October Half Term 

One ticket admits 1 child and 1 adult, price is £3 and this is redeemable against the author books on the day of the event.

Tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled.

*there is a 20p charge when booking online

You can also book at the shop:

Tales on Moon Lane, 25 Half Moon Lane, Herne Hill, SE24 9JU

or call us on

020 7274 5759

Dapo Adeola


Monday 21st October

10:30 – 11:30am

Join illustrator Dapo Adeola, the illustrator of Look Up!, for an out-of-this-world event! Find out all about Rocket, a science-mad chatterbox who is going to be the greatest astronaut, star-catcher, space-traveller that has ever lived… she just needs to get everyone around her to look up from their phones and up at the stars! So, get ready to look up from your screens and enjoy a lively event full of storytelling, fun facts and top drawing tips.

Ages 4+

Jason Ford


Tuesday 22nd October

10:30 – 11:30am

Join us for some spooktacular crafts this half-term. Author of the best-selling The Super Book for Superheroes, Jason Ford will be at hand to introduce you to a whole host of zombie friends and monsters.

Learn how to draw a vampire, design a zombie diner menu, cause chaos with scary characters and a lot more as you enter the world of his ghoulish new book: The Monster Book of Zombies, Spooks and Ghouls, just in time for Halloween.

Ages 7+

Jane Porter


Wednesday 23rd October

10:30 – 11:30am

King Otter wants cakes, a parade and a golden coach pulled by unicorns - but is he asking too much of his loyal hedgehogs, frogs and squirrels? Find out what happens next in this fun storytime with author/illustrator Jane Porter, where you will also have a chance to make your own collage royal treasure chest to take home.

Ages 4+

Jen Campbell and Katie Harnett

Thursday 24th October

10:30am 11:30am

Join bestselling author Jen Campbell and award-winning illustrator Katie Harnett to hear all about dragons and the dangers of getting lost inside a good book! It's Franklin the dragon's birthday — he's turning 606! — he thinks his friends have all forgotten... they haven't sent him any gifts. However, a secret party is being planned, and when Franklin's best friend Luna takes him to a bookshop to keep him away from all the party preparations, the pair of them are pulled (quite literally!) into a book of fairy tales. Now they're trapped inside its pages. Will they make it out in time for the party? This event will have an interactive storytelling and a drawing activity.

Ages 4+

Caryl Hart


Friday 25th October

10:30 – 11:30am


Meet Caryl Hart, the award winning author behind The Princess and the Shoe, the fifth book in the Princess series published by Nosy Crow. In this session we'll be looking at how Caryl has re-imagined traditional fairy tale roles and created a feisty princess who definitely does NOT need a prince to rescue her!  It’s time to think about how YOU might achieve your very own dreams…

Ages 4+