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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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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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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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