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World Book Day

World Book Day

We are celebrating World Book Day with various crafts and activities.

On Saturday 6 March 2021 we hosted an online Comic Art Masterclass run by the writer and artist from the Beano and Marvel comics. The children had a fantastic time and created their very own comic strip about invading penguins!

Comic Strip Small

Definitely some budding comic artists in the making!!

We asked our Museum staff about their favourite books and you can find out what they chose, who inspired them and why.

We’d love to hear what your favourite book is and why?

You can listen to one of our Collection Officer's reading some brilliant children's stories including Mr Men, Tyrannosaurus Drip and Roald Dahl's version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

We have pictures of popular children’s story book characters Spot and The Very Hungry Caterpillar for children to colour in or decorate.

One of our front of house staff has created a range of children's craft and science activities based around the classic tale of the Gingerbread Man. 

Gingerbread Man Small

Is your child dressing up for World Book Day? Access to costumes is more restricted this year so why not make your own.

Here's some inspiration from one of our staff who made a Magic Faraway Tree T-shirt with her daughter complete with Saucepan Man's House, Moonface's slippery slip and Dame Wash-a-lot's washing. Why not have a go and create an outfit based around your favourite book.

Faraway Tree

For the adults, we have a brilliant video which tells the story of ‘Mad Madge’ and her extraordinary life. Margaret Cavendish, the wife of William Cavendish was a local science fiction author who published over a dozen works and who’s strong female characters provoked lots of controversy as well as inspiring generations of women to write.

Last updated on 01 April 2022