Sunday 10 February
For Bookniks, our very own children’s Book Festival, JW3 is turned into a fun-filled dream machine filled with discovery & imagination. Discover fantasy creatures, journeys across oceans, imaginary worlds, what your own stories look like as an illustrated book, how to be a cartoonist and much much more.
We have a day with author talks, workshops, puppetry, interactive storytelling performances from Abigail Schisha, bringing PJ Library stories to life at 2:30pm, 2:50pm and 3:10pm.and a pop-up bookshop from West End Lane Books, all designed to inspire and enthral bookworms from two to teens and everything in between.
Harriet Muncaster and Isadora Moon
Session 1: 2.30-3.15pm (sold out)
Session 2: 3.45pm
For ages 6+
Harriet Muncaster is the author and illustrator of the bestselling Isadora Moon series of young reader books. In this fun-filled event you'll find out all about half-vampire, half-fairy Isadora Moon, learn to draw some of the characters from the books and even discover what magical creature you would be!
Fantastic Realms and How to Find Them
For ages 8+
This exciting discussion focuses on much-loved authors who are building magical worlds. Take a peek inside their fantastical places and get behind the scenes access to their worlds of wonder. You’ll also go home with some tricks of the trade for all you budding young writers.
For ages 8+
Don’t miss Zoom’s hands-on drawing workshop where he will teach you to draw one of his best-known and beloved characters, Skanky Pigeon. Zoom Rockman is the youngest cartoonist ever to have appeared in Private Eye and got his big break at 12, drawing for the Beano.
Yerus goes to Jerusalem
For ages 8+
This delightfully illustrated book is about a little girl Yerus who makes the difficult journey from Ethiopia to Jerusalem to settle in Israel.
Booknik's Illustrated Book of Wonder and Fun
For all ages
Come to this amazing session with a story in mind and have it beautifully illustrated by the Bookniks wizards of drawing & pictures- right there with you by their side.
Signs in the Well
As part of The Israeli Bookshelf, we bring you a wonderful talk from the prize winning author Shoham Smit about her new book - Signs in the Well about Rabbi Akiva. Shoham will bring Akiva's story to life, from his early beginnings as a lowly goat-herder to the learned Rabbi we know today.