Calendar of Events
The Literacy Year
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SLA Weekend Course

Conference or Trade Show

Hear from academics, librarians and best-selling authors at the SLA annual Weekend Course from 7th-8th June 2024.

Logo for the 2024 SLA Weekend Course

£

KS1, KS2 ...

Spark! School Book Awards

Book awards

Annual book awards where the winners are chosen by primary and secondary pupils across the UK. Register to take part between September and November. Shortlists announced in January.

Spark book award logo

£

KS1, KS2 ...

Speaking of Books

Author events

Family business helping schools, libraries and festivals organise author visits and events.

Logo for Speaking of Books

££

KS1, KS2 ...

Story Seekers

Projects, programmes and workshops

A fully-resourced oracy and creative literacy project for primary-aged pupils.

Logo for the Story Seekers oracy and creative literacy project for primary aged pupils.

Free

KS1, KS2

Storytime

Newspapers, magazines and comics

A monthly illustrated story magazine for children aged five to nine.

Storytime logo

£

KS1, KS2

Summer Book Club

Book club

A transition project pupils to promote reading for pleasure and build a sense of community for pupils moving up to secondary school. It runs from July to September.

Summer Book Club logo

Free

KS2, KS3

Summer Reading Challenge

Projects, programmes and workshops

An annual programme that encourages children aged 4-11 to read for pleasure over the summer holidays.

Summer Reading Challenge logo

Free

KS1, KS2

Support Your School

Book gifting and grants

A fundraising platform to help schools raise money to support children's literacy.

Logo for Support your school

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Take One Book

Lesson plans and teaching aids

A flexible, literature-based framework for teaching English in primary schools.

Just Imagine logo

£

KS1, KS2

Talk for Writing

CPD resource, CPD course

Training and resources for the Talk for Writing teaching approach.

talk for writing logo

£££

KS1, KS2 ...

Teachers' Reading Challenge

Projects, programmes and workshops

A summer reading challenge for teachers that runs from end June to end October .

Teachers' reading challenge logo

Free

Adult

Tes SEND Show

Conference or Trade Show

An educational trade show featuring over 90 exhibitors and a programme of seminars for the SEN community on 11th and 12th October .

tes SEND Show logo 2022

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

The Adrien Prize

Book awards

Children's and YA book award that celebrates positive and inspiring portrayals of disability and neurodiversity. The shortlist is announced in January .

Picture of the Adrien Prize inscribed glass trophy.

Free

KS2, KS3 ...

The Alligator's Mouth Award

Book awards

An annual award that celebrates highly illustrated fiction for younger readers aged 6-8. The shortlist is announced in May.

Alligator's Mouth Award logo

Free

KS1, KS2

The Children's Bookshow

Literature Festival

A tour of theatre performances and in-school workshops by children's authors, illustrators and poets that runs from 26th September to 20th November .

Children's Bookshow logo

£

KS1, KS2

The Colourful Bookshelf

School book supplier or specialist publisher

An online bookshop and website dedicated to promoting the work of British children's authors and illustrators of colour.

The Colourful Bookshelf logo

£

KS1, KS2 ...

The Day

Newspapers, magazines and comics, Online learning and apps

Online, subscription-based news platform for primary and secondary schools.

Online news platform with media literacy lesson plans for primary and secondary schools.

££

KS1, KS2 ...

The Diverse Book Awards

Book awards

Annual book awards celebrating the best inclusive fiction for children, young adults and adults. Shortlists announced in September .

The Diverse Book Awards logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

The Phoenix

Newspapers, magazines and comics

A weekly, high quality comic for children aged 7-14 featuring stories and non-fiction topics.

The Phoenix comic logo

£

KS1, KS2 ...

The Poetry Zone

Pupil publishing

A website dedicated to publishing poems by young people.

The Poetry Zone logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

The Reader Teacher

Booklists and book reviews

Booklists and recommendations for primary school reading.

The Reader Teacher logo

Free

KS1, KS2

The Week Junior

Newspapers, magazines and comics

A weekly news and current affairs magazine for KS2 and KS3 students.

The Week Junior logo

£

KS2, KS3

The Week Junior Science + Nature

Newspapers, magazines and comics

A monthly STEM magazine for KS2 and KS3 students.

The Week Junior Science and Nature logo

£

KS2, KS3

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