Children's Book Week

Illustration by Al Murphy


Together, we can inspire children everywhere to love reading

Children's Book Week 2016 ran from 31 October to 4 November 2016.

Every year, we are joined by schools, libraries, children and their parents to celebrate books and reading for pleasure during Children's Book Week.


After all, children who love reading do better at school and are happier, healthier and more resilient.


Spread the joy of reading

Although Children's Book Week is over for this year, there are still lots of ways you can celebrate books on our website.


Great Books Guide 2016

Here is your guide to our favourite children's books from the past year. You can download the full guide as a PDF or find online booklists with books for the following primary school ages: 4-5, 6-7 and 8+.

Children's Book Week for schools and libraries

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


Children's Book Week for families

Find out how your family can get involved in Children's Book Week and celebrate the love of reading.

Time to Read

Time to Read

We want you to read more with your child – yes, even the older ones. Why? Because brilliant things happen when families read together.


All about the Time to Read campaign

Research shows the value of reading

Books to share with older children