National Non-Fiction November 2014

National Non-Fiction November 2014

nnfnfedted300pxHere at Book Events for Children, we’re delighted to be participating in National Non-Fiction November, which is the Federation of Children’s Book Groups’ annual celebration of all things factual. Born out of National Non-Fiction Day, 2014 marks a new departure, with the whole month now being a celebration of all those readers, authors and illustrators who have a passion for information and facts.

This year’s theme is The First World War, but this theme is not exclusive; all non-fiction for children and young people will be celebrated. The theme is merely to provide a focus for those who want it.

One of the projects this year is ’30 days of Adventures in the Real World’. On each day of November  a different aspect of non-fiction for children and young people will be highlighted. Interviews with non-fiction authors and illustrators, competitions, book lists, activity sheets and opinion pieces will be found in a variety of locations including magazines, on the radio, and online across a wide variety of websites.

You will be able to take part in your own 30 day adventure by following the daily links on the Federation of Children’s Book Group’s website (http://www.fcbg.org.uk) and also via other social media outlets, using the hashtags #RealWorldAdventures and #NNFN.

As our contribution to the project, we will be interviewing the Carnegie Medal-nominated author of Buzzing!, Anneliese Emmans DeanThe book, which explores the poetry of garden minibeasts, was also shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2013 and is a National Insect Week recommended book. The interview will be posted on the Book Events for Children website in November.

At Book Events for Children we also organise school visits through Book Events for Schools (www.bookeventsforschools.co.uk). If you would be interested in booking Anneliese for a school visit please contact info@bookeventsforchildren.co.uk or visit Anneliese’s school visit page on the Book Events for Schools website.

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