Watch World Book Day event live

A SHOW-stopping array of authors and illustrators has been lined up for the country’s first online children’s book festival — ‘The Biggest Book Show On Earth’ — which will be available to watch live in homes, schools and libraries in Hucknall and Bulwell.

The event coincides with World Book Day on Thursday March 1.

Jacqueline Wilson, Eoin Colfer, Derek Lancy and children’s laureate Julia Donaldson are just some of the authors taking part in a series of performances that will be shown live over the Internet from London’s Southbank.

Taking part couldn’t be easier. Simply log on at to register for free.

Youngsters in Hucknall and Bulwell can submit questions and teachers can download a full pack of resources to engage with children during the performances.