2023's BookTastic Schools' Week is now over

BookTastic 2023 School’s Week featured LIVE author events, hosted by the University of Bedfordshire. Hundreds of children attended and thousands more watched the live video streams straight into their classrooms.


All the events, dates & times


Everything you need to know about BookTastic

What is Booktastic School's Week?

Part of the Booktastic Children's Book Festival, School's Week is an annual series of talks, shows, & performances by authors & illustrators, to inspire children to read, write & draw.

When is the Family Weekend BookTastic Bedford Festival?

Our weekend event for families will be in November (watch this space for more news soon!)


Can I buy the books?

All the author books featured in the festival will soon be available at our Booktastic Bedford Bookshop.

Every school child who attends the Live Festival at the University of Bedfordshire will receive their very own signed copy of the author’s book. You can help us do this here (Buy a book for a child)


Places are very limited and restricted to local schools. But, for those lucky few, buses will be available (paid for by BookTastic funders) to transport school children from their schools to the University of Bedfordshire and back to school after their event.

Every school child who attends will receive their very own signed copy of the author’s book.

Any other Questions?

For Press Enquiries:  Please email booktasticbedford@gmail.com with PRESS ENQUIRY in the subject line

For Marketing & Sponsorship: Please email booktasticbedford@gmail.com with SPONSOR in the subject line


Photography by Chiara MacCall Photography