Award-winning children’s author, Justin Davies, is back by popular demand this month to read extracts from his novels at our free monthly Book Club to promote the joy of reading and discovering new books, and also give visitors the chance to meet authors in person.
Various authors and illustrators have taken over the reading chair since Justin, who has published three books, launched it last year, including Catherine Rayner, Morag Hood, Lindsay Littleson and Linda Erskine.
Justin, a former teaching assistant and flight attendant, will be hosting his interactive and fun sessions, which were a big hit with shoppers at the first event in October, at 11am and 1pm on Saturday, 17th February at the Book Club, located across from Waterstones where his books can be purchased and personally signed on the day.
In the morning session, suitable for ages 7 and up, he’ll be sharing extracts from his first book Help! I Smell a Monster, which won the Fantastic Book Awards in 2021, and packed full of monsters in all shapes and sizes. Kids will have a chance to help create a new monster character and then decide which one forms part of a new story on the day.
In the afternoon sessions, suitable for ages 9-14, Justin will read from his darkly comic mystery adventure, Haarville, a story filled with secrets, seaweed and scoundrels, as well as a very unusual source of ever-lasting energy. There will also be the opportunity to design the ultimate perpetual energy gadget and get some of Justin’s top story writing tips.