Welcome

Our Mission: To give children and families from less privileged backgrounds and areas of deprivation access to  FREE literature festivals and books.

 

“Reading is education, feeding our imagination in the most pleasurable way.”

Christina Gabbitas

Background

 There are currently over 350 literature festivals in the UK, with less than 10% solely dedicated to children. We would like more emphasis on encouraging children to enjoy books, with an increased number of dedicated children’s festivals in general and concentrating on more deprived and challenging areas.We want to be inclusive, not exclusive – to help our children and communities feel valued. It is our aim to organise and take literature festivals into towns and areas that don’t currently have representation.

We look forward to promoting more children’s events throughout the UK and Ireland.

Children’s Literature Festival Book Awards

Our Festivals

Authors & Illustrators

Patrons
& Trustees