National Non-fiction November 2017: The World Around Us

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It is hard to believe that it is almost 12 months since the last National Non-Fiction November (NNFN) when the World Book Day team joined forces with the Federation of Children’s Book Groups (FCBG) to launch the 100 Brilliant Non-Fiction Books for Children and Young People booklist compiled by Zoe Toft. The booklist is still available here with many of the titles relevant to this year’s theme, The World Around Us, which will focus on books about natural environments and their flora and fauna.

Have a look at the Resources page on the FCBG website where you will find a new booklist, ideas, activities and downloadable resources. The aim is to encourage children to look more closely at the world around them, to develop their natural curiosity and want to find out more, and to be inspired to take care of the natural world and think about what action they could take to protect endangered species and environments.

During the month, there will be a series of guest posts published on the FCBG Blog which will highlight some of the great non-fiction books that are currently available, ask what makes a good non-fiction book as the winners of two major prizes for information books are revealed, and explore aspects of reading and sharing information texts with young readers. There will also be competitions and giveaways to look out for.

As always, 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.

Please join in the conversation and tell us about your favourite non-fiction books by following FCBG on Twitter @FCBGNEWS #NNFN #TheWorldAroundUS

Browse WBD’s list of new non-fiction books here and enter our competition to be in with a chance of winning an amazing bundle of books.

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