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. The project is supported by a range of online resources created by much-loved authors and illustrators, including free online workshops and CPD events.

This autumn’s campaign celebrates representation and inclusivity, encouraging young people to ‘Step Inside Their Story’ and create a book about themselves.


  • The project runs from 25th September to 4th December 2023.
  • Explore ways of building an inclusive and representative culture of reading and writing in the primary classroom with Jeffrey Boakye, Robert Tregoning and Viviane Schwarz in a free online CPD session on 5th October.
  •  Sign KS2 pupils up for a free online workshop on 10th October with Patrice Lawrence, Robert Tregoning and Viviane Schwarz as they share tips on how to become the author of your own story.

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 pictures of pupils’ handmade books between 25th September and 4th December for the chance to win book tokens for your school. To enter, share pupils’ work on Twitter tagging @BL_Learning or email [email protected].
  • Find more resources to promote a respresentative and inclusive literacy curriculum here.

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