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  • Review: Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner

    Our latest book review is from Jess, one of the Young Curators who has been working with us to help programme festival events: Sometimes prize-winning books can be disappointing but Maggot Moon deserves every bit of success it’s had with the 2012 Costa Prize for Children and CILIP Carnegie medal 2013. When I originally saw […]

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  • Review: Nothing By Janne Teller

    One of our fabulous Young Curator’s, Roseanna, has recently read Nothing by Danish author Janne Teller and has written a review for us: Nothing, by Janne Teller, is about a boy of around age 14 called Pierre Anthon. When Pierre decides that ‘nothing is worth doing because nothing means anything anyway’ he leaves his classroom, climbs […]

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  • Waterstones Circus Performer Competition

    This year the Bath Children’s Literature Festival’s Big Bath Read is off to the circus and we want you to get involved. To be in with a chance of winning these fantastic prizes just draw a circus performer, anything from a trapeze artist to a clown, and hand it to a member of staff at […]

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  • Young Reviewer: Ben from Paragon School

    Hello my name is Ben. I am 10 years old and I am writing about Bath Children’s Literature Festival for the Paragon School. I love reading and my favourite books include the complete Lord Of The Rings, The Hobbit and the Harry Potter series. I particularly like thrillers and mystery books, especially when there is […]

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  • Paragon School look ahead to the Festival

    THE TELEGRAPH CHILDREN’S BATH LITERATURE FESTIVAL by Genevieve, aged 10 from The Paragon School 24th July 2013 This year’s Literature Festival brochure gives a smart and fun impression.  As I was flicking through the booklet I came across many exciting and intriguing events – both educational and inspiring activities. For the 10+ age group Geraldine […]

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  • Bath Box Office is closed on Thursday 15 August

    Bath Box Office is closed on Thursday 15 August for essential server maintainance.  This means that there are no ticket sales for the Telegraph Bath Children’s Literature Festival either in person, over the phone or online. Between 14-16th August there may be temporary disruption to our service, and on the 15th August the box office […]

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  • Meet The Young Curators

    As part of Bath Festivals Learning and Participation programme we’ve been working with a brilliant team of young people from Wellsway School who have been busy developing ideas for events at this year’s Telegraph Bath Children’s Literature Festival. They’ve helped to programme two debates centred around topics important to them. In the first, Is Our […]

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  • Creative Writing Competition

    Are you a budding storyteller entering Year 7 in September 2013? Then this competition is for you! Dauntsey’s School, in association with the Telegraph Bath Children’s Literature Festival, is launching a creative writing competition called ‘Lexicon’. All ‘Lexicon’ entries will be judged by Dauntsey’s English Department, working with award-winning author, and the festival’s Guest Artistic Director, David […]

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  • Malorie Blackman is the new Children’s Laureate

    We are thrilled to hear that Malorie Blackman has been appointed the new Children’s Laureate. The role of Children’s Laureate is awarded once every two years to an eminent writer or illustrator of children’s books to celebrate outstanding achievement in their field. They receive a bursary of £15,000 and a specially designed and inscribed silver medal. […]

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  • David Almond longlisted for Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize

    The longlist for the Guardian children’s fiction prize 2013 has been announced and we’re delighted to see that our Guest Artistic Director for the Telegraph Bath Children’s Literature Festival 2013, David Almond, has made the list. David has been nominated for his book The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas, which is also this year’s Kids Big […]

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