Find a local group

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

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

  • Aldbourne CBG – Contact: Jane Renwick
  • Barrowby and Grantham CBG – Contact: Wendy Gilham-Skinner
  • Birmingham CBG – Contact: Irene Halligan
  • Dudley CBG – Contact: Rosanne Bartlett
  • Dundee & Area CBG – Contact: Margret Blow
  • Harrogate CBG – Contact: Jo Huett
  • Herts CBG – Contact: Karen Benoy (Secretary)
  • Hove CBG – Contact: Hayley Sanderson or Tel: 01273 272946
  • Ipswich CBG – Contact: Jayne Gould 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 or Tel. 01422 392620
  • Lewes CBG – Contact: Jean Burke Lewes CBG has its own website at
  • North Norfolk CBG – Contact: Gwynneth Bailey or Gwynneth Bailey, Great Wood Cottage, Marsham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR10 5QQ, Tel. 01603 871628
  • North Somerset CBG – Contact: Sue Wilsher
  • North Wales CBG – Contact: Gill Roberts
  • North West London CBG – Contact: Vanessa Brathwaite
  • Oxford CBG – Contacts: Kathy Lemaire , Middle Cottage, 11 Menmarsh Road, Worminghall, Aylesbury HP18 9JT OR Joanna Steele, 107 Southfield Road, Oxford, OX4 1NY
  • Oxted CBG – Contact: Amanda Davies or Amanda Davies, Cedar House, 29 Granville Road, Oxted, Surrey, RH8 0BX, Tel. 01883 723942
  • Plymouth CBG – Contact: Alison Clibbens
  • Reading CBG – Contact: Carol Botterill
  • Saddleworth CBG – Contact: Kate
  • Solihull CBG – Contact: Pat Tate
  • South Buckinghamshire CBG – Contact: Izzy Legg
  • Southampton CBG – Contact: Mrs. Anne Clewlow
  • Staffordshire CBG – Contact: Bernie Carr
  • Waveney Valley CBG – Contact: Sally Blows
  • West Wales CBG – Contact: Liz Smith or Tel. 01437 767399
  • Wolverhampton CBG – Contact: Lisa Wharton
  • Worcestershire CBG – Contact: Julie Benkwitz
  • Yeo Valley CBG - Contact: Susan Willis Yeo Valley CBG have their own website at

  • 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