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One for the Kids

One for the Kids

Today, we’re moving to the heart of Exeter. The Devon and Exeter Institution on Cathedral Green is the location for an event aimed at children from 4 to 7 years old (and their adults*), on the morning of Saturday 16th October. Join award winning children’s writer, Wendy Meddour and the Bookworms team for library themed activities in our magical book-lined outer library. (*We ask that parent / carers remain on site during this event, please.)

  • Find out what makes you special with Howard the Average Gecko
  • Understand why being kind to others is so important with Lubna and Pebble
  • And learn to love the little things with Tisha and the Blossom


Wendy grew up the little seaside town of Aberystwyth. After getting her PhD, she taught English Literature at Oxford University, and now teaches creative writing at the University of Exeter. Her debut children’s book,  A Hen in the Wardrobe, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award for Outstanding First Novel, selected as one of The Guardian’s Best 50 diverse Children’s Books since the 1950s and won the John C Laurence Award for improving relations between the races. Wendy has gone on to become an internationally best-selling children’s writer, with books translated into 18 languages and featured on  CBBC Newsround,  Cbeebies  Bedtime Story  and  BBC Woman’s Hour. Earlier this year, Wendy was awarded the Margaret Wise Brown Prize for Literature, and one of her latest picture books,Lubna and Pebble (illustrated by Daniel Egneus), was selected by  Time Magazine as one of the Best 10 Books of the Year.

This event is free, but booking is essential as numbers are strictly limited.