Events are a great way to get your whole family excited about books and reading - whether it's a fun festival, a celebration day, a theatre show or a big award.

You can find out about everything that's going on in the world of children's books in our calendar below, compiled by the BookTrust books team. Do let us know on Twitter or email if you think we've missed something!

Please note: This calendar will also be updated with even more exciting events and further details of events already listed below as and when we hear about them.

This calendar was put together before the outbreak of the coronavirus. Please be aware that events are likely to be cancelled or rescheduled - contact the event organisers directly for further details.

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May 2020

There are lots of festivals taking place in May - and it's also time for Elmer Day! Get our full listings here.

June 2020

From Empathy Day to Independent Bookshop Week, find out what will be taking place this June.

July 2020

From more award winners to the return of YALC, find out what's happening in July 2020.

August 2020

From the Edinburgh International Festival to National Book Lovers' Day, find out what will be happening in August.

September 2020

Celebrate Roald Dahl Day, head to some literary festivals and find out what else is happening in September.

October 2020

October is about much more than just Halloween - find out about everything going on in the world of children's books right here.

November 2020

Find out what's taking place in the world of children's books in November (and why you should be celebrating non-fiction!)

December 2020

Feeling festive? Discover details of the fun children's book events taking place this December, which might just help you get in the Christmas spirit.

January 2020

From the Costa Book Awards to Winnie-the-Pooh Day, find out what's happening this January.

February 2020

From Harry Potter Book Night to some prestigious awards, find out what's going on in February.

March 2020

From World Book Day to the London Book Fair, find out about the brilliant events taking place in March.

April 2020

From International Children's Book Day to World Book Night, find out what's happening in April.