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100 Brilliant Non-Fiction Books

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To celebrate NATIONAL NON-FICTION NOVEMBER 2016, the Federation of Children’s Book Groups has drawn up a list of 100 of the most exciting, intriguing, eye-opening non-fiction books for children and young people of all ages, books to delight, inspire and make you gasp (or even giggle) in wonder.

With the support of a wide range of non-fiction publishers, the FCBG has teamed up with World Book Day for a SPECTACULAR GIVEAWAY– the sort that will instantly create an incredible library packed with true adventures through time and space, bursting at the seams with titles to feed curiosity, amazement and delight in the real world.

National Non-Fiction November is the Federation of Children’s Book Groups’ annual celebration of all things factual. Born out of National Non-Fiction Day, the brain child of Adam Lancaster during his years as Chair, the whole month now celebrates all those readers that have a passion for information and facts and attempts to raise awareness and appreciation of non-fiction books for children and young people. Extensive resources for exploring and celebrating non-fiction books can be found at

There are four amazing book bundles up for grabs: one set of all 100 books featured in the booklist, ‘100 Brilliant Non-Fiction Books for Children and Young People‘, and three sets of 33 books aimed at 0-7 year olds, 5 – 11 year olds and 9+ year olds. All the books are featured in the booklist.

For full details on how to win these book bundles (or nominate someone else), take a look at our competitions area.

You can download a poster of 100 Brilliant Non-Fiction Books for Children and Young People here, or read reviews on our flier here. We also have a feature from Zoe Toft on the enjoyment and empowerment to be found in non-fiction.