Events

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.

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June 2019

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

July 2019

From more award winners to the return of YALC, find out what's happening in July 2019.

August 2019

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

September 2019

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

October 2019

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

November 2019

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

December 2019

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 2019

From a National Storytelling Week to Winnie-the-Pooh Day, find out what's happening this January.

February 2019

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

March 2019

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

April 2019

From some exciting festivals to the Federation of Children's Book Groups conference, find out what's happening in April.

May 2019

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

BookTrust events

Children's Laureate events

Would you like to see Lauren Child and the former Waterstones Children's Laureates? If so, why not head along to one of a number of events this year.

Cynadleddau Ymarferwyr Blynyddoedd Cynnar y BookTrust Cymru

Ymunwch â ni’r hydref hwn yn ein Cynadleddau Ymarferwyr Blynyddoedd Cynnar i gael llond gwlad o syniadau ymarferol ac adnoddau i’w defnyddio yn eich lleoliadau chi. Cofrestrwch heddiw.

Start the Story highlights

Find out the learnings from our free Start the Story events last year across nine cities, reaching over 400 primary and secondary teachers and school librarians.