BookFest for Schools 2022 takes place here from February 28th - March 4th. It's completely free and all online - because we think every child should be inspired by brilliant books!

Celebrate World Book Day with videos by authors, poets and storytellers your pupils will love:

Zohab Zee Khan, award-winning spoken word poet and phenomenal performer

Dinosaurs in Space! with Steve Cole - creator of Astrosaurs, Swarm Rising and the Young Bond books

Fantasy Maps and Story Creation with Vashti Hardy, author of Wildspark, Brightstorm and Harley Hitch

Rumble with the Romans! by Gary Northfield, Julius Zebra creator and contributor to Beano, Phoenix and Horrible Histories magazines

Storyboarding with Tor Freeman

Storytelling with Lucy Walters

Every video has an interactive element to them (we know 6-11 year olds like to be busy) and are all under 30 minutes long to fit in with lessons. A different video will go live on this page at 9am every day during the festival.

If you're a school and want to register for updates, free teaching resources and lesson plan ideas, and early access to the videos, join our mailing list:

Your class can make the most of the videos by doing the activities in the free learning packs, which will be published on this page.

This is what teachers said last year:

"BookFest 2021 was a fantastic experience, with the whole school able to access content with ease. The quality and range of poets, authors and illustrators was truly inspiring." St Giles, Walsall

"Absolutely amazing! The pitch was perfect and the children loved it."
St Peter and St Pauls Catholic Primary School, Staffs

"The range of videos and resources was wonderful" St Edwards Primary School, Birmingham.

Nick Sharratt gives us the low-down

Watch Nick Sharratt introducing BookFest For Schools and join in with his Shark in the Park Draw-Along.

You can find all the BookFest for Schools 2021 videos here.

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