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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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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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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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#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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