Congratulations to the winners of our big NNFN giveaway

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Congratulations to the winners of our big NNFN giveaway

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We’re delighted that lots and lots of brilliant non-fiction books are now winging their way across the country to the 4 winners of our National Non-Fiction November giveaway, which we ran in conjunction with World Book Day. The winners (though remaining private) have all been notified and are looking forward to receiving their books. Our […]

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#NNFN – Announcing the shortlist of brand new book award

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Today the shortlist for the inaugural Association for Science Education (ASE) Book Award was announced. This award has been designed to celebrate science writing that educates and inspires science learners of all ages. The three shortlisted books are: The Abyss of Time by Paul Lyle, published by Dunedin Academic Press Exploring Science with Young Children […]

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NNFN: On finding inspiration for non-fiction writing – A guest post by Kate Pankhurst

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Today’s guest post for National Non-Fiction November is brought to us by Kate Pankhurst. Kate, a descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, is the creator of Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World, a wildly wonderful and accessible book about women who really changed the world. ********************** “Most of my best ideas have started life as a […]

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NNFN: Illustrating innovative Non-Fiction – a guest post by Petr Horáček

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Today’s guest post comes from illustrator Petr Horáček Petr Horáček trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague before becoming a graphic designer, painter and author-illustrator. His titles ‘Strawberries Are Red’ and ‘What Is Black and White?’ won the Books for Children Newcomer Award in 2002. Today he shares with us his experience of […]

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NNFN: The Facts of the Matter – a guest post by Elizabeth Jenner

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Today’s guest post is brought to us by Elizabeth Jenner. Elizabeth joined Laurence King Publishing in 2013 and as Head of Children’s, Elizabeth oversees the Children’s editorial department at LKP. She is responsible for commissioning and developing LKP’s burgeoning children’s list. ************************* “The Facts of the Matter I’ve always loved facts. We live in a […]

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NNFN: Working With What You Have – A guest post by Joshua David Stein

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Today’s guest post comes from Joshua David Stein. Joshua David Stein frequently contributes to New York Magazine, The New York Times and The Guardian, and he is a restaurant critic at the New York Observer. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two sons. Today he tells us a little bit about his first […]

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NNFN: Tangling with truth – a guest post by Anne Rooney

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Today’s guest post by Anne Rooney considers the truth in non-fiction – how do we decide what a fact is, and what does that hold for the future? Anne Rooney writes information books for young and old people, and fiction for young people. She has published around 200 books, with a slight concentration on science […]

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NNFN: Adam Murphy on the Best Non-Fiction Comics

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Today’s guest post comes from comics creator Adam Murphy. He is the creator of ‘CorpseTalk,’ in which he digs up famous people from history and interviews their reanimated corpses, and ‘Lost Tales,’ in which he re-interprets unusual or lesser-known folktales from around the world, both for The Phoenix Children’s Comics Magazine. We asked him to […]

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NNFN: “Facts should never be boring” – Nosy Crow Non-Fiction Takes Flight

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Katherine Halligan is the “Head of Non-Fiction and Activity” at innovative publishers Nosy Crow. Katherine Halligan landed in the Crow’s Nest in January 2016, and has been busy building the new non-fiction and activity list there. She spends her days doing everything from dreaming up new ideas with the team to commissioning brilliant authors and […]

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NNFN: Three Cheers for Non-fiction Books! A guest post by Marcia Williams

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Today’s guest post comes from Marcia Williams. Marcia is famous for her retellings of classic stories. From Shakespeare and Dickens, to the Canterbury Tales and Greek Myths, her humorous comic-strip illustrations are hugely popular all over the world. Recent titles include ‘The Romans: Gods, Emperors and Dormice’, ‘Archie’s War’, ‘My Secret War Diary’ and ‘The […]

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