BookTrust Children's Book Week

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Children's Book Week will next run from 31 October to 6 November 2016.

Every year, we are joined by schools, libraries, children and their parents to celebrate books and reading for pleasure.


Last year's resources

Find out about BookTrust's Lifetime Achievement Award, which was awarded to Shirley Hughes.


See our Shirley Hughes booklist for a reminder of the great books Shirley has brought us.


Check out our Best Book Guide. We celebrate the very best children's books from the past year. It includes books for the very youngest to books for young adults.


Get involved

Follow @Booktrust on Twitter. You can also use #childrensbookweek to tune into what is going on for Children's Book Week. Please contact for further information.


We would love it if you would join us to celebrate books and spread the joy of reading with us. Find information on how you could get involved below. Let us know what you're planning on Twitter and Facebook.


Children's Book Week 2015 Posters - illustrations by Chris Riddell


You can now download posters illustrated by Children's Laureate Chris Riddell. Print out and display to share your love of reading and celebrate Children's Book Week. Just see our resources page to download these posters.


For more information on how to celebrate Children's Book Week for families and schools, please see the links below.

Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award

The winner of our first ever Lifetime Achievement Award winner is Shirley Hughes OBE, author and illustrator of more than 200 cherished children’s books.

Best Book Guide 2015

Here is your guide to the best children's books from the past year. You can download the full guide as a PDF or find online booklists with the best books for the following ages: 0-5; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 14+.

Children's Book Week for schools and libraries

Find out how your school, library or bookshop can get involved with Book Trust Children's Book Week.


(Illustration by Lydia Monks)

Children's Book Week for families

Find out how your family can get involved in Book Trust Children's Book Week.


(Illustration by Rebecca Cobb)