Do you love to read to your kids, but get tired of the same old stories?

Are looking for something more contemporary and relatable?

Something that's really engaging your children AND a bit of a laugh for you too?

...Then scroll down to ORDER YOUR COPY of Molly's First Festival!


Let's face it - a music festival can be a big, fun, but kind of intimidating event for families.

Molly's First Festival - the first children's book about the festival experience, independently created by a real festival parent - is here to provide reassurance about what to expect, and to celebrate the amazing range of activities that modern music festivals have to offer though festival familiar sights.

"Children really respond to recognisable experiences and places in their stories. As an illustrator who has spent my career specialising in books with real-life locations in them, I know how useful picture books can be as a way to share memories, and prepare for new experiences.

Since I'm a festival-going mum myself, I wanted to do the same thing for festival loving parents.

So, in 2023, I made this book a reality through crowdfunding with the help of real families, using your own hilarious stories and images - meaning this is truly unique book made just for parents like you."

- Katherine, Author & Illustrator of "Molly's First Festival"

Whether you are a seasoned festival-lover, or you are looking forward to going with your children for the first time - be it Glastonbury, Camp Bestival, Green Man, Latitude, or one of the many smaller festivals - this is the PERFECT story book to share before you go.

And afterwards, what better souvenir to remember all those fab festival times you had over the Summer?


This little independent book has been on an incredible journey.

Just weeks after it was published, Molly's First Festival was picked up by children's TV broadcasters, CBeebies, and recorded as part of a TV Special called 'Dodge's First Festival', which was filmed onsite at the world-famous Glastonbury Festival.

This means that when you buy your copy of Molly's First Festival, your kids can look forward to watching beloved CBeebies presenters Dodge and Evie reading their book whenever they fancy it!

Watch "Dodge's First Festival" on iPlayer, or here on Youtube.


Molly's First Festival has also been on a "festival tour" with CBeebies Bedtime Stories, where TV presenters and celebrities perform readings of children's books in front of a live audience.

To see a list of the past and future live events lined up, go to the Events page.


PAPERBACK EDITION: "Molly's First Festival"
Plus £2.50 P&P to UK only.

Molly is excited - she’s going to a music festival with her family for the first time. But will Mum and Dad love it too?

The story follows Molly, Mum, Dad and baby brother Ted as they make their way through the festival each day, all trying to have as much fun as possible in a crazy new place. It's a funny and honest look at what going to festivals with young children is really like, in all its ups and downs - but ultimately it is about finding joy.

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Bumper Bonus Edition: "Molly's First Festival"
PLUS Festival Play Set

Plus £2.50 P&P to UK only.


Bumper Bonus Edition includes:
- Signed copy of Molly's First Festival
- Personalised Ticket and Lanyard
- Festival Wristband
- Festival Sticker Set
- Printed Activity Pack including; Festival Colouring-in, Dot-to-dot, Make-your-own Origami tent, and Reader Comprehension Activities

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PLEASE NOTE - the play sets are not suitable for babies who are liable to break/chew them. The lanyards have a saftey clasp but I would always recommend that young children are supervised when wearing them.


“We love your book! It built up lots of excitement before the festival, then we read it last night at bedtime to reminisce on all of the special times we had.” - Sarah

"Love this book and the beautiful illustrations! Took my daughter to Glastonbury for the first time last year, and this book is a beautiful, fun reminder. One of my favorite finds!" - Lauren

"Just received my new book. Five minutes in the house and it's already been read to my sleepy toddler. Thank you so much, it's such a beautiful and well-written story" - Carla

"We LOVE our book! Thank you soooooo much! It was read three times over straight from the post, and has been the book of the day ever since!" - Christy


"She loved it sooo much ... she wouldn't take the neck pass off!"

"We loved the personalised lanyards and merch, they are so cute!"

"They immediately wanted to play festivals with it... so it's now around the house in all their little cubby holes, they love it!"


I want to help kids and parents feel confident when going to a festival, so I also run a Facebook group, called The Festival Families Club, which you can join to recieve and share free tips and advice on taking your kids to a festival. Everyone is welcome!

Share your stories at #mollysfirstfestival

Join me on Instagram at @mollysfirstfestival - you can share your own festival photos and drawings using #mollysfirstfestival and I will re-post them on the "Molly's First Festival" social media!

As an independently published book, every order means the world to me.

If you’ve read the book, I would love to hear what you think.
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"Molly's First Festival" - the first children’s book about the family festival experience! By Katherine O'Shea

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