Childrens Festivals









September and October 2017

Just two of the many family things going on at the festival for children and young adults.

The Koala Who Could

Author Rachel Bright and illustrator Jim Field present their funny, heart-warming picture books including the award-winning The Koala Who Could and brand new The Squirrels Who Squabbled. There’ll be storytelling, live-drawing and even the opportunity to learn how to draw some of Rachel and Jim’s cute characters!

Fri 6 Oct 2017 4:00pm – 4:45pm

The Hive £6 plus transaction fee*

Gold & Silver Members – 10% off

This event goes on sale to Members on Wed 30 Aug at 1:00pm.
Public booking opens on Wed 06 Sep at 1:00pm

Oi! Kes Gray And Jim Field

Author Kes Gray takes you on a rhyming adventure accompanied by live drawing from Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning Festival illustrator Jim Field at this bonkers event. According to Frog… cats sit on gnats, dogs sit on logs and raccoons sit on macaroons. But wait! Cat doesn’t like sitting on gnats, they keep biting his bottom! Will Frog and Dog help him change the rules?

Sat 7 Oct 2017 10:00am – 11:00am

The Inkpot £6 plus transaction fee*

Gold & Silver Members – 10% off

This event goes on sale to Members on Wed 30 Aug at 1:00pm.
Public booking opens on Wed 06 Sep at 1:00pm


Bath Children’s Literature Festival 2017 – Europe’s largest dedicated children’s literature festival is coming soon….

Friday 29 September – Sunday 8 October 2017

How to Book
Bath Box Office 01225 463362 (open 10.30am- 5pm)
Online here

The National Trust Book Festival for Children

Bookworms wanted for Children’s Book Festival fun

‘Picturing Hetty Feather’ exhibition at The Foundling Museum, London’

This event is running from 26 May 2017 until 03 September 2017. It is next occurring at Sunday 16th July 2017

International Children’s Literature Hay Festival

This year to celebrate the European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017, Hay Festival is going to Denmark.

The inaugural International Children’s Literature Hay Festival (26 – 29 October) will be a pan-European celebration of writing for young people.


Saturday September 23rd 2017 Hinds Plaza Princeton NJ 11am to 4pm

The 2017 Payson Book Festival

Virginia Children’s Book Festival

October 19, 20, 21, 2017
in Farmville, Virginia USA.
Hosted by Longwood University The Virginia Children’s Book Festival is a three-day event in October that brings together authors and illustrators with exciting, dynamic programs to foster the enjoyment of reading among Virginia’s youth.


Mildred Laughlin Festival of Books for Young People – October, biennial – A biennial event sponsored by the Oklahoma Library Association, featuring two authors and one illustrator for children and young adults. 

South Africa

Jozi’s Books & Blogs Fest 2017



Event Date: 
2 September 2017
Event link: 

Event for Readers at Doncaster Library, 687 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster VIC 3108


The StoryArts Festival Ipswich began in 1995 as the Ipswich Festival of Children’s Literature and has been held every two years since then. The festival offers FREE sessions for children and low cost sessions for adults and young adults with an interest in children’s literature such as teachers, librarians, and emerging writers and illustrators.

The festival aims to increase an awareness of the value of the arts in relation to writing and illustration and help build and maintain increased audiences for children’s literature. We plan to inspire young people to buy and read more books and gain an appreciation of the processes involved in writing and illustrating. We also aim to enthuse teachers and parents about the value of stories and encourage them to promote literature to young people. The Ipswich Festival is organized and funded mainly by the Ipswich District Teacher-Librarian Network.

The dates for 2017 are 2-10 September.

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Join us in 2017 for our Celebrate Reading National Conference – The Inside Story on Quality Australian Literature for Children

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