Toppsta, the reading recommendation website, gives us an excellent daily overview of all the fantastic read-alouds, interviews with authors and illustrators, activities etc taking place on various online platforms that day. We'll post this update here each day so you can pick what appeals and plan it into your schedule.
Reminder: Hay Festival programme for young people runs from 18-22 May, and the general Festival programme from 22-31 May. Mrs Smith really recommends catching up with Muhammad Khan's session and Patrice Lawrence's talk from 18 May - both really entertaining and thought-provoking. She loved Onjali Rauf and Emma Carroll too!
Missed a session? All are available for a limited time to catch up on Hay Player!
Happy watching, listening and reading!
Join the 10 fantastic authors on this year's YA Book Prize shortlist for a week of chat about their books! Plus a quiz to win the whole shortlist on Friday 22 May!!
Tuesday 26 May at 5pm - Another excellent line-up - see Juno Dawson, Malorie Blackman, Jenny Downham and Lauren James...
20 May 2020
The annual Hay Festival programme for children and young people takes place between Monday 18 May - Friday 22 May!
Watch amazing authors such as Onjali Q. Rauf, Cressida Cowell, Emma Carroll, Christopher Edge, Eloise Williams, Bali Rai, Liz Pichon, Muhammad Khan, Patrice Lawrence, Dean Atta and many more! All free and easy to access on the Hay Festival website - and afterwards via Hay Player
General events continue from Friday 22 June - Sunday 31 May - browse the programme here.
18 May 2020
The Book of Hopes, edited by Katherine Rundell, has contributions from over 100 children's authors and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson. There's something for everyone!
It's completely FREE for young people and families - Read it here!
The collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures, published by Bloomsbury, is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals.
27 April 2020
Think of a book you love - or it could be a family favourite.
How could you recreate it in a jar? Now is your chance to get creative!
House points and prizes to be won
2 April 2020
The title and author's name have been removed from a selection of books. Can you still identify the book?
One point for the title and an extra point if you name the author too.
House points and prizes to be won!
Email your answers to Mrs Smith or firstname.lastname@example.org
2 April 2020