Storyfest: Hartfield Children’s Book Festival

About Us

As children, we were all avid bookworms, and through our love of reading have created Storyfest, a family friendly event, bringing award-winning authors and illustrators to Hartfield and inspiring our children to get hooked on books.


Emma Stillwell


Name:  Emma Stillwell
Favourite Books:  Malorie Towers, The Secret Seven, Little Women
Favourite Toy: Space Hopper
Favourite Sweets: Spangles




Name: Buff Baughan
Favourite Books: Ant and Bee, The Children of Green Knowe, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Favourite Toy:
Favourite Sweets: White Chocolate Mice



Sally Payner


Name: Sally Paynter
Favourite Books: A Traveller in Time, Gobbolino the Witches Cat, Milly Molly Mandy
Favourite Toy: my red Raleigh Tomahawk bike
Favourite Sweets: Texan Bar


Tam Weaver


Name: Tam Weaver
Favourite Books: James and the Giant Peach, The Magic Faraway Tree, The Secret Garden
Favourite Toy: Lego
Favourite Sweets: Soor Plooms








Name: Mandy Waller
Favourite Books: Anne of Green Gables
Favourite Toy: Swingball
Favourite Sweets: Sherbet Dib Dabs (with lollipop NOT liquorice)