Winner Announced – Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2017

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Scientist, TV presenter and author Robert Winston’s book Home Lab has been chosen by young people across the country as the winning book for the Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Prize 2017. The prize was awarded at a ceremony at Glasgow Science Centre on 20 November. This year, more than 2,000 young people from over […]

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The Amazing Animal Atlas by Dr Nick Crumpton and illustrated by Gaia Bordicchia

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After attending the launch of The Amazing Animal Atlas (Flying Eye) in September, NNFN 2017 Coordinator Chris Routh took the opportunity to ask Dr Nick Crumpton (author) and Gaia Bordicchia (illustrator) more about their collaboration. Nick, having worked at the Natural History Museum and as a journalist for the BBC, you’ve been recently working as […]

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Explorers wanted! Create your own Expedition Diaries with Simon Chapman

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What could be more exciting than being an explorer? Simon Chapman is a writer, illustrator and explorer and his appetite for adventure has taken him all over the world, from untravelled corners of the Amazon basin to the treacherous peaks of the Himalayas. However, you don’t have to travel to exotic places to be an […]

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Survivors of the Holocaust Graphic Novel

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The following guest post was written before the School Library Association Information Book Award ceremony took place and we are delighted to announce that Survivors of the Holocaust is in fact this year’s overall winner. Congratulations to authors Zane Whittingham and Ryan Jones for creating such moving and very personal account of the Holocaust. We’re […]

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Animal Facts: Blue Wasps to Dog Poo

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Except for wasps, I love pretty much every type of animal on the planet. To be honest, I suspect if I read a bit more about wasps, I’d start liking them too. (In fact, it says here you can get blue wasps, which is pretty awesome). So when I started writing a book of animal […]

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The Importance of Awards for Non-fiction

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Being shortlisted for a prestigious award is always an honour for the book, author and publisher. It is also important that non-fiction is recognised and commended as highly as fiction. It’s even more exciting when people who enjoy DK’s books are involved in the judging including children’s, teachers and librarians, which is why DK is […]

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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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