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Edinburgh International Book Festival

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Taking place from 10th to 26th August, the Edinburgh International Book Festival is held in a specially created tented village in the heart of Edinburgh. With over 800 events for adults and children, it brings readers and writers together for inspiration, entertainment and discussion. 

This year’s Children’s Programme is designed for all ages from tots to teens, and includes interactive events, workshops and fun performances with top authors and illustrators from across the world.

Younger kids can catch up with the playground’s latest book buzz while hot debates and exciting graphic novel events are designed to engage teenagers. This year, you can expect everything from drawing, colouring and crafting, to storytelling, poetry, music and dancing.

Go to for a complete list of who’s on, ticket sales and to download the Family Brochure.