The Federation is an umbrella organisation which coordinates and supports the work of 28 separate Book Groups throughout England, Scotland and Wales.
Use the A-Z below to find a specific Book Group, or click on an area of the British Isles, to find the one nearest to you.
View Local Book Groups which together form the FCBG in a larger map
If, when trying to contact any of the Book Groups, you experience any difficulties, please contact the National Secretary by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a member of a Book Group and you discover that the information about your Book Group needs editing please contact the National Secretary by emailing email@example.com.
Aldbourne CBG – Contact: Jane Renwick firstname.lastname@example.org
Barrowby and Grantham CBG – Contact: Wendy Gilham-Skinner email@example.com
Birmingham CBG – Contact: Irene Halligan firstname.lastname@example.org
Dudley CBG – Contact: Rosanne Bartlett email@example.com
Dundee & Area CBG – Contact: Margret Blow firstname.lastname@example.org
Harrogate CBG – Contact: Penny Dolan email@example.com or Penny Dolan, 10 Woodside, Harrogate,North Yorkshire HG1 5NG, Tel. 01423 563561
Herts CBG – Contact: Karen Benoy (Secretary) firstname.lastname@example.org
Hove CBG – Contact: Hayley Sanderson email@example.com or Tel: 01273 272946
Ipswich CBG – Contact: Jayne Gould firstname.lastname@example.org or Jayne Gould, 34 Salehust Road, Ipswich, IP3 8RY, Tel. 01473 714672.
Kirklees & Calderdale CBG – Contact: Ben Lawrence, Children and Young People’s Library Service Officer (Early Years, Branches and Bookstart Co-ordinator) Central Library Halifax email@example.com or Tel. 01422 392620
Lewes CBG – Contact: Diana Rogers firstname.lastname@example.org. Lewes CBG has its own website at http://leweschildrensbookgroup.weebly.com/.
North Norfolk CBG – Contact: Gwynneth Bailey email@example.com or Gwynneth Bailey, Great Wood Cottage, Marsham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR10 5QQ, Tel. 01603 871628
North Somerset CBG – Contact: Sue Wilsher firstname.lastname@example.org
North Wales CBG – Contact: Gill Roberts email@example.com
North West London CBG – Contact: Vanessa Brathwaite firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oxford CBG – Contacts: Kathy Lemaire , Middle Cottage, 11 Menmarsh Road, Worminghall, Aylesbury HP18 9JT email@example.com OR Joanna Steele, 107 Southfield Road, Oxford, OX4 1NY firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oxted CBG – Contact: Amanda Davies email@example.com or Amanda Davies, Cedar House, 29 Granville Road, Oxted, Surrey, RH8 0BX, Tel. 01883 723942
Plymouth CBG – Contact: Alison Clibbens firstname.lastname@example.org
Reading CBG – Contact: Carol Botterill email@example.com
Solihull CBG – Contact: Pat Tate firstname.lastname@example.org
South Buckinghamshire CBG – Contact: Izzy Legg email@example.com
Southampton CBG – Contact: Mrs. Anne Clewlow firstname.lastname@example.org
Staffordshire CBG – Contact: Bernie Carr email@example.com
Waveney Valley CBG – Contact: Sally Blows Sally.Blows@norfolk.gov.uk
West Wales CBG – Contact: Liz Smith firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel. 01437 767399
Wolverhampton CBG – Contact: Lisa Wharton L.Wharton@wolverhamptoncyp.org.uk
Worcestershire CBG – Contact: Julie Benkwitz email@example.com
Yeo Valley CBG - Contact: Susan Willis firstname.lastname@example.org. Yeo Valley CBG have their own website at http://www.yeovalleycbg.org.uk/.
If there is no Children’s Book Group in your area and you would like to find out more about setting one up, information on the process is available here. We are keen to increase the number of Children’s Book Groups in existence and will support you in doing so. Alternatively you may wish to become an Individual or Professional member of the Federation of Children’s Book Groups. You can find out more about the different types of membership here.
Author Chris d’Lacey at an Ipswich Children’s Book Group event 2004