Bringing history to life with Nosy Crow at the British Museum

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Nosy Crow is very proud to publish an enticing range of books with the British Museum from first concept titles to craft books, activity, novelty and fact books. Drawing on the British Museum’s unparalleled collection of objects and its world-class expertise we have books to entertain the whole family. There’s just so much to discover […]

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Habitats – welcome to the Urban Jungle – it’s closer than you think…

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by Vicky Woodgate When was the last time you came across a wild animal in a city centre? When we think of wildlife we usually think of creatures living in the countryside, up hills and mountains, in streams, deep in forests and fields, in rivers and by the sea. But wildlife also thrives in the […]

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Animal Rescue

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We first had the idea of creating a non-fiction picture book about animals back in 2008. We were visiting an animal sanctuary with our three young children and spotted some animal collective nouns chalked up on a board. Patrick George instantly thought that they would be fun to illustrate. This was almost a year before […]

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Non Fiction Fire Starter

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by John Gordon-Reid Children and parents are faced with a future that holds excitement and promise, but is also shrouded in mystery as the pace of change accelerates seemingly endlessly, and causes seismic change that this new generation have to find a way to thrive in. A period of unprecedented challenge and upheaval throughout the […]

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Outdoor Things To Do in Winter

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November: damp, cold, dark, miserable. It’s far easier to just stay indoors and watch TV or lounge about. But everyone knows that it isn’t good for children to be inside for too long – they don’t get enough exercise or sunlight and they can become lethargic or grouchy. Furthermore, we want our children to connect […]

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The Big Countdown Quiz: Fascinating Facts and Figures

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Hachette Children’s Books have provided a great quiz for you to use with your book group or class. The questions are based on a selection of titles from the Big Countdown series that are relevant to NNFN’s World Around Us theme.  The answers are given below, so even if you don’t have the books already, […]

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SLA Information Book Award: a selection of books on the 2017 longlist about ‘The World Around Us’

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by Lucy Chambers, Primary School Librarian for Tower Hamlets Schools Library Service, CILIP School Libraries Group National Committee member I am very fortunate to be on the judging panel for the School Library Association Information Book Award for my second year.  I have enjoyed the whole process, from the moment the large boxes of books […]

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Five tips for reading non-fiction at bedtime

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Sometimes ‘reading’ is misunderstood to mean ‘fiction’. By assuming this we miss out on an incredible range of books and reading experiences that we can be having with our children.  This misconception can also put children, who are reluctant readers, or simply have a thirst for facts, images, or non-linear reading experiences, on the back […]

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Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt: In Conversation

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A Conversation between Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal about Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, published by Chronicle Books.  KATE: Hi, Chris – and happy National Nonfiction November! I was thrilled when Chronicle reached out to talk with us about collaborating on a follow-up to our first picture book together, Over […]

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Learn, Create and Discover with Nosy Crow and the National Trust

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All children love being outside, exploring the natural world and using their creativity. From discovering the bugs that live at the bottom of the garden to learning about birds and animals or going wild in the woods, Nosy Crow’s brilliant collaboration with the National Trust has something for everyone! Why not get creative this winter […]

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