childrens literature festival 2017Between 29th September and 8th October, Bath will host the largest dedicated Children’s Literature Festival in the UK. The 2017 Bath Children’s Literature Festival includes 120 events taking place over 10 days. The festival features huge names in children’s and teenager’s literature; authors, illustrators, radio stars, comedy heroes, storytellers and much loved characters will be appearing in a variety of venues across the city of Bath; including the beautiful Guildhall.

Amongst the line-up is the UK’s Number One Bestselling author Julia Donaldson, best known for The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick Man; Liz Pichon, the multi-talented author and illustrator behind the Tom Gates series; much loved author and illustrator of the How To Train Your Dragon books, Cressida Cowell; Bath-born superstar, Jacqueline Wilson, best known for her books and CBBC series Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather; and actor and comedian Miranda Hart.

This year’s festival includes a plethora of authors, illustrators, comedy heroes, celebrities, radio stars and fantastic storytellers. Festival fans will also have the chance to see Michael Rosen, Francesca Simon, Chris Riddell, Eoin Colfer, Derek Landy, Harry Hill, Ade Edmonson, David Baddiel, Nadiya Hussain, Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Ben Faulks, Christian O’Connell, Greg James & Chris Smith and Gemma Cairney to name but a few of the highlights.

Find out what’s on at bathfestivals.org.uk/whats-on