This year also sees the first year in which NCBF
, which became a registered charity in 1992, working with Waterstones who are the booksellers of the festival.
Brad Elmore, NCBF
President and Opening Celebration Host, the program will include:
Organisers received a large number of entries from creative talents all over the region and the winner will be voted for by the public at the NCBF
Gala Day at Mortimer Community College, South Shields, this Saturday.
Neil Walker, head teacher at Benfield School, said: "The children are very excited about finding out the result of our dream catcher efforts but the final product really looks fantastic in its own right and is a wonderful tribute to NCBF
Popular TV presenter Kim Inglis shared a selection of old and new children's favourites with a group of young Tyneside bookworms as part of the Northern Children's Book Festival - NCBF
Sponsored by the George Washington University Rowing Team and NCBF
Reading helps to build confidence, self awareness and imagination and NCBF
provides a fantastic opportunity for children to meet their favourite authors, poets and illustrators.
Chair of NCBF
, Anne Key, said: "The festival is a great way to tackle literacy issues as it will inspire more children and young people to read and raise their educational achievements".
Details and tickets from: NCBF
, Young People's Library Manager, Central Library, Victoria Square, Middlesbrough TS1 2AY.
Janice Hall, chair of the NCBF
, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who's interested in writing to really fulfil their dreams.
, established 22 years ago, is now a two-week event in which councils join together to bring authors and illustrators to the North East for events.
we really want to get children excited about reading and encourage them to make use of their local libraries, so it's wonderful that Julia Donaldson is coming along to help us spread this message.