4 Never Evers by the authors of Lobsters, Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison, is published.
4 Costa category award winners announced. Check out the shortlist here.
7 Juno Dawsonâ€™s new book Mind Your Head is out (the writer formerly known as James Dawson). Plus ublication of The Icarus Show by Sally Christie (the daughter of Tomâ€™s Midnight Garden author Philippa Pearce).
11 Itâ€™s a Little Baby published, by former Childrenâ€™s laureate Julia Donaldson and illustrator Rebecca Cobb.
22 The 5th Wave film (based of Rick Yanceyâ€™s book) released in the UK, starring Chloe Grace Moretz.
26 Costa Book of the Year 2015 announced. Check out the shortlist here.
28 Provisional date for Guardian childrenâ€™s book site Twitterchat on transgender representation in YA fiction @Gdnchildrensbks â€“ more info soon! AND the second book by Clare Furniss (author of The Year of the Rat) is out! Itâ€™s called How not to Disappear. Plus the debut Waiting for Callback by mother and daughter Perdita and Honor Cargill.
30 (to 6 Feb) National Storytelling Week.
At some point… YA book prize winner is announced (who will scoop the crown won by Louise Oâ€™Neill on its debut last year?).
4 Wands at the ready: itâ€™s Harry Potter Book Night and the publication of Wild Lily, a new historical novel by award-winning author K.M. Peyton and Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton published â€“ a very hotly anticipated YA fantasy.
10 – 21 The Imagine Childrenâ€™s Festival at London Southbank â€“ take a look at the jam-packed programme here.
18 The Home for Peculiar Children, film adaptation of Miss Peregrineâ€™s Home for Peculiar Children with Eva Green and Samuel L Jackson, is released in the UK.
23 Worcestershireâ€™s Awesomest Book Award winner announced.
25 Abi Elphinstoneâ€™s follow up to the much loved The Dreamsnatcher is published: Shadow Keeper.
At some point… the winners of the Waterstones childrenâ€™s book prize 2016 and the winners of the North East Teenage Book Awards 2015 announced.
1 Call for entries to the Guardian Childrenâ€™s Fiction Prize 2016 opens.
3 World Book Day â€“ check out the Â£1 book titles here and find out which authors are coming to a venue near you in the Biggest Book Show on Earth tour! and winners announced in the Blue Peter Book Awards.
3 Eve Ainsworthâ€™s Crush comes out.
2 Scottish Childrenâ€™s Book Award winner announced â€“ you can see whoâ€™s in the running here.
11 Divergent: Allegiant is released, the final film in Veronica Rothâ€™s trilogy.
15 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal shortlist announced.
18 Worcestershire Teen Book Award winner announced.
21 World Poetry Day.
23 World Book Night.
2 International Childrenâ€™s Book Day.
2-10 Oxford literary festival â€“ see the programme here.
4 Winner announced in the 2016 Hans Christian Anderson Award (at the Bologna Book Fair which runs from 4 â€“ 7).
5 The winner of the 2016 Astrid Lindgren Memorial award is announced and another hotly anticipated debut, this one a time-travel-meets-romance called The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood.
7 OK, this is a big one, deep breath: published today are Tidy by Emily Gravett, winner of two Kate Greenaway awards, AND Sputnikâ€™s Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce AND the debut childrenâ€™s book by TV historian Lucy Worsley, called Eliza Rose AND Sophia Bennettâ€™s Love Song. Phew!
12 – 14 London Book Fair.
13 Young Romantics Prize winners announced â€“ entries are open till Monday 1 Feb (more info here) so sharpen those pencils and get writing.
15 The Jungle Book, based on Rudyard Kiplingâ€™s classic, starring Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba and Bill Murray is released.
16 – 24 Cardiff Childrenâ€™s Literature Festival â€“ the programme is here.
All this month itâ€™s National Share-a-Story month, on the theme of stories in unusual places.
5 Sarah J Maas publishes â€œA Court of Thorns and Roses 2â€ (title TBA).
7 Little Rebels Childrenâ€™s Book Award winner announced.
7 – 29 Brighton Festival.
24 The Last Star, the final instalment in Rick Yanceyâ€™s The 5th Wave trilogy released.
26 ( â€“ 5 June) Hay Festival, where the YA book prize will be announced.
27 Alice Through the Looking Glass â€“ a cinematic return to Wonderland with Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway.
28 The Childrenâ€™s Book Award (formerly Red House Book Award) winners announced – check out the shortlist here.
At some point… Carnegie and Kate Greenaway winners announced.
2 The Nest by Kenneth Oppel is published â€“ eerie, lyrical, surreal; do not read this late at night! Plus Sophie Cleverlyâ€™s third Scarlet and Ivy book, The Dance In The Dark.
6 â€“ 10 Booktrust National Bookstart Week.
9 Last ever CHERUB book by Robert Muchamore, called New Guard, is published today.
18 â€“ 25 Independent Bookshop Week â€“ there will be a range of events at local and independent bookshops across the country, find those closest to you here.
24 (â€“ 3 July) Manchester Childrenâ€™s Book Festival â€“ the programme will be posted here.
28 Launch of Guardian Young Critics competition and announcement of the Guardian Childrenâ€™s Fiction Prize longlist
At some point… the winners of the Bransford Boase Award 2016 and the winners of Queen of Teen 2016 and the winners of the CLPE Poetry Award 2016 will be announced.
16-17 Guardian childrenâ€™s books festival â€“ more details soon!
22 Steven Spielbergâ€™s The BFG released, adapted from Roald Dahlâ€™s novel and starring Mark Rylance and Rebecca Hall.
28 Itâ€™s the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter.
29 â€“ 31 Yalc and Comic Con â€“ more info here.
4 Keren Davidâ€™s Cuckoo published.
5 – 29 The Edinburgh international festival â€“ programme here.
19 – 21 Just So Festival in Cheshire.
At some point… UKYA Extravaganza and UKMG Extravaganza 2016 in Newcastle.
13 Roald Dahl Day and the 100th anniversary of his birth!
30 (â€“ 9 Oct) Bath Kids Literature Festival.
All this month itâ€™s The Big Draw â€“ keep looking here for events near you.
6 National Poetry Day, and Foyles Young Poets of the Year award winners announced.
14 90th anniversary of the publication of Winnie the Pooh.
21 A Monster Calls â€“ yes itâ€™s actually a film! Adapted by Patrick Ness himself and starring Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones and Sigourney Weaver.
22 Provisional date for YA Shot, a YA and middle grade library festival in Uxbridge and (this year) beyond.
All this month itâ€™s National non-fiction month.
17 Guardian Childrenâ€™s Fiction Prize and Young Critics Award winners announced.
18 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film is released, starring Eddie Redmayne and Colin Farrell.
This is way too far in advance, folks!