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Pickled News - September

Books to Curl up With

Tamarind and the Star of Ishta

We're looking past the last of our Indian summer here at Pickled Towers, and are looking forward to cosy Autumn days. What could be better then, than curling up with a good book? We have selected the best new titles and recent releases, including Indie Book of the Month for September 'Tamarind and the Star of Ishta', a powerful story of loss and identity, home and family woven into a thrilling adventure. There is something to captivate the imagination of children of all ages, from toddlers to teens.

Meet the Book Fairy

At Pickled Pepper Books, our Book Fairy service puts the magic into gift-giving. Now, you can meet the Book Fairy in person, in our theatre space. A magical and unique experience that kids are sure to love! Come and meet the Book Fairy, who will work her magic to compile a personalised bundle of books based on your child's interests and reading ability. There will be cake & hot chocolate to make this a very special occasion indeed - perfect for celebrating birthdays, Christmas and more!

Book Reviews

Over the summer holidays we ran a book review competition for kids. The winner of the £30 Book Fairy voucher is Raphael, age 7. We loved reading all the entries, and will publish our pick of the best ones on the website soon!

Draw with Rob


Have you been enjoying youtube sensation #DrawWithRob during lockdown? This weekend, illustrator Rob Biddulph will be decorating one of our windows and we've asked him to sign a limited number of copies of his new book 'Dog Gone', the perfect story for boys and girls of 4+, and dog-lovers everywhere, to share with their families! Pre-order your signed copy now!


Pickled Pepper Windows

This month our windows feature The Girl and the Dinosaur by Hollie Hughes and Sarah Massini, and in a first for Pickled Pepper Books, you can watch Hollie Hughes reading 'The Girl and the Dinosaur' on Youtube.

Our second window features Marshmallow Pie by Clara Vulliamy, about grumpy cat Marshmallow Pie and his reluctant pursuit of stardom. Perfect for fans of Toto the Ninja Cat or The Secret Life of Pets.

Do stop by and check them out, or you can find all the books online!