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5 Feb - 1 March 2010

 

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Family Day Sessions

Time

Kids Tent
Come and listen to your favourite authors talk about their new books.

 

Kids Courtyard Stage
Authors answer questions and sign books after their events, so ask questions you've wanted to know the answers to!

Octagon Theatre


FREE

FREE

 

 

 

 

 

Morning
9.30–11.15

9.30–10.15

Syren with Angie Sage

Set in a brilliantly imagined kingdom, Angie Sage's Septimus Heap series sparkles with fantastic characters, nail-biting plotlines and mysterious secrets. Hear Angie discuss the inspiration behind her magykal world.

AGES: 8+

9.30–10.15

The Billionaire's Curse with Richard Newsome

Richard's 'ripping debut' is a true publishing
sensation, filled with kids getting up to mischief, tackling puzzles and solving crimes. Come see what all the fuss is about!

AGES: 9+

10.30–11.15

Spend the Morning with Andy Griffiths

Andy Griffiths is one of Australia's funniest writers for children. Join Andy for a morning that will have you rolling in the aisles as he talks about some of his latest books.

ALL AGES

10.30–11.15

Vultures Gate with Kirsty Murray

Vulture's Gate is an adventure set in futuristic Sydney that grapples with biotechnology and genetic science, as well as timeless questions about courage and survival.

AGES: 11+

 

 

 

 

 

 

Midday 11.30–1.15

11.30–12.15

H.I.V.E. with Mark Walden

Mark Walden's H.I.V.E. series is super slick, allaction and very funny. Think James Bond meets Artemis Fowl with a dastardly twist: even the goodies are baddies.

AGES: 8+

11.30–12.15

The 10PM Question with Kate De Goldi

Award-winning New Zealand author Kate De Goldi has written a warm and intelligent novel that defies age categorisation. Fall in love with Frankie Parsons, a 12-year-old with the world on his shoulders.

AGES: 11+

12.30–1.30

Grace with Morris Gleitzman

One of our favourite children’s authors, Morris Gleitzman, has written almost 30 books for young people. His latest novel Grace is another great story with action, gentle humour and real heart.

AGES: 11+

12.30–1.15

Chaos Walking with Patrick Ness

Patrick Ness' Chaos Walking trilogy is set in a world where the thoughts of men and animals, but not of women, are audible. Find out why he won the 2008 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and 2009 Costa Children's Book Award.

AGES: 11+

12.30–1.15

Edsel Grizzler with James Roy

Award-winning author James Roy talks about his new series, set in a parallel dimension where there is no bed time, skateboarding is allowed and best of all there are no parents!

AGES: 8+



 

 

 

 

 

Afternoon
1.30–4.15

1.30–2.15

Third Transmision with Jack Heath

Six of Hearts is sealed inside a torpedo, blasting his way at 300 kilometres an hour towards a warship on a deadly mission. Don't miss bestselling author Jack Heath talking about his electrifying new novel.

AGES: 9+

1.30–2.15

Pearl Verses the World with Sally Murphy

Pearl is a little girl whose poems don't rhyme and who doesn't fit in as easily as everyone else. Join Sally as she shares Pearl's touching story and gives a sneak peek of new book Toppling.

AGES: 7+

2.00–3.00

Spend the afternoon with Andy Griffiths

Andy Griffiths is author of smash hits The Day My Bum Went Psycho and What Bumosaur is That? as well as the hilarious JUST! and Schooling Around series. Join him for an afternoon that will have you rolling in the aisles with laughter.

ALL AGES

2.30–3.15

Aussie Legends with Tom Baddeley & Tracey Gibbs

Discover famous and infamous Aussies in rollicking rhyme with Tom Baddeley and Tracey Gibbs. From rabblerousers to sports stars, this is history minus the boring bits!

AGES: 8+

2.30–3.15

Lighthouse Girl with Dianne Wolfer

Through diary entries, newspaper clippings, photographs and illustrations, Dianne Wolfer brings to life the true story of Faye Howe, a young girl living in a lighthouse with her father and uncle as WWII breaks out.

AGES: 8+

 

3.30–4.15

An Afternoon with Morris Gleitzman

Morris Gleitzman has published books including Misery Guts, Bumface, Give Peas a Chance and Grace in over 20 countries. Join Morris as he reads and talks about some of his recent books.

AGES: 8+

3.30–4.15

So You Want to Be a Writer ...

But where on earth do you start? Richard Newsome and Julia Lawrinson tell you about the exciting life of a writer and answer your questions. They also share the stories behind their new books.

AGES: 8+

3.30–4.30

Lord Sunday with Garth Nix

This is the book Garth Nix fans have been waiting for ... Lord Sunday is the stunning conclusion to the blockbuster Keys to the Kingdom series. Hear Garth talk about the complete series.

AGES: 12+