Earlier today the Edinburgh Book Festival Programme for 2012 was launched, which invites visiting authors and audience members to rethink the world around us.
Here’s an extract about the Children’s Programme:
Prolific and hugely popular children’s writer Vivian French is our Guest Selector for the RBS Children’s Programme. Vivian’s events will explore the ‘Power of Words Through Play’, encouraging children of all abilities to read with real passion. The RBS Children’s Programme also features a stellar cast of well-loved children’s authors and illustrators sure to delight our younger audience members including Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson, Michael Morpurgo, Andy Stanton and Jacqueline Wilson. David Walliams will entertain fans with his new book Gangsta Granny, whilst crime writer Val McDermid will present her first foray into children’s fiction, My Granny is a Pirate.