Why attend? 

The Week Junior Book Festival promises more than just entertainment; it's an opportunity for young minds to explore the power of storytelling and ignite a lifelong love for books and literature. Through this delightful experience, children will develop a deeper appreciation for the world of words and illustrations, fostering a love for reading. 

Take a look at what a ticket includes...

Four captivating sessions from our fantastic authors providing over 1 hour and 30 minutes of enjoyment in our Theatre

One workshop of your choice dive even deeper in to the world of storytelling in these 45 - 60 min  intimate sessions, designed to be more interactive! 

An exclusive The Week Junior goody bag for every ticket holder! 

Chance to browse our great partners and sponsors 

Chance to have your books signed at the meet and greet area*

Personalised itinerary for your festival experience to ensure you make the most out of your day! 

Reading for pleasure is a gift that will last a lifetime 

Literacy is, of course, an essential life skill; it unlocks the door to learning and discovery and has been proven to build brain function, increase vocabulary and improve concentration and creativity. But the benefits of reading go beyond basic comprehension. 

Research by The Reading AgencyNational Literacy Trust and others has shown that reading for pleasure promotes mental wellbeing by helping children to relax, reducing anxiety and stress. It can help children develop empathy by experiencing the world through someone else’s eyes. They will begin to understand themselves better, too, as they explore different emotions, identities and experiences. 

The key to encouraging reading for pleasure is to allow children to read what they want. According to the UK Literacy Agency, “If children want to pick up a book, comic or magazine, choose their own reading material and enjoy reading, they are far more likely to continue reading, become effective readers and gain from the countless ensuing benefits.”