WOW! Just wow! They said it couldn’t be done but London’s largest kids’ books party returned in real life and you didn’t just bring it, you crushed it! Giant thanks to all our amazing authors, illustrators and volunteers for being so much fun and everyone who came along to share the joy of being back in the room with books. Roll on 21 – 26 June 2022! 
Love, love and more love, the Barnes Children’s Literature Festival XO 
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Welcome to London's
largest kids' books party


Over 90% of the income we need to produce the Festival each year is provided when you buy a ticket. Without our ticket sales revenue, we’ve got a difficult year ahead. We know this is a worrying time for everyone, but if you are able please consider making a donation so that we can continue to bring you the Barnes you love. Whatever you can give will make a big difference. 

“I’m delighted to welcome everyone to the very special Barnes Children’s Literature Festival. As the Chancellor of Roehampton I’m proud that the University is in partnership with the Festival and will involve our lecturers and students in the programme. As a writer of children’s books I have very fond memories of taking part in the Festival myself, and know it to be delightful, imaginative, innovative – and beautifully organised.
Enjoy, everyone!”

Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Chancellor, University of Roehampton

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