February 11, 2023

BookLove Carnival is back at the South Bank, London this half term! Yass!!! If you are in the area, you absolutely don’t want to miss this bookish treat, and the chance to meet some very talented children’s authors.

BookLove Carnival at the South Bank, London

where: BookLove lounge, Imagine Children’s Festival, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank CentreSE1 8XX

when: Wednesday 8th to Friday 17th February 2023 10am – 4pm

Pop into the Book Love lounge and browse some fantastic reads that celebrate inclusive, representative and culturally diverse writers, stories and books. It’s lively, informal and very relaxed. Families are very welcome to hang out with the authors, chat and have a book or two signed. Authors will also be doing storytelling too!

Here is the author line-up. Be sure to check the BookLoveInstagram page for updates on the day in case of changes.

Friday 10thRachel Faturoti will be reading her book Sadé and Her Shadow Beasts

Sunday 12th – Desiree Bashi will be reading and dancing with her book Dancing with your eyes

Sunday 12th – Mireille Cassandra Harper will be showing her book Timelines from Black History

Monday 13th – Patrice will show her book Sky Up

Tuesday 14th – Desriee Asomuyide will be sharing Isaiah’s Extraordinary Mum

Wednesday 15th – Portia Mushambi will share her book The Mysterious Melody

Thursday 16th – Enomwoyi Damali will show her book Nzingha and being kind

Friday 17th – Nadine Wild Palmer will be reading from her book The Tunnels Below and also playing the guitar

BookLove Carnival

About BookLove Carnival

The BookLove Carnival brings ALL the heart and soul wherever they go. Creating the best atmosphere for a lovely, relaxed (and exciting) space for everyone to enjoy books together. BookLove is also campaigning to have more inclusive and representative books in schools and libraries. They have an online shop hereand can also be seen supporting teachers, visiting schools and at festivals (like this one) across the country.

20 pence from every book sold goes to BookLove’s new charity that is putting free multicultural books into schools – how amazing is that!


Due to unforeseen circumstances (the Little Button only went and broke her leg!), I can’t be there, as originally advertised on the 14th February #sadface. But, my picture book Me, in the Middle IS there as we speak! – Thank you Samantha, it’s an absolute honor to have it in your collection!

Me in the Middle by Annette Demetriou, Angela Mayers and Published by Owlet Press

Have an amazing day out! You’re going to love it.

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BookLove Carnival is back at the South Bank London this half term!

By Chiki