Celebrate Children's Book Week

Every year, we encourage schools and libraries to inspire children everywhere to love reading for fun. Could YOU hold a special book week near you?

There are no set dates for Children's Book Week. You can hold your celebrations at whichever time fits best with your school calendar. Perhaps you want to have some extra fun around World Book Day? Or maybe you’d rather cheer on books during the autumn term. It’s entirely up to you!

Whenever you hold your celebrations, you’re in the right place for inspiration: here, you can find lots of fun ideas, reading tips and resources for the classroom.

Make sure you also check out the Great Books Guide, which showcases our favourite reads of the year. It's a great inspiration for any book-related activities! Physical copies of the new Great Books Guide will arrive at primary schools from the start of the Autumn term.

Great Books Guide

Our 100 favourite children's books from the past year, for teeny babies all the way up to 11 year olds. The right book is what a child wants to read – and we hope this guide helps you find it. 

View the Great Books Guide

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Creative ways to celebrate Children's Book Week

Get involved with Children's Book Week and celebrate the joys of reading at your school or library.

Take a CBeebies live lesson

BookTrust teams up with CBeebies on an interactive lesson on storytelling: for children at primary school, aged 5-7.

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Arrange an author visit

Invite an author to your school

Here's how to get an author or illustrator to visit your school and inspire your pupils.

Great Books Guide

Check out our Great Books Guide

Your guide to our favourite children's books from the past year: download as a PDF or find online booklists split by age group.

Resources to use

Find out about our resources

From fun lesson plans to posters for your children's centre, find out more and search for resources which are right for you.

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See what's going on

Check out all the latest events from BookTrust and others which we think you might be interested in.

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