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I am available for school visits, library events and book signings. I have lessons plans for Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. I also do book themed children’s parties. Please contact me at info@fionabarker.co.uk for more details.

Feedback from school visits:

The children were buzzing, you’ve clearly made a huge impact!” 6.6.16, state primary, Surrey

“An amazing day! Wonderful to be able to involve the whole school, right down to Early Years” 3.3.16, World Book Day visit, independent prep, Berkshire

I help to oraganise Picture Book Club; a monthly club for grown-ups who like to get together to marvel at picture books, eat cake and gossip about children’s publishing. We meet in Waterstones on the second Tuesday of every month in Windsor or Reading. Look out for updates!

Creating a picture book workshop

Picture books are for everyone! In this creative workshop ideal for KS1 and KS2 we will be planning, writing and illustrating a real giant book! So whether you are a wordsmith or a demon with a paint brush, come along and help make something happen! We might even plan the marketing campaign (-;

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Picture Book Club #12

It’s our birthday at Picture Book Club in October! We’re delighted to welcome innovative independent publishers Tiny Owl for our anniversary meeting. Since 2015, the team at Tiny Owl have worked to produce beautiful, thought-provoking picture books, often forging successful cross-cultural partnerships between writers and illustrators. We’re looking forward to discussing that and their recent […]

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Picture Book Club #11

It’s a bumper month again for Picture Book Club #11 as we welcome back the rather marvellous team from Andersen Press to Windsor Waterstones on 12.9.17. Last time they came we said we would be interested to speak to an author-illustrator team. They have come up trumps with Joseph Coelho and Fiona Lumbers whose new […]

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Clare Welsh

Picture Book Club #10

We’re so excited to be going on holiday in August to the glorious West Country to meet Clare Helen Welsh, author of The Aerodynamics of Biscuits. As it’s the holidays, we are also breaking with our usual night of the second Tuesday and meeting on 22.8.17 instead. We look forward to sharing biscuits with some new […]

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