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CANCELLED: Emma Beswetherick – Essex Book Festival

Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Braintree, Cressing, Essex, CM77 8PD, June 25, 2022 2:00 pm

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Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to the transport strikes this week.

The Honeybee Treasure Hunt – Children’s Workshop

Meet Emma Beswetherick, author of Playdate Adventures –an enchanting series of books featuring 4 best friends as they work together to save the planet.

Delight in this fun interactive session for children to learn more about honeybees and even design your own bug hotel.

For ages: 5-8 years

The Honeybee Treasure Hunt

Join Katy, Cassie, Zia and Luca as they work together to save the planet… one adventure at a time

Eager to learn more about honeybees, the friends shrink themselves down to take a closer look. But when they find a lost bee in a sticky situation, the miniature adventure turns out to be their biggest yet!

With the threat of pesticides and loss of habitat, the group discover how dangerous the world can be – if you’re a bee.

Published in paperback by Rock the Boat, 2nd June 2022, Ages 5–8, Illustrated by Anna Woodbine

The Playdate Adventures

… is a series of chapter books aimed at 5- to 8-year-olds. Join four friends – and their cat – on a playdate, where the magic of their imaginations makes their pretend adventures come to life. Every story takes the girls on an unforgettable journey where they learn not only about the value of friendship, but also about the ecological issues facing our planet today.

With each title covering a different theme – from plastic in the oceans to deforestation, litter on our streets to climate change, and on water conservation here – this series is sure to entertain and inform young readers. The books tie in brilliantly with the environmental topics covered by both the KS1 and KS2 curriculums.

Praise for the Playdate Adventure series:

‘Every young girl should read this series!’ Amanda Holden

‘An empowering, magical read.’ Herald

‘Free of unicorns and princesses, it’s fun, empowering fiction for 5- to 8-year olds.’ David Nicholls, author of One Day


Emma Beswetherick is the mother of young children and wanted to write exciting, inspirational and enabling adventure stories to share with them. Emma works in publishing and lives in London with her family and two ragdoll cats, one of whom was the inspiration for Thunder.

Emma can be found on Twitter @EBeswetherick, Instagram @emmabeswetherick and  on Facebook @Emma.beswetherick


Photo of Emma Beswetherick © Heather Neilson

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