Author Archives: Maudie Smith

About Maudie Smith

Children's writer, specialising in aliens, mermaids, magic cakes and wayward onions. Author of the Opal Moonbaby books. http://www.maudiesmith.co.uk/

Slippery Slugs and Sneaky Stories

The banners were out, the posters were up, the flyers were flying round the town, and sure enough last weekend the big day arrived. Bradford on Avon Library flung open its doors, and families and eager children from all over … Continue reading

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Editorial one-to-ones with Chicken House

Are you a new writer with a brand new children’s book up your sleeve, tucked in a drawer, or just sitting on your computer? If so and you’re wondering what to do with it next, read on. After the success … Continue reading

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We’ve got Grandmas from Mars!

  Look out! The aliens are coming! And there’s only a month to go! It’s not every book festival that can boast such unusual guests.  But thanks to writer and illustrator team Michelle Robinson and Fred Blunt we are expecting … Continue reading

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Festival Snaps!

If you’re wondering what went on at the BOAMBF last Saturday, here’s a photographic record of just some of the events in the Bradford on Avon Library. Kicking off the fun was Maudie Smith reading The Dressing-Up Dad and then … Continue reading

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A Book Party fit for Matilda!

Good old Facebook is showing us memories of our first Mini Book Festival two years ago when Jeremy Strong came along and we basically book partied all day long. And now we’re going again, for a third time, and we’re … Continue reading

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Dads in Blankets

If your children like getting stuck into craft then the Bradford on Avon Mini Book Festival on 15th July is the place for you. You can dress up a dad with Maudie Smith at 10.00am, or mess up a blanket … Continue reading

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Animal Agents

When we ran the first BOAMBF in 2015 we knew exactly where and when we wanted to run it. In the Library, on the first weekend of The Summer Reading Challenge. Our festival is full of activity: crafts and quizzes, … Continue reading

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