Find out about children's book events taking place this August.
3-27 August: It's time for the Edinburgh International Festival, always a highlight of any year, and the Book Festival runs from August 11-27. Details of the main festival are now available on the website, and information on the Book Festival is also up. There is absolutely loads to enjoy, from rhymetimes to writing workshops to storytelling and stars like David Walliams, Chris Riddell, Abi Elphinstone, Julia Donaldson, Sophy Henn, Harry Hill, Ed Vere, Adrian Edmondson, Pamela Butchart, Sarah McIntyre, Juno Dawson, Philip Reeve, Frank Cottrell Boyce, MG Leonard, Cressida Cowell and - frankly - far too many more brilliant people to mention. (If it all gets too much, you can even enjoy a Yoga Babies session with illustrator Sheena Dempsey.)
9 August: It's National Book Lovers Day, so make sure you find time to curl up with one of your favourites.
17-19 August: The Just So Festival kicks off at Rode Hall in Cheshire this weekend. More details of what's going on are available on the website.