What's happening?

Join us on World Book Day to celebrate books and reading!

We have two wonderful events happening on Thursday 7th March to promote reading, writing and poetry! Author and illustrator Helen Stephens will be delighting Years 1 and 2 from 9.30am, and our patron, poet Michael Rosen will be performing for Key Stage 2 at 1.30pm. Don't miss out, book now!

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Spring performances 2024

Join us for our Spring programme to celebrate the joy of reading. We are broadcasting live digital events on Thursday 7th March to celebrate World Book Day and we'll be running projects in libraries too. See below for more details and to book your place!

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We love poetry at The Children's Bookshow. Enjoy listening to Valerie Bloom talk about how poetry makes her feel.

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 7000 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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