Every year, UK libraries take part in the Summer Reading Challenge. Kids of all ages win prizes if they read 6 books through the 6 week holiday. The challenge has a different theme each time, to help inspire them, and this year's is Questseekers.
It's proved to be perfect timing: Dragon's Dinner comes out later this month, and I've had tons of requests to help libraries launch the challenge with events based on the book.
My first one was last Wednesday, at my local Ecclesall Library (I'm booked to do 14 more, between now and August 6th!!). They hired a wizard costume as you can see, and the local press took lots of photos, then I did a short talk to a Y5 class from Carterknowle School.
I showed all my early drafts for Dragon's Dinner, which was interesting for me too, as I hadn't looked at them for well over a year.
Last year was a sports theme, so I just did a couple of libraries - I read Giddy Goat because of the climbing! This time it's made to measure though.