Children's Book Festivals

Know of or run a literature festival of interest to children's reading and development? Please get in touch and submit details for a FREE listing here. You can use the form on the Contact page or simply email us with a link to: info@childrensreadingfestivals.com

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September 2018

13th-17th September - Chiswick Children's Book festival Website

19th-23rd September Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival Website

21st-29th September - Appledore Book Festival, DevonWebsite

22nd SeptemberRyedale Book Festival - Website

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27-30 Sept. - Broughton Hall Children's Literature Festival Website

28th-2nd October Bath Children's Literature Festival - Website

28th - 14th October Ilkley Literature Festival - Website

October 2018

13 Oct Lisburn Young People's International Literature Festival

Henley Children's FestivalWebsite

Cheltenham Literature Festival - Website

Durham Book Festival - Website

Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival Website

Dundee Literary Festival Website

Children's Illustrated Book Festival, LoughboroughWebsite

Berwick Literary Festival - Website

Leeds Big Bookend Festival - Website

Cardiff Kids Lit Fest - Launch Website

Shrewbury Bookfest Website

Stream - South London Book Festival - Website

Thought Bubble Website



November 2017

20 NovBanbury Literary Live Website

Bridport Literary Festival - Website

NCBF Northern Children's Book Festival - Website

South Ken Kids Festival - Website

Books On Tyne - Website

Book Week Scotland - Website


December 2017

9 Dec - Christmas Mischief: Stories with Santa’s Elves - Liverpool

January 2018

Jan-April - An invitation to capture the primary school nation Website 

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February 2018

7-18 Feb - Imagine Childrens Festival - Website

24 Feb - Between the Lines SheffieldWebsite
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March 2018

26th - 30th March - Selby Children's Literature Festival FREE www.childrensreadingfestivals.com

1-31 Mar - Essex Book Festival - Website

2-10 Mar - Tamworth Literary Festival Website

8-18 Mar - Huddersfield Literature Festival - Website

10 Mar - HLF at HTAFC - The Snow Lion - Website

15-25 Mar - Bourneville Bookfest  - Website

15-26 Mar - York Literature Festival  Website

17-25 Mar - Oxford Literary Festival - Website

April 2018

22-29 April - Stratford-Upon-Avon Literary Festival - Website

 

May 2018

4 MayShrewsbury BookfestWebsite

6-8 May - Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival - Website

12 May - Pontypridd Children's Book Festival - Website

12-13 May - Barnes Kids Literature Festival - Website

19-20 May - Linton Children's Book Festival Website

24 May-3 Jun - Hay Festival Website

June 2018

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18th- 22nd Jun 2019 - Blackburn Children's Reading Festival Website FREE EVENT

26th - 30th June - The Big Malarkey Festival, Hull

1-3 Jun Wychwood Festival Website

28-30 Jun - Lancashire Science Festival - Website

29 Jun-8 Jul - Bradford Literature Festival Website

Manchester Childrens Book FestivalWebsite

Word Pool Festival Blackpool Website

Wicked Young Writer Awards Website 

 

 

July 2018

Bradford on Avon Mini Book Festival Website

Inspired Words Festival Norwich Website

Brentwood Children's Literary Festival - Website

August 2018

t.b.a. - Wychwood Festival - Website

t.b.a. - Edinburgh International Book Festival - Website

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2019

Jan-Apr - An invitation to capture the primary school nation www.poemsandpictures.co.uk/competition

26 - 30 Mar - Selby, Literature Festival - FREE

18th - 22nd June - Blackburn Literature Festival - FREE

15-25 Mar - Bourneville Bookfest

17-25 Mar - Oxford Literary Festival

15-26 Mar - York Literature Festival

22-29 April - Stratford-Upon-Avon Literary Festival

4 May - Shrewsbury Bookfest

6-8 May - Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival

12 May - Pontypridd Children's Book Festival

12-13 May - Barnes Kids Literature Festival

19-20 May - Linton Children's Book Festival

24 May-3 Jun - Hay Festival

20-23 Jun - Blackburn Children's Reading Festival


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