National Non-Fiction November 2017

The theme for this year is The World Around Us. We will be focusing on books that explore different natural environments and their flora and fauna. Through their engagement with books, we hope that young readers will:

  • be encouraged to look more closely at the world around them;
  • develop their natural curiosity and want to find out more for themselves;
  • expand their knowledge and build their expertise in topics of personal interest;
  • be inspired to take care of the natural world;
  • think about what action they could take to help protect endangered environments and species.

We will be providing a bank of ideas and downloadable resources to help you plan your events and celebrations. 

Look out for our series of special guest blogs and follow us on Twitter @FCBGNews. There will be competitions, quizzes and giveaways throughout the month.

Many of the resources developed by Zoe Toft for last year’s NNFN are still useful and relevant. See here for ideas for making your own non-fiction books and non-fiction based games.

Whatever you decide to do during National Non-Fiction November, the month provides a great opportunity to promote reading non-fiction for pleasure, to allow young readers to indulge in their fascination for facts and to celebrate the breadth, depth and richness of non-fiction writing, illustrating and publishing for children and young people.