A final farewell to Anna Conomos but news from our Conference and catch Anna with Oxford CBG on Youtube

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A final farewell to Anna Conomos but news from our Conference and catch Anna with Oxford CBG on Youtube

As 2016 ended, so did the Jean Russell Storytelling Project as we said a final farewell to our brilliant storyteller Anna Conomos at the grand finale StoryFest at Oxford. Over 150 Year 3 and 4 children from 3 local schools learned and performed together the well-known Greek myth of Jason and the Argonauts to an audience of […]

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Korky Paul, Chocolate Extravaganza, Dad’s n’Lads storytelling at the Rugby Club…and have you booked your place at our Conference yet?

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The Federation of Children’s Book Groups has been entertaining and enthralling children of many nationalities, abilities and ages in the local groups. Below are some of the events that our local groups have been enjoying with member schools and families over the past few weeks.  Reading has been working hard on finalising the Conference and […]

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Making non-fiction books in Reading: one school’s experience

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National Non-Fiction November provides an opportunity to highlight some of the great non-fiction books around and celebrate reading non-fiction for pleasure. With so many ideas and resources on offer from FCBG, Chris Routh of Reading CBG decided to try and make much more of the event this year. Chris says: ‘We started by making bunting […]

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Celebrating NNFN at Petts Wood Library

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It has been another highly successful National Non-Fiction November and one of our members has been celebrating it in style in Bromley.  As Jenny Hawke explains: ‘Over the last few weeks we have been celebrating and promoting National Non-Fiction November (NNFN) in Petts Wood Library, Bromley.  As well as having displays we ran special sessions […]

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Anna weaves her storytelling magic for the last time….

The adventure is over, the final stories have been told and performed and the Federation of Children’s Book Groups waved goodbye to our Jean Russell Storyteller, Anna Conomos, last Friday at Oxford. Earlier in November, Anna and I went to Ipswich to spend a fun-filled day working with young carers at three secondary schools in […]

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Independent publisher Old Barn Books teams up with bloggers YA Fictionados to launch the first #YAtakeover spin-off

Saturday 26th November will see the first spin-off #YAtakeover to focus specifically on Australian YA fiction. Founded by book blogger Chris Moore, the #YAtakeover is now a familiar fixture in the bookish calendar: a weekend takeover of Twitter including YA panel discussions, quizzes, giveaways and video interviews. Authors, bloggers, readers, journalists and book trade influencers […]

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Do you need an agent?

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Stratford Literary Festival & Salariya Children’s Picture Book Prize 2017 To mark the 10th anniversary of the Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival, the Festival in partnership with The Salariya Book Company Ltd, is launching a prize to find the next big children’s author/illustrator. The winning story will be published in jacketed hardback and be on sale in […]

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Author Melvin Burgess and illustrator Jane Ray nominated for international honours

Author Melvin Burgess, noted for his sometimes controversial work for young adults, and the talented illustrator Jane Ray have been nominated by IBBY UK for the international Hans Christian Andersen Awards 2018. The Awards are the most prestigious in the international children’s book world and presented every other year by the International Board on Books […]

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Michael Morpurgo receives the prestigious Action For Children’s Arts J M Barrie Award

Michael Morpurgo has been awarded the J M Barrie Award for his contribution to children’s literature. The award, which champions the arts for children, is now in its 12th year and is being presented today at a ceremony held at the BBC Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House, London. Storymaker, playwright and performer, Michael Morpurgo’s work reaches […]

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Christmas with IBBY…celebrate IBBY’s Honour List for 2016 and buy their Christmas card for 2016

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IBBY (the International Board on Books for Young People) has announced its Honour List  books for 2016 and invites everyone to a festive evening at Waterstones Piccadilly on Thursday 8th December at 6.30 to meet author S.F. Said, illustrator Laura Carlin and translator Chantal Wright.                    Winner […]

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