Children's Book Week

Children's Book Week

History

Children’s Book Week is an annual celebration of reading for pleasure for children that has been running for over 80 years.

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Children's Book Week 2014

This year, Children's Book Week took place between 30 June - 4 July. Schools, libraries and other venues all over the UK hosted their own events and activities during the week, aimed at encouraging children to enjoy reading for pleasure, explore libraries and bookshops, and even start writing themselves.

 

Children's Book Week 2014 resources

Each year, Booktrust makes available a range of resources for teachers and librarians, including fun activity ideas and book recommendations to help schools and libraries to plan their own celebrations of reading for pleasure - whether during Children's Book Week itself, or at other times of the year.

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Best Book Awards

As part of Children's Book Week 2014, we hosted the Best Books Bash on 2 July, where we announced the winners of the inaugural Booktrust Best Book Awards with Amazon Kindle.

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Follow Children's Book Week

Follow @Booktrust on Twitter and look out for the hashtag #bestbookawards for all the latest news. You can also use #childrensbookweek to tune in to what is going on for Children's Book Week.

Please contact cbw@booktrust.org.uk for further information.

Best Book Awards

The winners of the Booktrust Best Book Awards with Amazon Kindle will be announced during Children's Book Week 2014.

Find out more about Children's Book Week

Find more information and background to Children's Book Week, including how the week has been celebrated in schools, libraries and venues across the country in recent years.

Children's Book Week 2014 resources

Discover a range of Children's Book Week resources to help you plan a celebration of reading for pleasure in your school, library or bookshop.

Best Book Guide 2014

We've collected the best books from the past  year in this handy guide that recommends the best books in the following categories: 0-5 years; 6-8 years; 9-11 years; 12-14 years; 14 years and over.

Booktrust's 100 Best Books

Children's Book Week 2013 brought our list of the 100 best children's books (ever!) Explore the ultimate list of the 100 books to read before you're 14.

How many have you read?

With your help we made a list of the 100 best children's books from the past 100 years. Take the quizzes below to see how many you've read!