* Breakfast sessions


Rise and shine … and meet some good eggs!

Come along for a catch up with Barry Cunningham as he introduces some of Chicken House’s brightest stars of 2012.  Authors are Cathryn Constable, Dave Massey and William Osborne.  Sponsored by Chicken House.


H L Dennis : Lighting the Future: Reading as Code Breaking

Author and teacher H. L. Dennis talks about her debut book, Secret Breakers: The Power of Three, and discusses how she uses code-cracking in the classroom to enthuse children about reading and story-telling. A Teacher’s Resource guide to Secret Breakers: The Power of Three (which includes appropriate curriculum links) will be given at the end of the session.  Sponsored by Hodder Children's Books.


Light up the Day with Katherine Roberts

Light up the Day – with Katherine Roberts, Branford Boase winner as she talks about Sword of Light, her first book in her new Pendragon Legacy quartet with Templar including a special Arthurian goodie bag for delegates.  Sponsored by Templar.



Wake Up Smiling

Join Ros Asquith and Jeanne Willis, two comic geniuses, for breakfast and some very funny insights into their books, their writing, and the publishing world! (Unmissable!)  Sponsored by Piccadilly Press.


Catherine Fisher – Travelling in Time

Travelling in Time : Catherine Fisher introduces her new fantasy novel ‘The Obsidian Mirror’.  Sponsored by Hodder Children's Books.


Alec Williams - Inspiring Readers

Toast Sunday's arrival with ideas to egg your students on and preserve their reading buzz! Entertaining tips from a serial book enthusiast and storyteller - plus how to use your library management system to give the whole process a caffeine hit! Sponsored by Softlink.