West Wales Children’s Book Group

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Nicola davies - 'The Promise'


Nicola Davies

Storytelling with children's author and zoologist Nicola Davies / Adrodd stori gyda'r awdur a sŵolegydd plant Nicola Davies

When/Pryd: Monday 23 May 2016, 4.30 pm / Dydd Llun 23 Mai 2016, 4.30 y.p.

Where/Ble: Confluence Centre, The Old Ocky White Building (Riverside Entrance), Bridge Street, Haverfordwest SA61 2AL

For children in Year 2 upwards / Ar gyfer plant ym mlwyddyn 2 ac i fyny

Admission/Mynediad: £1

  • Storytelling with children's author and zoologist Nicola Davies / Adrodd stori gyda'r awdur a sŵolegydd plant Nicola Davies
  • Write a message to a bird... Whisper a message to the river... Make a promise to the world / Ysgrifennwch neges at aderyn... Sibrwd neges at yr afon... Gwneud addewid i'r byd
  • Badge-making / Gwneud bathodyn
  • Raffle and authors' books for sale and signing, including pre-release copies of 'Perfect' / Raffl a llyfrau awduron ar werth ac arwyddo, gan gynnwys copïau cyn eu rhyddhau o 'Perfect'
  • Refreshments / Lluniaeth
  • The event will be conducted in English / Bydd y digwyddiad yn cael ei gynnal yn Saesneg

The Promise

Family Quiz Night with the Two Steves


The Two Steves

Family Quiz Night with / Noson Cwis Teulu gyda

The Two Steves

Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore, authors of popular children's fiction including I Hero, I Horror, Action Dogs and many more / Steve Barlow a Steve Skidmore, awduron ffuglen poblogaidd i blant, gan gynnwys I Hero, I Horror, Action Dogs a llawer mwy

When/Pryd: Tuesday 19 April 2016, 6.30 pm / Dydd Mawrth 19 Ebrill 2016, 6.30 y.p.

Where/Ble: Puncheston CP School, Puncheston, Haverfordwest SA62 5RL/Ysgol Casmael, Casmael, Hwlffordd SA62 5RL

Admission/Mynediad: £1

  • Raffle and authors' books for sale and signing / Raffl a llyfrau awduron ar werth ac arwyddo
  • The event will be conducted in English / Bydd y digwyddiad yn cael ei gynnal yn Saesneg

The Two Steves




Jackie Morris animals'Where do you get your inspiration?'

Join us to hear author and illustrator Jackie Morris talking about her latest work in words and pictures!

When: Tuesday 23 February 2016 at 4.00 p.m.

Where: Haverfordwest V C School, Barn Street, Haverfordwest, SA61 1TD

Admission: £1 per child. Accompanying adult and West Wales Children's Book Group members free.

Jackie's books will be on sale, and signed copies available!

Jackie Morris with hat

Special congratulations to Jackie on being longlisted for the CILIP Greenaway Medal 2016 for Something About a Bear!

Jackie Morris - Something About a Bear




Fun with the Magna Carta

Pupils, parents and staff celebrated the 800th Birthday of the Magna Carta with Chris Stephens!

When: Monday 15 June 2015 (4.30 p.m. - 5.45 p.m.)

Where: Fenton C.P. School, Haverfordwest, SA61 1BZ

Admission: £1 per child. Accompanying adult and West Wales Children's Book Group members free.

  • We had some fun sharing poems and rhymes about Bad King John.
  • We explored the family tree of King John and the early Plantagenets, 1154-1399.
  • We created some great individual Great Seals.

Congratulations to our competition prizewinners!

Seals are Great!  Seal design in progress  Pupils enjoying creating their own seals


dragon stories!


We celebrated National Share a Story Month with

Dragon Stories

with guest storyteller Phil Okwedy

When: Thursday 21st May 2015 (doors open 3.15 p.m., storytelling starts at 3.45 p.m.)

Where: Ysgol Gelli Aur, Pembroke SA71 4DP

Admission £1 per child. Accompanying adult and book club members free

  • Children's Book Sale (£1 for paperbacks, £2 for hardbacks)
  • Raffle




Castles in the AirWhen: Thursday 5th March 2015, 4.30 p.m.

Where: Gelli Aur/Golden Grove Community School, Pembroke

At this fantastic event, families could:

  • Listen to legends and poems featuring castles, including Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady and other ghostly tales
  • Bring along an artefact or object relating to knights and castles for our pop-up castle museum... it could be a book, a toy soldier, a coin, a souvenir... Votes were cast for the most interesting artefact in the collection, and its owner won a special prize!
  • Take part in a book-cover quiz linked to castles, with the chance to win a great Usborne Castles Sticker Book!
  • Puzzle out some muddled Pembrokeshire castle names as they float through the air around you!


Suitable for 7 - 10 year olds

Entrance £1 (free for WWCBG members)

Raffle and refreshments included




Dogs’ Night

We enjoyed a Dogs' Night Out with Chris Stephens and friends!

When: Monday 2nd February 2015, 4.30 p.m.

Where: Pennar Community School, Owen Street, Pennar, Pembroke Dock SA72 6SL

Our eager participants could:

  • Listen to stories and poems featuring dogs, including Dogs' Night by Meredith Hooper & Alan Curless — and the ballad of Swansea Jack
  • Bring along a toy dog to share in the evening's Dog Show! He or she might be voted CUTEST DOG of the night, and win you a special prize!
  • Take part in a Book cover quiz linked to doggie tails (or tales!)
  • Watch a shadow play and find out about Gelert, the most famous dog in Welsh folklore.


Suitable for 5–10 year olds

Entrance £1 per child (free to Book Group members). Includes free raffle!

illustrator's workshop with fran evans


Fran Evans

We held an illustrator's workshop with Fran Evans, who created the artwork for our website and stationery, on 2nd December 2014 at Lamphey School.

Participants could:

  • Try their hands at water colour painting
  • Pick up some fantastic tips from Fran

Check out Fran's website to find out more about her and see some of her work!

Limpet    Crab     Sea Anemone

Roald Dahl Party


Roald Dahl Party

We held a Roald Dahl Party at Prendergast Community School on Tuesday 4th November 2014 at 4.30 p.m.

Fun was had by all who came along (all ages welcome!)

Here is some more information about what was on offer at the party:

  • Matilda£1 entrance and raffle
  • Free for West Wales Children's Book Group Members (see how to join...)
  • Booksale!
  • Quizzes!
  • Competitions!
  • Badge making!
  • Stories!
  • Revolting rhymes and revolting recipes!




WWCBG 15th Birthday party


The West Wales Children's Book Group was 15 years old in 2014!

​To celebrate we held a special 15th Birthday Party on Tuesday 17th June 2014 at Prendergast Community Primary School, Stokes Avenue, Haverfordwest SA61 2RB from 5.00 p.m. until 7.30 p.m. — INCLUDING:

  • A wonderful line-up of fantastic authors and illustrators
  • The launch of our brand new website
  • Books for sale and signing by our authors
  • Raffle with signed books as prizes
  • Refreshments

The Two Steves     Fran Evans      Daniel Morden   
Nicola Davies     Jackie Morris

With special guests:

* The Two Steves *

* Fran Evans *

* Daniel Morden *

* Nicola Davies *

* Jackie Morris *

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