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Important News

We hope you are all feeling refreshed after Christmas and looking forward to new creative challenges in 2022? If so, you'll be keen to hear we are launching our Flash Fiction competition again on 31 Jan! Look out for details of the next theme!

20 - 28 May 2022

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DBF is going digital!

We are launching our DBF at home series this week. The first video will be published on YouTube on Friday 1 May.

DBF is going digital!

30th April 2020

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We’ll be at the Big Book Weekend!

We’ve had some exciting news – one of our events will be included in the Big Book Weekend on 8 – 10 May, as part of the BBC’s Culture in Quarantine! We submitt...

We’ll be at the Big Book Weekend!

22nd April 2020

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The Second Derby Children’s Picture Book Award

We launched the Award in 2019, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Deborah Fern. Children in Years 2 & 3 in eight Derby schools have voted for their favourite...

The Second Derby Children’s Picture Book Award

22nd April 2020

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The nearly 2020 Festival Programme

So near … yet so far! We were so very close to inviting you to our 2020 Festival, but have been forced to cancel due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. We do hope you w...

The nearly 2020 Festival Programme

22nd April 2020