September 2019

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


8 September: Champion the importance of literacy as a human right with UNESCO's International Literacy Day.

12-16 September: Chiswick Book Festival includes a specific Children's Festival that will feature inspiring talks and workshops.

13 September: Release your inner Matilda and help celebrate Roald Dahl Day with a scrumptious fudgemallow delight or a giant peach.

18-22 September: Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival promises to bring lots of well-known authors in both adult and children's books to South Devon - it should be a weekend to remember.

20-28 September: The second literary festival in Devon of the month, Appledore Book Festival brings more authors to another coastal community with one aim: to increase the enjoyment of reading.

27 September-6 October: It's time for the Bath Children's Literature Festival – keep an eye on the website for which authors and illustrators will be appearing this year.

28 September-6 October: Henley Literary Festival will be taking place again: stay tuned for more details.

28-29 September: Only in its second year, Broughton Hall Children's Literature Festival will be back in 2019. It emphasises the positive effect that reading can have on children's mental wellbeing - we'll have to wait and see which authors are taking part this year.

30 September: Happy International Translation Day!

Also in September: The Autumn Children's Book Show will take place... The winner of the Klaus Flugge Prize will be announced.