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Children’s Programme

BridLit Kids are in for a treat!

Some of our favourite local personalities are going to read every evening from their favourite books – perfect or children of all ages and their families.  We hope to continue with these BridLit tales throughout the year so……..keeping checking our website.

Local illustrator Charlie Fuge reads A Home Full of Friends by Peter Bently, illustrated by Charles Fuge.

Charlie reads this heart-warming tale of a badger who finds how lovely it is to help his friends out when they most need it. This story is one of a trilogy of books that follow the adventures of Bramble Badger and his friends as they learn life lessons like the importance of sharing and showing compassion.

Local illustrator Suzanna Hubbard reads The Problem with Pierre by C. K. Smouha, illustrated by Suzanna Hubbard.

Suzanna reads this sweet story of friendship and acceptance about Alan and Bertram who are next-door neighbours and best friends. They are also very, very different to one another. Bertram is extremely neat, and Alan is wildly messy. When Bertram gets a cat, called Pierre, he is dismayed to find that Pierre prefers it at Alan’s house. Watch Suzanna to find out what happens.

Kim Squirrell, artist and owner of Ink and Page reads Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver.

This is one for older children and Young Adults (11+) as Kim reads the first chapter of the first book in Michelle Paver’s immensely popular series Chronicles of Ancient Darkness. Torak is alone…wounded, terrified, and on the run. An outcast like his father, he has avoided all contact with the clans. But now his father lies dead: slaughtered by a demon in the form of a great bear. Somehow, Torak must keep going. His only ally is an orphaned wolf cub…. Wolf Brother carries you back thousands of years to the ancient darkness of the Forest: to a world steeped in natural magic and elemental terror – a world in which trusting a friend means risking your life…

Antonia Squire, the owner of The Bookshop, South Street, reads Leyla by Galia Bernstein.

Leyla just needs a bit of space away from her loud and boisterous family. A warm and witty celebration of quiet time, family and how absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Billy Bragg reads The Tiger who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr.

Needs no introduction!  Billy Bragg reads this gorgeous timeless classic.  Although we couldn’t go to film him, as he and his family are currently shielding, Billy kindly sent us his own reading, filmed in his kitchen on his phone, and put together with illustrations by Tom.  Works brilliantly.

Martin Maudsley – The King’s Ears

**Bonus Story** BridLit would not be BridLit without some Martin Maudsley. Sadly we can’t see him live on stage as we did last year with the wonderful Lost Words, but here he is telling a story in a tree, about a tree, and many more things besides. You can also find him and Sarah Acton on our School’s page where they will be talking about writing Nature Journals and Diaries. Please do join in and send us the results to publish on the website.

With the exception of Billy Bragg, all the films are shot and edited by Thomas Hughes.  Thanks go to him and to all the storytellers who gave their time and enthusiasm to the project.
We really hope you enjoy them.