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Book It! 2014

Caution: The content below relates to The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival 2014, held 3-12 October. As a result, some of the information may now be out of date.

Welcome to Book It! 2014 – The festival for families and young adults, part of The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival.

“We are delighted to welcome Guest Director Michael Rosen, poet, broadcaster and storyteller extraordinaire to the Festival. Watch out too for the brilliant Chris Judge who designed our wonderful cover illustration. This year we feature no fewer than six former and current Children’s Laureates, including Malorie Blackman and former US Laureate, Jon Scieszka.

this year we feature no fewer than six former and current Children’s Laureates

Jane Churchill Book It! Director

We hope you will love our fabulous programme of events – from favourite characters to laugh aloud humour, amazing nonfiction to fun crafty sessions, edgy teen panels and our brilliant programme of creative writing and illustrating workshops, Write On.

We look forward to seeing you there! “
Jane Churchill Book It! Director

Download the Book It! 2014 Brochure

 
“Book It! offers children a fantastic opportunity to see and hear from the people who create their favourite books. I was excited to be asked to be the Guest Director at the Festival because I am passionate about helping people who are committed to live book events for children.

I am passionate about helping people who are committed to live book events for children

Michael Rosen Book It! Guest Director

I think we have a fantastic menu for you this year – and anyone who wants to help children think, imagine and discover things will, I hope, bring them to Cheltenham.”
Michael Rosen Book It! Guest Director

VISITING THE FESTIVAL WITH CHILDREN

The Book It! programme is tailored especially for the whole family, with all of our events carefully selected for each age range. These ages are carefully chosen in consultation with publishers and performers, taking into account the event length, format and content. If an event has a + sign after the age though, this means that the event is suitable for everyone above the given age, so don’t be afraid to bring older children, their siblings, aunts, uncles, or even grannies and granddads!

CHILDREN UNDER 12 ADVICE FOR PARENTS

Children under 12 years must be accompanied by a responsible person aged 16 or over, approved by the parent/guardian, and prices are kept as low as possible to allow for this. A responsible person aged 16 or over approved by the parent/guardian can accompany up to six children to an event. Cheltenham Festivals maintains a Child Protection Policy, but cannot act in loco parentis or take responsibility for unsupervised children. If your child is disruptive you may be asked to leave an event.