Saddleworth Children’s Book Group


 Next Event!

Saviour Pirotta is celebrating Non-Fiction November with us! He will be telling us all about Ancient Greeks and Myths and we’ll have a chance to make our own non-fiction books. Come and meet this best-selling author of over one hundred books! There will be an opportunity for Saviour to sign books too. Ancient Greek dressing up highly recommended!

A raffle with bags of books to be won.

And plenty of non-fiction cakes, as always.

Suggested age: 6+

Tickets members: £4.50 per child non-members: £5.50 per child

To book tickets, please email

Past Events

We celebrated National Share-A-Story Month with its theme of Stories in Unusual Places with the The Castleshaw Quest!

We are going to a nearby reservoir at Castleshaw to complete a Quest: a family-walk where we follow a trail inspired by the landscape to save the reservoir from an evil toad! A local artist has come up with this trail and she’ll be leading us.

Contact Kate Breitholtz for more information

Events in 2015

National Share-a-Story Month event  
Saturday June 27th, 2.00 – 3.30pm
at Sandy Lane Church in Dobcross.

For our Viking Dragon themed event, we will have a dragon lair, complete with dragon eggs, where a storyteller will be telling dragon-y tales for the younger members. Meanwhile, the older members (aged 8 to 11) will be writing in Dragon runes, designing dragons for an SCBG Big Book of Dragons, taking part in a Viking dragon quiz and sharing their favourite dragon books.

We will also have a Dragon cafe with Helmet cupcakes, Dragon popcorn, Battle axes and Fire Cake.
Previous events


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Thank you to Usborne who have kindly donated non-fiction books about the First World War.
Come along this Saturday to win some as prizes!



On Saturday 7th June, the Telling Tales storyteller, Susanna Meese, came to tell us her Creepy House Tales. As well as making the room jump in fright, Susanna guided the children through making their own spooky story:

It was another great turn out and the children were a wonderful audience.



Launch party success!
Saddleworth CBG’s launch party was a great success! Fifty eight children signed up as members and brought their families and friends… Very busy indeed.
Mr Willy Wonka turned up as a surprise guest! He gave out Golden Tickets and chocolates to children who completed the quiz.  Book group members designed sweets and ice creams with imagination and flair, as well as making top hats fit for the most glamorous of Dahl occasions.  Willy Wonka judged all the design competitions and there were lots of books as prizes, some donated by Waterstones Oldham. Local Yorkshire author Roddy Brooks  came to the event and donated two copies of his book, The Journey, which he signed for lucky winners.
Children built a Great Glass Elevator, which became a popular play area for the entire event, and there were Augustus Gloop and Mike Teavee games to join in with too.
After all the crafts and games, storytelling and building, there was a chance for all the children to try Wonka’s Whipple Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight and many children also took home Stickjaw Toffee, for talkative parents.
All in all, it was a happy party atmosphere and there has been a lot of positive feedback from parents saying how much their children enjoyed it and they’re looking forward to next month’s event.

To find out more about Saddleworth Children’s Book Group please contact Kate on

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