If you are planning an event where you would like Jason to read his books or lead activities related to them, please get in touch through this website or you can find him on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Below is a list of his previous events:
Jason shared all three of his books at the Barnet Christmas Fayre, which, for the first time, had a story-telling tent to promote local authors. The heavy rain almost made the event a washout, but when the rain subsided, families started to turn up to enjoy some rhyming fun.
Jason returned to Our Yard at Clitterhouse Farm to share his books – and his cuddly toys – with toddlers and primary school children at the annual Festive Fair.
Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd November
Jason read his 3 books at a range of events in Gateshead and Sunderland as part of the Northern Children’s Book Festival. He was delighted to help the festival celebrate it’s 40th anniversary, finding out that young readers a long way from home have the same cheeky sense of humour as they do in London.
Jason read his pre-school book, What Can You See?, to children at Rhyme Time events at three libraries in northwest London; Hendon, Colindale and Golders Green, where he’d taken his own children, when they were babies and toddlers themselves.
Jason joined the welcoming folk at Our Yard at Clitterhouse Farm, to celebrate 10 years since they first brought the old farmhouse buildings into community use. Jason’s reading at the anniversary celebration was his most chaotic yet – the audience, that is, not him!
After attending a reading event and signing of Rob Biddulph, one of his favourite children’s authors, Jason tried to put some of the things he learned to the test when he entertained a vocal crowd of children at the latest Rooted event at Our Yard at Clitterhouse Farm.
Jason read What Can You See? and A Zoo In My Shoe as part of the Rooted programme for children at the July Night Market at Our Yard at Clitterhouse Farm. He was joined by the latest addition to his team; a 5ft long cuddly snake, a version of which appears in both books.
Jason ran the book stall at his local school summer fair, where he read and sold his own books as well as selling middle grade books for a local children’s bookshop and hosting staff from the local library, to sign up children for this summer’s Reading Challenge.
Jason held his official launch event for his 3rd book, A Zoo In My Shoe, at the Pickled Pepper children’s bookshop in Crouch End in north London. Guests were treated to a reading and children also enjoyed some drawing activities – and chocolate covered zoo animal biscuits.
Jason was honoured to be part of the wonderful East Finchley Festival in north London. As well as reading What Can You See? and I Like To Put Food In My Welly, he also previewed his upcoming new book, Zoo In My Shoe, to an engaged group of pre-school and primary school children.
Jason was delighted to tease his new book, A Zoo In My Shoe, when he read his earlier books, What Can You See? and I Like To Put Food In My Welly at the wonderful, welcoming Chicken & Frog children’s bookshop in Brentwood in Essex for Independent Bookshop Week.
Jason was excited to mark World Book Day by reading What Can You See? to three classes of reception year children at an infant school in Northwest London. The children enjoyed joining in, pointing to the pictures and finding objects in the book that matched their World Book Day costumes.
Jason joined local traders and musicians at the Clitterhouse Farm Winter Fair, reading his books both privately to passers-by and publicly once the PR system was available! Together with the food, drink and braziers, they all brought warmth to a very chilly December evening.
Friday 11th November
Jason read I Like To Put Food In My Welly to a group of pre-school children and their at the Little Critters playgroup near Brent Cross in northwest London, with such warm temperatures for mid November that they enjoyed the Clitterhouse Farm garden.
Friday 4th November
Sunday 3rd April
Jason read I Like To Put Food In My Welly and ran sessions of activities based on it at the Book Buzz Festival at the Arts Depot cultural centre in North Finchley in north London, as part of a day celebrating books and reading for children.
Jason read both I Like To Put Food In My Welly and What Can You See? to the pre-school room at Bright Horizons Day Nursery in Golders Green, for World Book Day. The children enjoyed it so much, they wanted him to come back every week.
Jason read both I Like To Put Food In My Welly and What Can You See? to children at a popular family-friendly cafe in south Liverpool, The Little Peacock Coffee Shop. Jason was particularly gratified to have the opportunity to share his books with children outside London.
Jason received a warm, Welsh welcome as he signed books at Victoria Bookshop in Haverfordwest in Pemrokeshire. He enjoyed meeting locals who had only recently been allowed to return to shops as Covid restrictions were beginning to be relaxed.
Jason chatted and read his books to customers of the Book Warehouse in Golders Green, one of the few remaining independent bookshops in the area. He held two separate events, to mark the beginning and end of Independent Bookshop Week.
Jason joined another local children’s writer to read his books outside Rea’s Place in Child’s Hill Park, in northwest London, in the first event since Covid restrictions were relaxed. Kamila Hokynkova was joined by the monkey at the heart of her book, Coco’s Adventures.
Thursday 5th March
Jason spent his first World Book Day as a published author reading What Can You See? to 75 Year 1 pupils at Garden Suburb Infant School in northwest London and helping the children with rhyming and learning activities, based on the book.
Thursday 13th February
Reading I Like to Put Food In My Welly to 75 Year 1 pupils at Garden Suburb Infant School in northwest London, helping the children with rhyming and learning activities, based on the book and awarding stickers to those who came up with the best rhymes.
Monday 6th January
Reading and signing of What Can You See? at Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church Playgroup, 11:30am
Monday 16th December
Reading and signing of I Like to Put Food In My Welly and What Can You See? at the Chanukah Party at The Bookworm children’s bookshop in Temple Fortune, NW11.
Monday 11th November
Sunday 10th November
Friday 1st November