May 2020

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


All month: May is National Share-a-Story Month so make sure you take the opportunity to enjoy some tales!

2-24 May: It's time for the always-exciting Brighton Festival! Lemn Sissay is the guest director this year, so there will undoubtedly be some treats in store.

7-10 May: The Chiddingstone Literary Festival takes place over these dates - we're looking forward to finding out what's in store for little bookworms.

9-17 May: The Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival will be held, and how could it be anything other than brilliant when it's held in Shakespeare's hometown?

16-17 May: The 8th biennial Linton Children’s Book Festival in South Cambridgeshire.

15-24 May: The Bath Literature Festival is always a treat, so we can't wait to find out what events to expect this time around.

20-31 May: There are undoubtedly some really fun things planned for little ones as the Edinburgh International Children's Festival takes place.

21-31 May: The most anticipated literary festival of the calendar, Hay Festival will be kicking off with another two weeks of top bookish action - it's not to be missed!

25 May: Woohoo, it's Elmer Day! Our favourite patchwork elephant has his very own day, because, well, he's just so awesome.

26 May: The winner of the Jhalak Prize will be announced today.

Also in May: Look forward to the British Book Industry Awards, the Leeds Book Awards and the Southbank Centre Literature Season.