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5 days left to book your place at Conference at a discount!

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Our next FCBG annual conference is taking place April 10-12th 2015 and you have until December 15th to book your place at a discounted rate. The conference programme, which includes Frank Cottrell Boyce, Non Pratt, Jonathan Stroud, Sarah Crossan, Marcia Williams, Elys Dolan and many more can be downloaded here. CLICK HERE for a booking […]

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On Angel Wings – A Michael Morpurgo Concert

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On Angel Wings is a warm and magical retelling of the Christmas story with readings by Juliet Stevenson and bestselling author Michael Morpurgo, accompanied by traditional carols by acappella singing group Voices at the Door. On Angel Wings will be performed on Saturday 20th December at 6.00pm at St Luke’s Church, Chelsea London in aid […]

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NNFN – a month in review

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Today is the final day of National Non-Fiction November – a month which we hope has seen you learn lots about the wealth and diversity of great non-fiction for children and young people. This week was a busy week:- Non-fiction author Juliet Clare Bell wrote about sharing the creative non-fiction love – a tale of […]

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Making it “real” – A guest post by Nick Hunter for National Non-Fiction November

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“When my eldest son and I read together, or after watching a particularly exciting film or TV programme, he usually asks his favourite question: “Is that real, dad?” More often than not, the answer is no – the thrilling story sprung from the imagination of a brilliant author somewhere. He knew that really, but is […]

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NNFN – your weekly round up plus Michaela Strachan’s favourite non-fiction book from childhood

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Now we’re 3 weeks into National Non-Fiction November, we hope you’ve been having great adventures and have discovered more about non-fiction for children and young people. This week we saw: reviews of great non-fiction books on the Armadillo Magazine Blog, and also on the Scottish Booktrust website. Exciting news about the winner of one non-fiction […]

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Winner of Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize and shortlist for Educational Writers Award #NNFN

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On Monday it was announced that Eye Benders by Clive Gifford has been voted winner of the 2014 Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize by schoolchildren and youth groups from across the UK. The book explains the science behind mind-boggling optical illusions and how they can be used to trick your brain in many different […]

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All you need to host a Pigsticks and Harold themed tea party

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Earlier this year author and illustrator Alex Milway stepped in at the last minute to give a fabulous presentation at the FCBG conference all about his new series featuring Pigsticks, a bold and optimistic pig who dreams of being a famous explorer, and side kick Harold, a gentle and slightly anxious hamster. His talk delighted […]

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NNFN – your weekly round up plus an insider’s view of one non-fiction award

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We’re now almost half way through National Non-Fiction November! This week we saw:- The Bookwitch aka Ann Giles interview Anne Rooney. Ann also reviewed two non-fiction titles this week: Atlas of Adventures and Children’s Activity Atlas. Maggy and her young family shared some of their favourite non-fiction books at Life At the Zoo Author Nicola […]

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Red House Children’s Book Award blog tour round-up & giveaway!

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On Monday 27th October the shortlists for the 2015 Red House Children’s Book Award were announced and for the third year running, FCBG has celebrated in style with a star-cast blog tour, with a post for each of the books nominated this year. Here is a round-up if you have missed it: – Debi Gliori explained, in illustration no […]

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Listen to David Long’s interview about amazing animals in wartime as part of NNFN

Last week, as part of our National Non-Fiction November celebrations, Hannah Murray interviewed David Long about his new non-fiction book, Jet the Rescue Dog (Faber), on the Talk Radio Europe ‘Book Show’. You can now listen to the interview in full by clicking here: http://www.fcbg.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/dlong.mp3 David and Hannah talk about some incredible animals and the […]

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