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National Share-a-Story Month is almost here!

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We are really looking forward to National Share-a-Story Month. During the next few weeks we will be posting a series of blogs which will explore different aspects of sharing stories, and in particular stories about dragons!  The first blog will be by Literacy Consultant, Prue Goodwin who is an expert on visual literacy and passionate […]

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A guest post from Holly Webb

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Holly Webb is one of the UK’s best loved authors when it comes to primary school aged kids. This month sees the release of The Secret Kitten, the 30th story in her ever-popular Animal Stories series and to celebrate this amazing milestone, we asked Holly about how she keeps her stories fresh and interesting for […]

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David Almond and Annabel Pitcher: Live in your school!

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Every year a few brilliant books are chosen to be given away on Shakespeare’s birthday on the 23rd April, an event known as World Book Night. This year Skellig (by David Almond) and My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece (by Annabel Pitcher) are the two young adult titles to have been selected for this special […]

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National Non-Fiction November 2015

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We’re delighted to announce that the theme for National Non-Fiction November is MAPS! What could your group do during November to explore the wonderful world of non-fiction for children and young people? We’re delighted to be working with Lonely Planet Kids this year to enable all local FCBG groups to run a map-themed non-fiction event […]

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Photos from Conference Gala Dinner

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**Please note this is a photo heavy post and may not load accurately on mobile devices** In today’s batch of photos from this year’s conference you can see what fun we had at the gala dinner. Our thanks go once more to David Bartlett for his photos.

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Did you attend our conference this year? Can you spot yourself in these photos?

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**Please note this is a photo heavy post and may not load accurately on mobile devices** After yesterday’s round up of photos of the speakers at conference, here are photos from the publisher’s exhibition and various opportunities for eating cake! Photos from the gala dinner will be posted later in the week. Once again our […]

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Photos of the speakers at Inspire, the FCBG Conference 2015

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**Please note this is a photo heavy post and may not load accurately on mobile devices** How many authors and illustrators can you fit in to 48 hours? Quite a lot if you come to the FCBG annual conference! Here are some photos of the speakers we enjoyed at Inspire, this year’s conference held in […]

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Our new comics and graphic novels booklist

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We’ve just released our new booklist for 2015 and it is all about comics and graphic novels! Delegates at this weekend’s conference were able to pick up copies, but if you’d like copies for your group / school / library, please email info@fcbg.org.uk with your name and address and the number of booklists you’d like […]

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Little Rebels Shortlist Announced

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A total of eight titles have been shortlisted this year for the Little Rebels Children’s Book Award for radical children’s fiction. Trouble on Cable Street by Joan Lingard (Catnip Books), set in 1936 London during the rise of Mosley’s Fascist Blackshirts. Girl With a White Dog by debut novelist Anne Booth (Catnip Books), exploring prejudice […]

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Notes from a Conference Virgin

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Today’s your last day for booking a place at this year’s FCBG annual conference, a weekend of author and illustrator talks and workshops aimed at anyone with an interest in children’s books. Last year Nichola Gale, the Manager at Waterstone’s Southampton and member of Southampton Children’s Book Group attended conference for the first time. Here […]

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