Tuesday, 16 January 2018
Every year 1000's of books are donated on bookgivingday to international children's charities, refugee sites, school libraries, nurseries and community halls.
It is a simple and wonderful gift that can brighten any space and give delight to any child. In past years I've given to doctors/dentist waiting rooms, nurseries and cafes.
I have more books to give away this year! If you know of a library, school or cause please get in touch. I have lovely picture books, novelty and early readers in english. ALSO hardback foreign editions I would gladly pass on in most european languages!
Please contact me by 14th February 2018 via the blog comments or tweet me @debbieallwright for worthy recipients.
Wednesday, 10 January 2018
Monday, 2 October 2017
Thursday, 21 September 2017
Fantastic surprise to learn that There Is No Dragon In This Story is included in a very short short list for the Ysgol Bae Baglan Book Awards 2018!
Monday, 18 September 2017
I'm very excited that the new Night Pirates theatre production has received such great reviews in The Rose Theatre London! and now they've set sail to tour venues across the UK. Theatre venues and time info here.
Friday, 15 September 2017
Victoria Art Gallery in Bath is currently hosting an exhibition of children's book dragon characters, featuring many well known authors and artists, there's an incredible variety of artwork to view. All sorts of Dragon story related events running through until 8th October. There is even a Dragon Egg Hunt game to follow via a specially created app! I have a couple of original works showing from my latest book:There Is No Dragon In This Story
Who is your favourite illustrator in our Here Be Dragons exhibition? 🐲 pic.twitter.com/ER3pfVZzit— Victoria Art Gallery (@VictoriaArtBath) September 6, 2017
Monday, 11 September 2017
So much to enjoy about this lively show! There are dance routines, singing and actions for the audience to join in with. The atmospheric sets and costumes are as if the pages had jumped right out of the book, which is just amazing for me to see! The characters have similarly sprung to life and there are wonderful new developments here - some with their own songs, a favourite is Capt'n Patch and his objections at having to grow up, very funny. It was a real treat, the rough tough grown up pirates and their snore-grump attitude and especially seeing the responses from the kids to get involved with the actions and dance.