About BgW

‘Books go Walkabout is a global project uniting children with authors across the world’.

It brings an inspirational dimension to reading, literacy and cultural exchange. Children talk with authors across the world’. Books and great stories from different countries are read by children.

We distribute the books, creating an international book purchase and exchange mechanisms within the project…

Contact Sue Martin here to plan your next BgW author event…

We are featuring the work of Joanna Grochowicz in 2018

Review from The Scotsman – Scotland’s national newspaper
20th December 2017. The Scotsman said…

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“I’m just going outside and may be some time” were the last words of Lawrence Oates as, suffering from gangrene and severe frostbite, he stumbled out into a blizzard and died during Scott’s ill-fated return from the South Pole.

Into the White by Joanna Grochowicz (Publ: Allen and Unwin…buy a copy here at BgW) is an astonishing work of narrative non-fiction that charts the fascinating tale of the Terra Nova expedition. Brimming with interesting information and punctuated by original photographs from 1910-13 the reader is grounded in the reality of the story. The personalities of Scott and his crew are vividly brought to life in a way that fully brings home the human tragedy that took place”.

Read more in The Scotsman at: https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/culture/books/book-reviews-the-best-reads-for-teens-this-festive-season-1-4643704

See more of Joanna’s creative work as a non-fiction author for children and young people on the pages of Books go Walkabout

You can find more reviews and testimonials to the work of Joanna on our web pages here.

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Our latest releases and reviews always available on the pages of Book Monitor…


The Children’s Bookshow is an annual tour of children’s authors and illustrators from the UK and abroad.

In 2017 our aim is to delight and inspire children with great poems, beautiful illustrations and gripping storytelling, helping teachers provide their students with a rich and exciting experience of literature and create the readers and writers of tomorrow.

Source:  http://www.thechildrensbookshow.com/index.shtml

Sue Martin of Books go Walkabout was delighted to interview the Finnish author and illustrator, Timo Parvela and Virpi Talvitie, to celebrate this year’s tour.

Buy this book here…you’ll love it!

Their book Bicycling to the Moon is a wonderful story, beautifully illustrated by Virpi, that tells the the story of Purdy the Cat and Barker the Dog.

You can read Sue’s interview with this talented writer and illustrator here.

A wonderful window into great storytelling and the creative process.


Buy this cat and dog hardback feast for the imagination here...

Check out the great interview here on the pages of BgW


Project planning for 2017 – 2018

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Contact Sue here, to explore an author event with BgW…

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How to get started with BgW? See the short presentation below…

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A Kellet School thank you!

We were delighted to be able, as Books go Walkabout, to be part of the recent Book Fest celebrations for the school.

Below is a new short film from Kellet School, thanking contributors to the Annual Fund programme, as well as a short feature on the BgW contribution.  (See us at 2 mins 30 secs)…

Some great images, and the immense  amount of work generated by the Annual Fund programme is a tremendous compliment to this fine school and the enthusiasm of Kellet learners.

An Adobe Spark view of the recent BgW contribution:

Book Fest Hong Kong 2016

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Books and authors around the globe…

Conversations across the globe, with children and authors