Children’s Book Festivals and Events

Literary festivals and events
Children’s book festivals and events – below is a calendared list of children’s book festivals, events, and wider movements and causes that are ideal for schools to promote to primary and secondary-aged pupils in the context of literature and opportunities for creative writing.

There is a range of single-day, week-long, and themed months to help school leaders and coordinators create whole-school awareness and target particular causes each term.

Enlivening a curriculum throughout the year with gifted and talented opportunities and exit pathways is essential to promoting literacy across a school. If you would like your event or festival added to this list, do let us know.













All year round / undated / not annual

For more competitions and events, have a look at our children’s competitions for public speaking and reading aloud, our list of children’s literature awards, our recommended children’s writing competitions and our suggested GCSE revision books for English language and literature exams.
This page was last updated on Aug 19, 2022 @ 1:52 am.

About Tom Tolkien

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Tom Tolkien is an experienced teacher and educational consultant who taught for 20 years in primary and secondary schools, including Woodleigh School in North Yorkshire, where he was Head of English and ran a 4000 book prep school library for pupils aged 3-13. He now reviews books for children and teens. Social profiles: Twitter | Linkedin