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Vivian French: How Billy Hippo Learned to Swim

Sat 15 Sept, 10-11am. For children aged 3-7 years. Book via Eventbrite.
Join Edinburgh based author Vivian French as she reads from her book How Billy Hippo Learned to Swim. Business is bad at Mrs’ Hippo’s pizza parlour until William has a great idea.
Vivian French is the author of over two hundred books, including the popular series Tales from the Five Kingdoms. This event forms part of Literary Littles, The Frutimarket Gallery’s fun book group for children aged 3–7. The reading will be followed by craft activities. Tickets only required for children.
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Tom Morgan-Jones: The Red Dread

Sat 1 Sep, 10–11am. Free. Book via Eventbrite

Edinburgh’s own Tom Morgan-Jones will be hosting a draw-along event to introduce his spooky picture book debut! Told entirely in dialogue, this read-aloud tale plays out in sly illustrations brimming with visual humour.

This event forms part of The Fruitmarket Gallery’s fun book group for children aged 3–7. The reading will be followed by craft activities. Tickets only required for children.

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Lari Don: The Treasure of the Loch Ness Monster

Sat 14 Jul, 10–11am. Free. Book via Eventbrite

Join this renowned children’s author and storyteller as she reads from her new book – a timeless tale about Scotland’s most famous creature.

A huge green head shot up from the depths of Loch Ness and crashed into the bottom of the boat. The wooden boat flew into the air. It splintered and split and broke apart…

She is Scotland’s most famous monster, but what’s her story?

This event forms part of Literary Littles, The Frutimarket Gallery’s fun book group for children aged 3–7. The reading will be followed by craft activities. Tickets only required for children.

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Lynne Rickards: Rowan the Red Squirrel

Sat 17 Mar, 10–11am. Free. Book via Eventbrite 
From the creators of the bestselling Skye the Puffling, Lynne Rickards will be joining us to read from the delightful Rowan the Red Squirrel. Set in the Scottish Highlands and featuring some of Scotland’s most famous wildlife, it’s a tale sure to entertain both children and adults alike. The reading will be followed by craft activities.

This forms part of Literary Littles, The Frutimarket Gallery’s fun book group for children aged 3–7.

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