The Joy of Poetry
During November we'll be sharing our love of poetry, by focussing on an excellent children's poet each week. Take a look!
Let's Celebrate Black Lives
The Children's Bookshow, with support from The Guardian, is working on an important project to celebrate black lives. Find out more here.
COMPETITION: What Makes You Smile?
Find out how to enter our What Makes You Smile? drawing competition and the chance to win some great prizes!
Due to the unprecedented situation with Covid-19/Coronavirus we have decided to postpone the 2020 programme of theatre events and school workshops, but we will be back in theatres and schools in Autumn 2021 with some wonderful writers, illustrators and poets.
All through this ongoing crisis we know that books have been an invaluable help for children, their parents and teachers. Our children need the joy and comfort that books can bring more than ever before. The Children's Bookshow finds the best books currently available from publishers of award-winning illustrators and writers from all around the world and wants to share them with you, and all sorts of ways for you to engage with them.
Discover great children's books and all the joy they give 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 3000 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.