Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

For Young Readers

Get lost in a world of books. From big pictures to dangerous adventures, explore the wonderful world of Children’s and Young Adult literature. Discover a whole range of free activities and resources. 

Thank you to Brighton College for supporting our Young Readers programme.

Steve Marshall-Taylor, Head of Senior School, Brighton College:

"Brighton Festival is so important to the city, of which we are proud to be a part. We’re sending our support and love to the team and all the artists involved. We will be here for you when the Festival is back up and running - I know we will need you more than ever."

Liam Hackett - Fearless!
A young person’s go-to guide to being your best self from the founder and CEO of youth charity Ditch the Label. In Fearless!, Liam Hackett aims to help young people be themselves, explaining how they can break free from labels and stereotypes. Here is a resource that includes expertise to inspire your own fearless approach to life. 

Vashti Hardy

Award-winning author of Wildspark and Brightstorm, Vashti Hardy, reads the first chapter for her brand new book Darkwhispers: A Brightstorm Story.  Click here for the free home learning resource. 

Clem and Crab with Fiona Lumbers

Join author and illustrator Fiona Lumbers, reading the exciting adventures of Clem and Crab.

Look Up! with Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola

Settle down for story time with author Nathan Byron reading Look Up! and draw-along with illustrator Dapo Adeola.

Draw-along with Steven Lenton

Watch a series of step-by-step draw-along videos with award-winning illustrator and author Steven Lenton. Featuring characters from Nancy the Spider!, Bad Nana and so many more.

Cressida Cowell

Join Waterstones Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell, reading chapters of her best-selling books How to Train a Dragon and How to Be a Pirate.

Jacqueline Wilson

Join much-loved Dame Jacqueline Wilson reading My Mum Tracy Beaker, The Diamond Girls, My Secret Diary and so many more.

Young City Reads 2020

This year's book choice is the sensational seaside mystery, by Thomas Taylor - Malamander. Check out resources and activities here

Little Green Pig

Join Little Green Pig to get your imaginations flowing. Every Monday they post writing prompts to inspire children and young people to get creative at home. Find out more here.