Children's Book Week

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

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


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 this October

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


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

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)