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



  • Clare Balding
  • KidsLitFest2017Day1-5943
  • The-Superhairies
  • Sally Gardner
  • Roger McGough
  • Smriti Prasadam-Halls
  • Mary Evans
  • Karen McCombie with BCLF volunteer
  • Helena Coggan
  • Emer Stamp
  • David Mackintosh
  • Cat Detective
  • Boulevarde Theatre
  • Axel-Scheffler
  • Michael Morpurgo launching BCLF
  • Michael Morpurgo with fans
  • Willy The Wimp
  • Willy The Wimp
  • Lauren Child & David Mackintosh
  • Lauren Child & BCLF Voulnteers
  • Jacqueline Wilson
  • Jacqueline Wilson audience
  • Jacqueline Wilson
  • Morris Gleitzman
  • Joseph Coelho
  • Sibéal Pounder
  • Sean Taylor
  • Robin Stevens
  • Roald Dahl & The Imagination Seekers
  • Roald Dahl & The Imagination Seekers-2
  • Philip Reeve
  • David Melling
  • BCLF 2015 Gallery 1
  • BCLF 2015 Gallery 2