January 2019

Find out about children's book events taking place this January.


7 January: The Costa Book Awards category award winners will be announced on 7 January – who do you think will be this year's children's category winner? David Almond, Candy Gourlay, Matt Killeen or Hilary McKay: we're so glad we're not judging!

17 January: Exploring Children's Literature: Graphic Novels, Yorkshire. Discover how science features in fiction for children and teenagers and broaden your knowledge of children's literature with this event from Just Imagine. Tickets are available on the website here.

18 January: It's Winnie-the-Pooh Day, so celebrate by dipping a spoon into some honey and indulging yourself with a classic tale about this lovable bear.

26 January – 2 February: It's National Storytelling Week – a chance to let your imagination run wild and tell the stories you've always wanted to tell. There will be hundreds of events up and down the country across the whole week, so there will be certainly be something for everyone!

Also in January: The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards (LOLLIES) 2018 winners will be announced. Be prepared to chuckle your socks off and roll on the floor with laughter - there are some corkers in the running for these awards this year.