Covid-19 Update

Due to the unprecedented situation with Covid-19/Coronavirus we have decided to postpone this year's programme of theatre events and school workshops, but we will be back in theatres and schools in Spring 2021 with some wonderful writers, illustrators and poets.

Now, more than ever, we need uplifting stories and ways to stay connected. We are sharing some of our favourite ideas to help you, parents, children and teachers, discover great children's books and all the joy they give. Check out our What's Happening? section.

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Michael Rosen, patron of The Children’s Bookshow

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'.

Michael Rosen, patron of The Children’s Bookshow


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.

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The Children's Bookshow at the European Commission presents Michael Rosen and author and illustrator Jean-Francois Dumont's book 'The Geese March in Step'.