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Fresh Fruit: Tweens for 8–11 year olds

14 Jan, 10–11am, Free for 8–11 year olds. Book via Eventbrite

These workshops designed for 8–11 year olds take place on the second Sunday of the month. In the workshop Artist Louise Fraser will explore themes, ideas and materials in Jacqueline Donachie’s exhibition. January’s workshop is entitled Temple of Youth, an immersive morning exploring sound and music through art.

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Pips! Family: Garlands for 4–7 year olds

Sat 16 Dec, 2–5pm. Free. Drop-in, no booking required.

Make paperchains and garlands in this festive workshop with artist Juliana Capes. Have fun with a range of materials including leather, plastic and paper, inspired by Jacqueline Donachie’s work in the exhibition.

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LittlesMarket

LittlesMarket is a free weekend fair for children and their families. This will be a jam-packed weekend of readings from children’s authors, craft activities for kids, and a range of stalls from designers, makers and publishers producing the best contemporary children’s books around. There will be much fun to be had, and beautiful things to buy that will delight you and the little ones in your life.

Stalls, workshops, books, toys, puppetry and music

Bookbug, Choc Chalk, Fablestitch, Happy Ears, Ingingerness, Jill Calder, Kasia Matyjaszek, Kate McLelland, Kiss The Fish, Le Petit Monde, Lesley Barnes, Michelle Sloan, Monkey Music and Stems

The best in children’s books from Ablekids Press, Alanna Books, Button Books, Curly Tale Books, Floris Books, Hogs Back Books, New Frontier Publishing, Phaidon, Ragged Bears, Tate Publishing, Thames & Hudson, The Salariya Book Company and Walker Books.

SATURDAY EVENTS 

10am Bookbug (Under 5’s) Book via Eventbrite
All the way from Central Library, Bookbug will be bursting into the Gallery with songs, stories and rhymes for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their families to enjoy together.


10.30am 
Monkey Music (0–2 years). Book via Eventbrite
Join this music workshop for 0–2 year olds which introduces music to very young children encouraging social and musical skills within a fun, stimulating and friendly environment.


11am 
Michelle Sloan & Kasia Matyjaszek (3–7 years) Book via Eventbrite
The Fourth Bonniest Baby in Dundee was recently shortlisted for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2018. Michelle will read from the book about a grubby baby who is scrubbed, dressed, combed and taken to charm the judges in a beautiful baby competition. What could possibly go wrong? Craft activities will follow the story.


11.30am 
Stems: The Flexible 3D Maker Toy. Book via Eventbrite
Come along and play with this fantastic interactive toy, Stems can zip together to make bouncing balls, rolling wheels and even wearable accessories, extending the boundaries of play and presenting fantastic opportunities for active and applied learning.


1pm 
Curly Tale Books (3–7 years) Book via Eventbrite
Based in Wigtown Scotland’s National Book Town, publisher and children’s bookshop Curly Tale Books will read a selection of their children’s books. Craft activities will follow the stories.


1.30pm 
Monkey Music (Suitable for 2–5 years) Book via Eventbrite
Join this workshop designed for 2–5 year olds which encourages social and musical skills within a fun, stimulating and friendly environment.


2pm 
Jill CalderThe Picture Atlas (5–11 years) Book via Eventbrite
Illustrator Jill Calder will be reading from her book The Picture Atlas – bursting with beautiful artwork, informative maps and astounding facts, you will be taken on a trip around the world and see it in new ways. Craft activities will follow the story.


2.30pm 
Happy Ears (0–3 years) Book via Eventbrite
Join this interactive live music experience for 0–3 years old and their grown-ups. Instruments are provided plus colourful hand-crafted hats, props and comfy cushions. Enjoy original Happy Ears songs and some classics.


3pm 
Lesley Barnes (3–7 years) Book via Eventbrite
Illustrator Lesley Barnes will read from her recent titles Jill & Lion,Jill & Dragon and Fly Away. Readings followed by crafts where children can make their own knight, coat of arms and flag.


SUNDAY EVENTS 


10.30am
Monkey Music (0–2 years) Book via Eventbrite
Join this music workshop designed for 0–2 year olds which introduces music to very young children encouraging social and musical skills within a fun, stimulating and friendly environment.


11am
Curly Tale Books (3–7 years) Book via Eventbrite
Based in Wigtown Scotland’s National Book Town, publisher and children’s bookshop Curly Tale Books will read a selection of their children’s books. Craft activities will follow the stories.


11.30am
Stems: The Flexible 3D Maker Toy (all ages) Book via Eventbrite
Come along and play with this fantastic interactive toy, Stems can zip together to make bouncing balls, rolling wheels and even wearable accessories, extending the boundaries of play and presenting fantastic opportunities for active and applied learning.


1pm Kate McLelland 
Isla and Pickle (2–5 years) Book via Eventbrite
Kate will read from the first in her series of books about a feisty little girl and her pet Shetland pony. Wee ones will giggle their way through Isla and Pickle’s crazy adventures. Craft activities will follow the story.


1.30pm
Monkey Music (Suitable for 2–5 years) Book via Eventbrite
Join this workshop designed for 2–5 year olds which encourages social and musical skills within a fun, stimulating and friendly environment.


2pm
Kasia Matyjaszek ‘I am Actually a Penguin (3–7 years) Book via Eventbrite
Author and illustrator Kasia Matyjaszek will read from the delightfully absurd ‘I am Actually a Penguin’, a story about a young girl who dons a penguin costume and decides, actually, she IS a penguin! Craft activities will follow the story.


3pm
Lapin Is Hungry – the Bilingual Picture Book for All (3–7 years) Book via Eventbrite
Lapin Is Hungry! What will the French rabbit want to eat? To find out, join Tania and her puppet friends in this delightful bilingual puppet show followed by a reading of the yet to be published Lapin is Hungry Picture Book


ALL WEEKEND

Kiss the fish (All ages)
Kiss the fish will be running decoupage activities all weekend and selling their craft kits. Suitable for all ages and abilities.


Choc Chalk
 (All ages)
Choc Chalk are a Glasgow based company who hand-pour drawing chalk and package it up in cute chocolate shaped designs. Come and try it out at their table where they provide boards and paper for your doodling delight.

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