draw his most endearing characters.

Aimed at children aged 3 to 6

Part of the Aylesbury Whizzfizzing Festival - inspired by Roald Dahl, a day long celebration of children's literature. For more information about the festival visit www.whizzfizzfest.org

Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

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Odd Dog Out at The Alligator's Mouth
Jun
30
4:00 PM16:00

Odd Dog Out at The Alligator's Mouth

As part of Independent Booksellers Week, author/illustrator Rob Biddulph will be giving a storytime and activity session around his award-winning Odd Dog Out, a wonderful picture book about daring to be different. Rob's books, including Blown Away and Grrrrr!, are firm favourites here and we have helped organise one of his visits to a local school. We're pleased to welcome him to the shop and sure this will be a very fun event.

Ideal 3+ yrs, £5 per child (redeemable against Rob Biddulph books)
RSVP and pre-pay in the shop or over the phone

More details here

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