About Barnes Children’s Literature Festival

Well that’s it for 2017, folks!

We had an absolute ball last weekend. Huge thanks to Michael Rosen, Nick Sharratt, Francesca Simon and all our other friends for being so much fun!

But don’t despair! Right now, we’re searching up new ways to stay amazing and we can’t wait to welcome you all back on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May 2018.

You can make sure you don’t miss out by being part of our shiny new membership programme and we’ll be back in touch again about this soon.

In the meantime, don’t forget you can stay in touch with us via our Facebook @BarnesKidsLitFest and Twitter @kidslitfest for the latest festival news.

Cheers for now, the Barnes Children’s Literature Festival



  • Ade Edmondson
  • Adventures with Elma the Elephant
  • Harry Potter - Celebrating the Magic
  • Alan Macdonald & Sarah MacIntyre
  • Alex Bellos
  • Axel Scheffler
  • Guy Parker-Rees
  • Janey Louise Jones & Jennie Poh
  • Jim Smith
  • Jim Smith
  • Kate Pankhurst
  • Katy Birchall & Catherine Wilkins
  • Kes Gray
  • Kiran Millwood-Hargrave
  • Kristina Stephenson
  • Matt Brown_4685
  • Maz Evans
  • Mini Grey
  • Nick Sharratt
  • The Poetry Takeaway
  • The Poetry Takeaway
  • Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes
  • Rosie Wellesley
  • Sally Kindberg
  • Sarah Gibb
  • Sophie Thompson
  • Sophie Henn
  • Steve Cole
  • Tony Ross
  • Tracey Corderoy & Steven Lenton_4428
  • The Wimpy Kid Show
  • Clare Balding
  • BCLF 2015 Gallery 1
  • BCLF 2015 Gallery 2