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Fiona Barker Author Event 2024

March 27 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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March 27
9:30 am - 10:30 am
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About Fiona

Fiona Barker writes fiction and non-fiction picture books. She loves lyrical texts and stories with heart.

Fiona believes that a good picture book is for life, not just for childhood. She loves talking to all ages about picture books. She is writer in residence at The Marist School in Sunninghill where she works to promote reading for pleasure and is a registered WI speaker.

Check out Fiona’s website: fionabarker.co.uk

Fiona on X (@Fi_BGB)

Fiona on Instagram (@fionawritesbooks)

What to expect from the event

Get ready for a flight of fun activities! We’ve got a book reading, quiz, draw-along sessions, and even a song dedicated to Fiona’s latest masterpiece, “A Swift Return”. Let’s swoop in and soak up all the excitement!

Here’s an introduction from the author to get your class excited about the event:

Focus Book

The session will be focused on A Swift Return, which is released 22nd February 2024.

A Swift Return by Fiona Barker cover image

Buy the book

If you’d like to buy the book for your school before or after the event, we offer a substantial discount on the RRP price. Please email [email protected] to order books. Orders received 7 days before the event will arrive in time for the event.

We can also offer this book at a discounted rate to families PLUS your school will also receive a 5% credit (based on the value of the books sold to families) towards any future book purchases made through Reading Rocks. To enquire about our family discounts email [email protected].

About the Book

Book title: A Swift Return

Illustrator: Howard Gray

Aria has her head in the clouds. Yusuf keeps his feet on the ground. But when they work together to save a bird who has lost her way, something magical happens. When Swift loses her way on her epic migration. Aria and Yusuf come to her rescue and are inspired to think big about looking after the sky above their city.

Inspired by Fiona and Howard’s love for wildlife of all kinds and is the follow-up to Setsuko and the Song of the Sea. Howard’s beautiful illustrations evoke a strong sense of place, strengthened by the beautiful Arabic text distilled by Maysoon AbuBlan.

Publisher: Tiny Tree

Tiny Tree Publishers logo

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Fiona Barker Author Event 2024
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What happens next

  • Buy your tickets using one event credit. Not got a credit? Get yours by starting a virtual events subscription.
  • You’ll receive your tickets via email – they will include your zoom meeting link.
  • We’ll send you an event reminder nearer the time.
  • You’ll also be able to access the zoom meeting using the link on your ticket or from the event page from 15 mins before the event (for logged in ticket holders only).
  • Buy a copy of the book for your school before the event.
  • Allow parents to buy the book after the event (you’ll get a commission for each book sold).
  • We’ll send you hints and tips for getting the most out of your event subscription too – so watch out for that! Or view them here.