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Literacy Events & Awards
National Storytelling Week
Increases awareness of the art, practice and value of storytelling.

World Book Day
Encourages children to enjoy reading by helping them to have a book of their own.

World Storytelling Day
Encourages children to tell and listen to stories in as many languages as possible.

World Poetry Day
Promotes the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry.

International Children's Book Day
Promotes children's reading and international awareness and understanding of other cultures.

National Share a Story Month
Encourages events and activities that celebrate the power of stories.

National Summer Reading Challenge
Encourages children to read during the summer holidays by visiting public libraries.

International Literacy Day
Campaigns for the basic learning needs of all people to be met in every country of the world.

European Day of Languages
Celebrates linguistic diversity and lifelong language learning.

International School Library Day
Acknowledges and celebrates all the good things happening in school libraries across the world.

National Children's Book Week
Promotes children's books and reading with storytelling, author and illustrator events.

National Schools' Film Week
Invites children to free viewings that show the world they inhabit from a variety of perspectives.

National Poetry Day
Encourages children to read poetry through a range of live events and web-based activities.

CILIP Carnegie Book Award
Awarded by librarians for an outstanding book for young people.

CILIP Kate Greenaway Children's Book Award
Awarded for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children.

Guardian Children's Fiction Prize
Awarded for an outstanding book for children written by a British or Commonwealth author.

Blue Peter Book Awards
Celebrates the best of children's books including "The Most Fun Story with Pictures".

Orange Prize
This award was set up to publicise wonderful writing by women.

Man Booker Prize
Promotes the finest in fiction writing for adults.

Richard & Judy Book Club
Invites you to read a collection of 10 books by a range of popular authors.

CILIP Carnegie Book Award
Awarded by librarians for an outstanding book for young adults.

Galaxy British Book Awards
Honours the best books and most popular authors of the past year in 11 categories. 

Costa Book Awards (formerly Whitbread)
Recognises books by UK and Irish writers including a poetry and children's book.

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