Children's Bookshow Digital Festival 2021
We've programmed six brilliant LIVE digital author events over three days to celebrate World Book Day, and to encourage children to love reading and books. See below for more details and register now!
- Michael Rosen's live digital performance, Online, Wednesday 3rd March
- Kwame Alexander's live digital performance, Online, Wednesday 3rd March
- Catherine Johnson in conversation, live with Nicolette Jones, Online, Thursday 4th March
- Daniel Morden's live digital performance, Online, Thursday 4th March
- Neal Layton's live digital performance, Online, Friday 5th March
- Jo Empson's live digital performance, Online, Friday 5th March
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Bookshow at Home with Daniel Morden
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Due to the unprecedented situation with Covid-19/Coronavirus we had to postpone the 2020 programme of theatre events and school workshops, but we will be back in theatres and schools this Autumn with some wonderful writers, illustrators and poets.
In the meantime, we have programmed a Live Digital Festival to both support our artists and to bring the joy of reading and books to children and teachers direct into their classrooms.
All through this ongoing crisis we know that books have been an invaluable help for children, their parents and teachers. Our children need the joy and comfort that books can bring more than ever before. The Children's Bookshow finds the best books currently available from publishers of award-winning illustrators and writers from all around the world and wants to share them with you, and all sorts of ways for you to engage with them.
Discover great children's books and all the joy they give by exploring our website and looking especially at our What's Happening? section.
The Children's Bookshow takes children's authors to meet tens of thousands of children, introducing the children to how and why writers write, illustrators illustrate. They give children insights into how they too can transform thoughts and feelings into words and pictures. This is not simply a matter of it being enjoyable, it's a necessary part of what we understand by the word 'education'.
This year The Children's Bookshow will give over 3000 children participating in our programme a free, signed copy of the author's book to take home, thanks to the generous support of Unwin Charitable Trust.