Do you have a little one who’s afraid of the dark? Emily Haworth-Booth’s The King Who Banned the Dark may be the perfect book to combat night-time frights.

A prince spends his childhood terrified of the dark, and when he grows up to be king he bans the dark completely, installing an artificial sun and enforcing “anti-dark” laws. He soon learns that we need the dark in order to enjoy the light and finds the courage to face his fears.

Join Emily for this interactive storytelling event where kids will have a chance to ask questions, get involved and even create a cover for their very own book.

About The Author

Emily Haworth Booth

Emily Haworth-Booth is an author-illustrator whose picturebook The King Who Banned the Dark was a Guardian Children’s Book of the Month and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2019. She won the Observer Graphic Short Story Prize in 2013 and teaches graphic novel courses at the Royal Drawing School.