Bath Children’s Literature Festival: Schools Programme

Every year, we programme a week of fantastic events especially for schools and home educated children. We fill the Guildhall in Bath with an array of amazing authors, illustrators and poets and the energy of hundreds of children. There are fact-finding missions, songs, drawing and more than a few laughs along the way. Our aim is to spark and inspire young imaginations, offer fascinating insights into the world of books and celebrate the joy of reading.

Over the years, we have been lucky enough to welcome celebrated authors, poets and illustrators such as Julia Donaldson, Cressida Cowell, Michael Rosen, Chris Riddell and John Agard to our stage.

Reading is Magic Festival

In 2020, we were saddened not only for the cancellation of Bath Children’s Literature Festival, but for all the children’s book festivals who were having to cancel due to Covid-19. We love how each year Bath comes alive with children’s authors and illustrators from far and wide and were particularly disappointed for all the school children who come to the festival that would miss out! So, we decided if they could not come to us, we would create a festival that could come to them. Just like a story our ideas grew, and we thought that if we are going digital then anyone can join in the festival fun. We created a festival collaboration of amazing book festivals from the UK and internationally to bring an amazing schools and family programme, all free and available for everyone, everywhere. Find out more