What's happening in children's books in 2015? A literary calendar

Want to know when your favourite author has a new book out? What festivals are lighting up your holidays? When the awards are being dished out? Check out our literary calendar for 2015, the year the new Children’s Laureate is announced…Have we missed anything? Email us at [email protected] or tell us on Twitter, @GdnChildrensBks. We’ll add to it as more dates become available!19 Guardian children’s book site’s #Gdnbluemonday Twitterchat @Gdnchildrensbks with Matt Haig, Jennifer Niven, Nicola Morgan, Sita Brahmachari, Madeleine Kudrick, Gayle Forman and James Dawson plus Rethink and Young Minds UK. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-01-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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