Come along and meet the fabulous Costa Award shortlisted Jenny Pearson as she introduces her new book The Incredible RECORD SMASHERS - a feel-good adventure packed with heart and humour.  

"A comic romp packed with record breaking stunts and satire... genuinely funny"
The Times, Children's Book of the Week - April 2021
"Another authentic, hilarious and touching triumph for Jenny Pearson"
LoveReading4Kids, Book of Month - May 2021

The Incredible Record Smashers is all about two brilliant friends who are desperate to break a world record (they have a very IMPORTANT reason), and its bursting with INCREDIBLE record-breaking facts.

Jenny will take you through the dos and don’ts of smashing a world record – there may be audience participation – and will tell you how you really can do it!

Most of all though, Jenny will tell you that it’s the attempting bit that’s most important and what makes YOU smashing.

When not writing award winning children’s books, the mum of 2 boys teaches Year 4 in the North East of England.

  • Tickets - £5/£3
  • Family Event - for ages 7+

Jenny Pearson’s debut children’s novel from 2020, The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates was The Times Book of the Year, The Sunday Times Book of the Week and the Waterstones Book of the Month. It was also shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book of the Year, the Bradford Boase and the UKLA Book Awards. 


  • Babes in arms go FREE (ticket required)  
  • Children under 12 to be accompanied by an adult 
  • Concession rates apply to under 16’s only


We would like to reassure you that Hexham Book Festival events will be delivered with your safety in mind, and in full accordance to the Government guidelines available at the time.

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