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Reading is Magic Festival

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27th September - 1st October 2021

We are so excited that the Reading is Magic Festival is returning for a five-day festival coming straight to your schools and homes. With a daily theme covering a fantastic selection of books, there are plenty of events for readers and teachers to join.

We are delighted to be returning for a second year as accessibility partner, adding as many of the books as we can to our collection so that children with a print disability can join in.

Get listening

We have been working hard to get as many featured books as possible added to our collection so that you can listen to the audiobooks. Below is a list of all of this year's authors with links to those that you can listen to right away - make sure to check back as we are adding to this every week!

Want to share?

If you want to share your thoughts on one of these great books (or any others) then leave us a review! Simply call our dedicated answerphone on 01296 767 355 and leave your review in a message – and we can then post it on our website and social media, helping others looking for their next read.

Visit to check out the full programme of events or search by age group.

Featured Author

Bali Rai

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Book of the Day

Mohinder's War

Mohinder's War

byBali Rai

Featured Books

The following authors are featured in this year's festival line up and we are delighted that Calibre members can listen to so many on audiobook.

Joseph Coelho
Harry Baker
David Litchfield
Michael Morpurgo
Rob Biddulph
Margaret Sturton

Emma Shevah
Marc ter Horst
Laura Ellen Anderson
Zara Rahman
Shahaddah Jack
Desiree McKenzie
M G Leonard

James Catchpole
Richard Nattoo
Raymond Antrobus and Polly Dunbar
Phil Earle
Bali Rai
Lesley Parr
Anna Woltz

Cressida Cowell
Alice Oseman
Rebecca Tantony
Dr Shini Somara

Michael Rosen
Jenny Pearson
Holly Bourne
Will Sutcliffe
Frank Cottrell Boyce
Burhana Islam
Dean Atta, Patrice Lawrence, Onyinye Iwu, Olivia Twist