Bunny Book Burglars Run Rife at Seven Stories

Seven Stories, National Centre for Children’s Books

Friday 10 April • 11am & 2pm

Seven Stories is thrilled to welcome author and illustrator Emily MacKenzie for an event for the whole family celebrating her debut picturebook WANTED! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar

Families are invited to take part in a fabulous, interactive workshop with debut author Emily MacKenzie to celebrate her brand new picturebook WANTED! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar (Bloomsbury).  Children will listen to a reading of the hilarious story about Ralfy, a cheeky rabbit caught stealing all bookworm Arthur’s books before he is introduced to the wonders of the local library.  Families will hear first-hand from Emily how she created the story and work together to make their own Bunny Book Burglar to add to a police line-up wall.   

Emily says “I'm really looking forward to coming home to the North East to introduce Ralfy to the children of Newcastle at Seven Stories next week. It's such a brilliant place, it's going to be really exciting to do an event there and unleash some bunny book thief madness on the walls!”

Emily MacKenzie is a fresh and inspiring new talent whose illustration work draws from childhood memories, everyday observations, and her vivid imagination.   Her debut picturebook has recently been shortlisted for the Independent Bookshop Week 2015 Book Awards and she is currently working on her second title for Bloomsbury. 


Media Contact:

Hannah Lambert, Programming and Marketing Assistant

Seven Stories, National Centre for Children’s Books

30 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ

E: hannah.lambert@sevenstories.org.uk 

Notes to Editor:

  1. Seven Stories is the National Centre for Children’s Books based in Newcastle. Their aim is to save, celebrate and share artwork and manuscripts, from first scribbles to finished books, to create their innovative programme of exhibitions and events. 

  2. http://emilymackenzieillustrations.blogspot.co.uk/

  3. Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar by Emily MacKenzie. Contact Emma Bradshaw, Senior Publicity Manager at Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP

  4. Illustration (c) Emily MacKenzie