Events

Events are a great way to get your whole family excited about books and reading - whether it's a fun festival, a celebration day, a theatre show or a big award.

You can find out about everything that's going on in the world of children's books in our calendar below, compiled by Emily Drabble. Do let us know on Twitter or email if you think we've missed something!

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November 2018

Find out what's taking place in the world of children's books in November (and why you should be celebrating non-fiction!)

December 2018

Feeling festive? Discover details of the fun children's book events taking place this December, which might just help you get in the Christmas spirit.

January 2018

From a Quentin Blake exhibition to Winnie-the-Pooh Day, find out what's happening this January.

February 2018

Get information about the STORYSTOCK festival, awards shortlist announcements and much more in our event listings for February.

March 2018

Find out when the Blue Peter Book Awards winners will be announced and what will be happening at the Oxford Literary Festival in our March listings.

April 2018

April begins with International Children's Book Day and continues with some fabulous family festivals - find out what's going on here.

May 2018

The iconic Hay Festival kicks off this month, but that's not all - there are plenty of events for the whole family to enjoy. Find out what's happening in May here.

June 2018

The winners of the prestigious Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals will be announced this month - but what else is happening in June? Find out here.

July 2018

It's time for the Summer Reading Challenge! Find out more about that and July's other exciting children's book events here.

August 2018

Find out what's happening at the Edinburgh International Festival in August, along with other fun family events.

September 2018

Discover September's brilliant children's book events, including how you can see the UK Laureate Lauren Child and Irish Laureate Sarah Crossan together and much more.

October 2018

October is about much more than just Halloween - find out about everything going on in the world of children's books right here.

BookTrust events

Children's Laureate events

Would you like to see the Waterstones Children’s Laureate Lauren Child? If so, why not head along to one of the number of events Lauren will be at this year.

BookTrust Cymru Early Years Practitioner Conferences 2018

Join us at our Early Years Practitioner Conferences this autumn for lots of practical ideas and resources to use in your settings. Register today.

Start the Story highlights

Find out the learnings from our free Start the Story events last year across nine cities, reaching over 400 primary and secondary teachers and school librarians.