Our Mission – To give children and families from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities an equal opportunity to have access to books attending a reading/literature festival.
There are currently over 350 literature festivals in the UK with less than 10% solely dedicated to children. We would like more emphasis on encouraging children, with an increased number of dedicated children’s festivals.
Over the coming months, we would like to promote literature/reading festivals with a child's element in the UK. If you would like to promote yours, large or small, please complete the form on the contact page.
It is our aim to organise and take reading festivals into Towns and areas that don't currently have representation. This will be a work in progress. If you are available to offer any help or have any ideas that will help take some of these forward, we would be very grateful.
We would also like to know if you are thinking of setting up a festival in a new area. Please contact us and we will be happy to assist or advise wherever we can.
We are currently looking for more ambassadors, to help us encourage children reading from an early age
Ursula Hurst (illustrator)
Jan-Apr - An invitation to capture the primary school nation www.poemsandpictures.co.uk/competition
13-24 Feb - Imagine Childrens Festival
21-23 Feb - Brentwood Children's Literary Festival
26 - 30 Mar - Selby Children's Literature Festival FREE
1-31 Mar - Essex Book Festival
21-31 Mar - Huddersfield Literature Festival
14-24 Mar - Bourneville Bookfest
30 Mar - 7 Apr - Oxford Literary Festival
18 - 22 Jun - Blackburn Literature Festival - FREE
Find out when the next Reading Festival is taking place on the full festivals listing page
Special thanks to Ric Lumb who provided the illustrations for the website and initiative - www.puttycad.co.uk