Children’s Literature Festivals is the brainchild of local born author Christina Gabbitas. There are over 350 literature festivals in the UK with less than 10% solely centred on children. With failing literacy levels and England being ranked bottom of the table in the developed world for 16-17 year olds, Christina thinks we should be concentrating on children in early years and primary to instil interest, intrigue and a love of books.    

 

Blackburn Children’s Literature Festival is set to encourage children from all cultures , backgrounds and abilities to read and write.

 

We believe that reading is not just fantastic educationally but socially and emotionally too.

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