Children wowed by Beverley Literature Festival
Beverley Literature Festival got off to a roaring start on Saturday, as children of all ages were escorted to a magical world full of dinosaurs, spells and eccentric professors.
Now in it's tenth year,the festival includes performances from numerous children's authors and entertainers.
Author Paul Stickland opened a day of events by reading one of his best-selling children's books, Dinosaur Roar!, which has sold millions of copies around the world.
Paul explained how he painted the art work for the book and where he got his inspiration from.
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Meanwhile, children played the parts of animals in an interactive reading of Jonathan Tulloch's tale of Mr McCool at the Treasure House.
Mr McCool tells the tale of a polar bear on a mission: to escape the zoo and travel back to his true home - the North Pole.
Children's author Emma Barnes brought her new book Wolfie! - the story about a little girl who wants a pet wolf - to life, and, for older children, cartoonist and author John Fardell conjured a world of eccentric professors, diabolical baddies, high-flying jellyfish and child-eating monsters.
Later, at Toll Gavel Methodist Church, best-selling author Nick Arnold brought the Horrible Science series to Beverley, including his latest book House of Horrors that dishes the dirt of the secret life of dust mites, parasitic pet poo and all the disgusting details of domestic life. Children took part in evil experiments and listened to scary stories.
The day was wrapped up in the main library where Animated Objects Theatre Company presented the classic Hansel & Gretel.
Husband and wife team Lee Threadgold and Dawn Dyson-Threadgold were delighted to attend this year's festival.
Dawn said: "It is very important for children to have live interactions, they are very different from television and it's important to have something like the literature festival in Beverley, so they can have fun and learn at the same time.
"The number of people that have attended is fantastic."
The festival continues throughout the Sunday. For the full line-up click here.