The Emergency Zoo

When the war comes, who will save the animals? Discover Miriam Halahmy's amazing story, The Emergency Zoo

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My Gym Teacher is an Alien Overlord

My Gym Teacher is an Alien Overlord author, David Solomons, is visiting ChipLitFest on 29 April. Guest blogger, Robo Epic Guy, gives his review. 

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Three Debut Authors You Don’t Want To Miss!

Brought to you by our headline sponsors, Readers First, here's a guide to some of the debut novelists featured at ChipLitFest 2017

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Shadow Magic

Shadow Magic author, Joshua Khan, is part of the team of amazing authors visiting local schools on 27 April.     11 year old reviewer, Robo Epic Guy, gives his opinion. 

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FAIR PAY FOR WRITERS

CHIPLITFEST’S SILVER SPONSOR, THE AUTHORS’ LICENSING AND COLLECTING SOCIETY, ON WHY IT’S ALL ABOUT FAIR PAY FOR WRITERS.

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Cream Buns and Crime

Robin Stevens comes to ChipLitFest with Cream Buns and Crime, the latest in her much-loved Murder Most Unladylike series. Primary school student, Mia, interviews her. 

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MOTHER TONGUE - THE INTERVIEW

Junior reporter Pheebs reviewed Julie Mayhew's wonderful Mother Tongue, and now she returns for the interview. 

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Broaden your reading horizons: three ways to find new books

Brought to you by Readers First 

It’s easy to get stuck in a reading rut. Sometimes we only read one author or one genre because it’s comfortable: you know what you’re going to get and it’s reassuring to revisit the same worlds and the same characters again and again. There are those books on our shelves that we pick up year after year and revisit like our favourite holiday spots.  But as Diane Duane says ‘reading one book is like eating one potato chip’, and even the most delicious potato chip can get a bit dull after a while. 

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The One Memory of Flora Banks

Author Emily Barr will be running a writers' workshop about crafting character. Here, Pheebs, our junior reporter, reviews Emily's latest book in which we meet the extraordinary and unforgettable character of Flora Banks. 

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An author explains our love of bookshops – with free books to be won!

As a ChipLitFest special, the irresistible new novel Lost for Words by Festival author Stephanie Butland is available to win now, before publication, from Readers First, the UK’s new reading and reviewing website.  Click to enter or go to readersfirst.co.uk by Monday 27 March.  

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MOTHER TONGUE

Julie Mayhew is on our panel of authors who write compelling and authentic young characters. Our junior reporter, Pheebs, reviews Mother Tongue, Julie's latest book.

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