Find out about children's book events taking place this December.
2 December: As part of the Southbank Centre's 2018 Literature Season, join The Gruffalo creators Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler for some festive fun! The duo will be leading sing-alongs and sharing stories and live drawings, with appearances from characters like Zog, The Highway Rat, The Gruffalo and more. Tickets are already available on the Southbank Centre's website.
6 December-19 January: Hooray! The Old Vic in London is again staging a wonderful production of A Christmas Carol, this time starring Stephen Tompkinson as Ebenezer Scrooge (you may be able to get in there before 6 December, too, as there are some previews taking place). Find out more about the play - adapted by Harry Potter and the Cursed Child writer Jack Thorne - and buy tickets on The Old Vic's website.
7 December: Head to Stockport Plaza's Art Deco Cafe for a very exciting Mary Poppins event with Lauren Child! The Waterstones Children's Laureate will be discussing her new illustrated version of the story, but that's not all, because you can also enjoy a Mary Poppins tea, meet Lauren, get your book signed and have your photo taken with her. What a treat!
9 December: What could be more festive than The Snowman? As an extra event from Bath Children's Literature Festival, join Sir Michael Morpurgo for his retelling of Raymond Briggs' classic story and a live drawalong with illustrator Robin Shaw. It's taking place in Bath's Pavillion - and family fun in the foyer before the event is promised too. Find out more and get your tickets here.
15 December: Fancy a festive tale or two? Michael Rosen will be taking part in a Christmas storytelling event at The Old Vic in London today - he'll be reading from Bah! Humbug! and Unexpected Twist: An Oliver Twisted Tale and you'll even be able to get your book signed. Find out more and get your tickets on The Old Vic's website.