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Wild Wanderers 

Sat 20 Apr, 11:00 am12:00 pm

About the event

Bring your young adventurers along to find out how to become Wild Wanderers with author Dom Conlon. 

With the aid of a giant world map, Dom will take children on a fun and exciting journey through the natural world to find out how hares adapt to climate, how sharks protect the air we breathe, how the wind brings life to the Amazon rainforest and how life without light would be a difficult thing.  

Children will have the chance to join in the adventure and make their very own Wild Wanderer stories to take away.  


Dom Conlon’s Wild Wanderers series is a poetic exploration of ecological diversity and environmental change across the world. Richly illustrated by Anastasia Izlesou, the books have been nominated for both the Carnegie and the Kate Greenaway medals and been celebrated by the Manchester Poetry Library and CLPE. From butterflies and sharks to the wind and the stars, Wild Wanderers books are a wonder of language and art.  

Dom Conlon is the author of the Carnegie and Greenaway-nominated Wild Wanderers series (illustrated by Anastasia Izlesou), the Carnegie and Greenaway-nominated This Rock That Rock (illustrated by Viviane Schwarz), the highly acclaimed Meet Matilda series (illustrated by Heidi Cannon), Welcome to Wild Town (with AF Harrold, illustrated by Korky Paul), and Out There in the Wild (with Nicola Davies and James Carter, illustrated by Diane Catchpole). Behind the scenes, he’s written lots of books for Ladybird and Puffin, as well as contributing to numerous poetry anthologies and magazines. Dom has appeared at festivals across the country, as well as being a frequent guest on BBC Radio. 

Suitable for families with children aged 3 to 7 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult (no more than three children to each adult). 


Access and Covid safety measures: if you have specific access needs or queries and/or prefer to be seated away from other audience members as a Covid safety measure, please contact our Admin at: [email protected] with your request.  


Date: Saturday 20 April 

Time: 11am-12pm 

Venue: Slaithwaite Library, Slaithwaite Town Hall, Cross Street, Slaithwaite HD7 5AF 

Tickets: £5 adult + child, £2 further adult or child tickets, additional siblings U12 months, free 

Age guidance: 3-7 years (all children must be accompanied by an adult) 

For access information, please contact the library on 01484 414 868 

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Sat 20 Apr
11:00 am–12:00 pm
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Slaithwaite Library
Slaithwaite Town Hall, Cross Street, Slaithwaite
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD7 5AF United Kingdom
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01484 414 868