January

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

January

3 January: The Costa Book Awards category award winners were announced on 3 January - congratulations to Katherine Rundell, who won the children's category with The Explorer.

January until February: Don't miss the British Library's exciting Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition! Also, don't forget to check out our What to Read After: Harry Potter feature, which features loads of great recommendations. 

January until 4 March: Don't miss the Quentin Blake and John Yeoman 50 Years of Children's Books exhibition at the House of Illustration in London. This exhibition includes Quentin's very first illustrations for children's literature, which John Yeoman persuaded him to draw in 1960, as well as work from their latest collaboration and 10 projects in between.

January until June: There's a brilliant sounding comics exhibition at Seven Stories in Newcastle. See an eclectic mix of original comic art to impress and inspire all comics fans including Dennis the Menace as drawn in the 1940s and 50s and Captain AmericaWonder WomanSuperman and Hulk as drawn by British artist Ian Churchill. You'll also be able to explore the work of current illustrators such as Laura Ellen Anderson.

15 January: BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award winner Judith Kerr will be taking part in a fundraising concert for the Refugee Council by reading from When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit - it all takes place at London's Royal Festival Hall. You can find out more on their website.

18 January: The winner of the Laugh Out Loud 2017 awards - also known as the LOLLIES - is announced today. The award has been judged by former Children's Laureate and poet Michael Rosen, CBBC presenter Katie Thistleton and the Sunday Times' Children's Books Editor, Nicolette Jones. But that's not all - look out for the launch of the 2018 competition later this month!

18 January: It's Winnie-the-Pooh Day - to celebrate, why not remind yourself why the bear of very little brain was actually full of wisdom?

27 January:  National Storytelling Week begins today and continues until 3 February, so start thinking up your best tales now.