Special Storytime: Reading + Crafts with Lauren Ace!

Join us for a story reading and friendship crafts with the author of one of our favourite picture books, The Girls!

We are delighted to be joined by Lauren Ace, the writer of one of our favourite picture books at Golden Hare Books – all about female friendship and the importance of having a special support network, even when we’re grownups! Lauren will read the story of four girls who meet one day under an apple tree and embark on a lifetime of adventures through life’s ups and downs.

Lauren will read the story of the four girls, and then there will be the opportunity to make their own friendship cards and make drawings too!

This event is perfect for children ages 3-7 but all are very welcome!

Tickets for this event are free but please book via our website or in store to avoid disappointment as space in our children’s room is very limited! Please arrive promptly to start at 11.00am.

About Lauren Ace

Lauren Ace is from south Wales, studied Drama at the University of Exeter and now lives in London, where she has worked in publishing for over ten years. An award-winning publicist, Lauren looked after Julia Donaldson during her tenure as Children’s Laureate and has managed campaigns for World Book Day and the announcement of Chris Riddell as Children’s Laureate. The Girls is her first picture book. | @LaceyPR

Sunday Stories: story + crafts

This week’s story…

Grab That Rabbit!

words by Polly Faber
illustrations by Briony May Smith

From renowned children’s author Polly Faber and Stardust illustrator Briony May Smith comes an exciting and gorgeous new picture book that features a Peter Rabbit for the 21st century… Hodge, an adorable bunny, is minding his own business… well, he’s stealing some carrots from Mrs Sprat’s garden, actually…

when he ends up stuck in the hedge. Mrs Sprat advances, wanting to get rid of the pesky bunny, and a buzzard overheard spies a tasty rabbit dinner, too. Can Hodge escape from bird of prey and angry gardener in time to take the carrots home? The lyrical story, by Polly Faber, is perfect for reading aloud and packed with page-turning suspense.

Illustrated by Briony May Smith, each page is full of detailed visual delights. A beautiful tale about kindness and forgiveness, packed with adventure and peril.

Sunday Stories is aimed at children between 3-7 years old (but all welcome). Each session will last about 45 minutes and prominently features a hand-picked book from our much-loved Children’s Room, followed by some crafts or games based on the book we’ve just read.

Sunday Stories is completely FREE and no booking is required, though we advise turning up a bit early in case it’s busy! We’ll start sharp at 11.30am, and while your little ones are entertained by stories, grown-ups can enjoy a proper browse in the shop.

10% off on the weekly Storytime book all Sunday!

A perfect bookish fix before/after heading to the weekly Stockbridge Market.

Sunday Stories: story + craft

This week’s story…

Mika: the Bear Who Didn’t Want to Sleep

by Erik Friek

Mika the little bear loves to run and play all about the forest, but she soon learns that winter is on its way, and she is meant to spend these long, cold months hibernating with her mother and father. When the Old Owl tells Mika about the Northern Lights that appear every winter, she can’t stand the thought of missing something so beautiful, and so she sets out on a secret, snowy adventure to find them!

Sunday Stories is aimed at children between 3-7 years old (but all welcome). Each session will last about 45 minutes and prominently features a hand-picked book from our much-loved Children’s Room, followed by some crafts or games based on the book we’ve just read.

Sunday Stories is completely FREE and no booking is required, though we advise turning up a bit early in case it’s busy! We’ll start sharp at 11.30am, and while your little ones are entertained by stories, grown-ups can enjoy a proper browse in the shop.

10% off on the weekly Storytime book all Sunday!

A perfect bookish fix before/after heading to the weekly Stockbridge Market.