Discovering Children’s Books: Creative Campaigns

From British Library

Resource type: Projects, programmes and workshops

Price band: Free

Key stage: KS1, KS2

Region(s): All of UK

Every term, the team from Discovering Children’s Books at the British Library runs a creative book-making project designed to spark a love of reading, writing and drawing in young people.

To celebrate the British Library’s 50th birthday, the project for Summer Term 2023 is Create a Handmade Library. Use the free online resources and live online events to inspire pupils to create their own books on a topic of their choice  – fiction or non-fiction.


  • The project runs from 23rd May to 13th July 2023.
  • Sign up for a free CPD session with author SF Said and pop-up book artist Paul Johnson to launch the project on 23rd May.
  • Join Axel Scheffler and Jasbinder Bilan for a free online workshop for pupils on 12th June.

Cost: Access to all the online resources on the Discovering Children’s Books website is free, but please read the Access and Reuse Guidance Notes provided on the website.

About the British Library: The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. Its collection holds over 170 million artefacts from every age of written civilisation, with around three million new printed and digital publications added to the archive every year.

Further resources:

  • Share pupil’s handmade books on Twitter between 9am on 23rd May and 5pm on 13th July for the chance to win book tokens for your school. To enter, share photos of your pupils’ work on Twitter tagging @BL_Learning, or via email –  [email protected].

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