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Now in it’s forth year the popular Festival of Children’s Literature has returned to Bath as a great success.  The festival spanned ten days and has developed over the past 4 years into a great and imaginative literature showcase for children (and adults) of all ages.

Many of the festivals events are taken to local schools within the area and feature many unique performances and workshops with authors, illustrators, poets and storytellers.  This year the festival combined and celebrated the seventieth birthday of the popular children’s book publishers Puffin Books. Festival goers were very fortunate to have been involved in the ‘Big Puffin Prize Book Quiz’ hosted by the fabulous author Jeremy Strong.

The festival is renowned for being a wonderful experience and draws many families from around the country to come and visit the city of Bath during their stay.  Combining the festival with a Bath Short Break has become a very popular choice for many families each year.

The festival not only gives children a great insight into the different genres of books and a chance to experience storytellers bringing books alive in their own special way, but also encourages adults to learn more about the art of writing for children by offering workshops and talks.

Next year’s festival is already being planned with organisers facing the difficult challenge of improving their offerings once again. It really is recommended to get yourself and your family prepared for the next event in 2011 by ensuring you know exactly which Bath Hotel you will be staying at.

The festival is sponsored by the Daily Telegraph and Waterstones and is typically hosted during late September and early October.

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