Shrewsbury Bookfest was founded in May 1999. It was at the time the only exclusively children’s literary festival in the country. Since then, Bookfest has grown considerably, developed new projects and has established a fine reputation for excellence amongst authors, publishers and keen supporters…learn more
An original and thoroughly entertaining picture book about a dinosaur and a 6-year-old fan who strike up a correspondence has been chosen by children across Shropshire to win Shrewsbury Bookfest’s inaugural Picture Book Award for 5-7 year olds. Dear Dinosaur by Chae Strathie, illustrated by Nicola O’Byrne attracted the most votes in a tight finish.read more
Bi-annual, child-led reading development project delivered into Shropshire primary schools
Series of events every November to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.