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Important News

Due to Covid-19 we have had to postpone our Festival, scheduled for 29 May- 6 June 2020, but we are committed to bringing you an extended and extensive Autumn Edition. If you would like to see what we were planning for the Festival, you can take a look at our proposed Festival programme

Our planned Festival programme

More events coming soon

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Longlist announced for Derby Children's Picture Book Award 2021

Thank you to all the authors, illustrators and publishers who submitted books for this year's Award.

Longlist announced for Derby Children's Picture Book Award 2021

22nd January 2021

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Our December Book Quiz

Here's our Christmas present to you! We hope that our December Book Quiz will provide you with some well-deserved entertainment over Christmas.

Our December Book Quiz

20th December 2020

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Our November Book Quiz

Lockdown 2 is still with us, but here’s our November Festival Book Quiz to keep you entertained.

Our November Book Quiz

27th November 2020

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Our Autumn Edition Book Quiz!

Now that the clocks have gone back, we thought you might like some book-related entertainment for the coming months.

Our Autumn Edition Book Quiz!

30th October 2020

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Shared Reading Poetry Quiz

How good is your poetry knowledge? On National Poetry Day, have a go at our Shared Reading Poetry quiz to find out!

Shared Reading Poetry Quiz

1st October 2020

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Celebrating National Poetry Day

Thursday 1 October is National Poetry Day and we'll be celebrating with activities both online and in the community

Celebrating National Poetry Day

26th September 2020

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Congratulations to our Flash Fiction winners

We received 539 entries across three age categories in this year’s Flash Fiction writing competition on the theme ‘Home’.

Congratulations to our Flash Fiction winners

7th July 2020

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DBF Quiz 2020

Our annual Festival Book Quiz returns!

DBF Quiz 2020

5th June 2020

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Working with Illustration Students at the University of Derby

This year, we worked with students on the University of Derby Illustration course to illustrate our Festival programme. Derby Book Festival Director Vicky Daws...

Working with Illustration Students at the University of Derby

28th May 2020