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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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NNFN – your weekly round up plus a focus on 1WW non-fiction for young readers

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A week into National Non-Fiction November and we hope you’ve all begun your adventures through the world of non-fiction for children and young people. Lots of great non-fiction books were reviewed and highlighted this week, including Barroux’s Line of Fire and Little Big Books, edited by Hendrik Hellige & Robert Klanten, both over on The […]

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Book Week Scotland

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With only weeks to go until Scotland’s annual national celebration of books and reading, communities across the country are gearing up for a week-long programme of events, activities and projects that will run from 24 to 30 November 2014. Hundreds of free book-related events will pop up in a diverse range of locations across Scotland, […]

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#NNFN – Books that open eyes to a world of wonder

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National Non-Fiction November continues today with a guest post from the publisher, Rachel Williams about starting a new non-fiction imprint, Wide Eyed Editions. This new imprint is perfectly aligned with our ’30 days of Adventure in the Real World': Wide Eyed Editions “believe that books should encourage curiosity about the world we live in, inspiring […]

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Welcome to National Non-Fiction November!

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November has arrived bringing with it a whole month dedicated to celebrating and showcasing the wide range of non-fiction written for children and young people. Yes, National Non-Fiction November kicks off today as we start our 30 days of Adventure in the Real World. Each day this month will see a different aspect of non-fiction […]

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