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Publishers at the Write Around the World conference: Part 5

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        There will be 15 publishers’ stands at this year’s annual conference in Reading. Several stands will be representing a range of publishers (Bounce, Hachette and Kid Gloves). This means that delegates attending on Friday and Saturday can be certain of getting a really good impression  of current publishing for children and […]

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Waiting for Callback Writing Competition

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                To celebrate the publication of Waiting for Callback: Take Two – the second title in the fun series from mother and daughter duo, Perdita and Honor Cargill, the publisher Simon & Schuster is launching a writing competition for ages 10-13 yrs and 14-16 yrs (judged in two […]

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Publishers at Write Around the World Conference: Part 4

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As well as the regular celebration of some of the best current publishing for children and young adults, this year’s conference will be focusing on writing that reflects the wider world, including great books in translation. Joy Court and Daniel Hahn will be discussing A World of Books in Translation, the latest (and very timely) […]

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Children’s Book Award 2017 Shortlist Announcement

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We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the Children’s Book Award 2017. Among those shortlisted are bestselling children’s authors Robin Stevens and Mark Lowery, as well as award-winning illustrators Jim Field and Benji Davies. Who will win? Children nationwide are now invited to vote for their favourite of the ten shortlisted books. The category […]

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Publishers at the Write Around the World Conference: Part 3

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Award winning publishers Many of the publishers exhibiting at this year’s annual conference are award winners, but only a few days ago Nosy Crow was named Children’s Publisher of the Year at the 2017 IPG Independent Publishing Awards for an unprecedented 4th time in 6 years. The judges noted the publisher’s innovative digital publishing, high […]

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Publishers at the Write Around the World Conference Part 2

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Fantastic Friday In this, the second of a series of blogs about the publishers exhibition at this year’s FCBG conference, we are revealing two more of the publishers you can meet during the weekend. The first is Usborne Books who will be sponsoring tea on Friday afternoon at the official opening of both the conference […]

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Bears in Books Exhibition

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Never before displayed Paddington Bear images will be on display in the forthcoming ‘Bears in Books’ exhibition at the Illustration Cupboard, London. Opening on the 8th February and running until the 11th March, ‘Bears in Books’ will bring together some of the most famous bears from children’s literature. With illustrations by Anthony Browne, Jill Murphy […]

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Publishers at the Write Around the World conference: Part 1

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One of the great things about the FCBG annual conference is that it represents and celebrates almost everyone involved in getting children and books together; including the creators (the authors and illustrators), the makers (the publishers) and the mediators (parents, librarians and teachers). The publishers’ exhibition is always a highlight of the weekend; offering delegates […]

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My Passion for Crime by author Sara Grant (a guest post for FCBG) and a Giveaway

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“It is difficult to know quite where to begin this story, but I have fixed my choice on a certain Wednesday at luncheon at the Vicarage.” – the opening line from Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie It’s not difficult to know where my passion for crime stories started. I was thirteen years old […]

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The Festival at Hampstead Theatre

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The Federation of Children’s Book Groups always likes to support festivals that celebrate children’s literature, and this particular one at Hampstead Theatre, London, aims to invite children of all ages to take part in a variety of events around literature and its links to writing and drama. The Festival is a three day Drama and Literary Festival […]

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