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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January 2019

Jan-April - An invitation to capture the primary school nation - Website
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February 2019

13-24 Feb - Imagine Childrens Festival - Website

21-23 Feb - Brentwood Children's Literary Festival - Website

March 2019

CLF Enhanced Listing - 2019 CLF Selby.jpg26th - 30th March - Selby Children's Literature Festival FREE www.childrensreadingfestivals.com

1-31 Mar - Essex Book Festival - Website

21-31 Mar - Huddersfield Literature Festival - Website

14-24 Mar - Bourneville Bookfest  - Website

30 Mar - 7 Apr - Oxford Literary Festival - Website

Tamworth Literary Festival - Website

York Literature Festival  - Website

April 2019

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7 April - Between the Lines Sheffield - Website

28 Apr - 5 May - Stratford-Upon-Avon Literary Festival - Website

May 2019

4-5 May - Shrewsbury Bookfest - Website

4-7 May - Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival - Website

11-12 May - Barnes Kids Literature Festival - Website

18 May - Pontypridd Children's Book Festival -Website

23 May-2 Jun - Hay Festival - Website

31 May - 2 Jun Wychwood Festival Website

June 2018

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22 Jun - Whizz Fizz Fest - Website

23 Jun - Manchester Childrens Book Festival - Website

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

26 Jun-7 Jul - Bradford Literature Festival - Website

27-29 Jun - Lancashire Science Festival - Website

July 2019

11-14 July - Buckfast Abbey Children's Book Festival Website

August 2019

t.b.a. - Wychwood Festival - Website

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

September 2019

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 2019

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 2019

19-25 Nov - South Ken Kids Festival - Website

20 NovBanbury Literary Live Website

Bridport Literary Festival - Website

NCBF Northern Children's Book Festival - Website

Books On Tyne - Website

Book Week Scotland - Website


December 2019

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

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2019

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

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

7 April - Between the Lines Sheffield

28 Apr - 5 May - Stratford-Upon-Avon Literary Festival


18 - 22 Jun - Blackburn Literature Festival - FREE




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