The Children's Bookshow is a charity that inspires school children with a love of reading through an annual programme of in-theatre and digital performances and in-school workshops with the very best authors and illustrators from around the world.
Autumn performances 2023
We are busy finalising our autumn programme. Booking will open on 19 April! More performances will be announced very soon - watch this space!
- Ele Fountain performance, London, Friday 29th September
- Yasmeen Ismail performance, Exeter, Tuesday 3rd October
- Michael Rosen performance, Peterborough, Wednesday 4th October
- Benji Davies performance, Wolverhampton, Thursday 5th October
- Owen Sheers and Helen Stephens performance, Coventry, Thursday 12th October
- Alexis Deacon performance, Hull, Monday 16th October
- Jan Blake performance, Bristol, Tuesday 31st October
- Kate Wakeling and Elīna Brasliņa performance, Ipswich, Thursday 2nd November
- Satoshi Kitamura performance, Sheffield, Monday 6th November
- Frank Cottrell-Boyce performance, Blackpool, Tuesday 7th November
- Marta Altés performance, Milton Keynes, Monday 13th November
- Anna Woltz performance, London, Thursday 16th November
- John Agard and Grace Nichols performance, Newcastle, Friday 17th November
We've been busy at The Children's Bookshow...
Keep up-to-date with what we're doing
During term time we send regular newsletters with an update on what The Children's Bookshow is doing. It could be a book of the week focus, news from our events team, a reading list of our current favourites and activities for children to do at home. Sign up below. You can discover more about great children's books 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 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.