Hide and Seek by Rhian Tracey
Federation of Children's Book Groups
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6h ago
We have a fascinating glimpse into Rhian Tracey’s quest for telling historical stories, especially ones close to her home and heart. Lesser known histories and mysteries are my favourite subjects to read, research and write about. I am by nature a curious (even nosy, some might say!) person and find creative pleasure in exploring unanswered ..read more
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Sammy and the Extra-Hot Chilli Powder by Charlie P Brooks
Federation of Children's Book Groups
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6d ago
We have a brilliant guest blog from Charlie P. Brooks about his new book, Sammy and the Extra-Hot Chilli Powder!  His funny blog will have you itching to pick up this book!   How does a Dad that doesn’t have an office to go to everyday convince his daughter that he isn’t a moron. I ..read more
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Seven Days by Rebeka Shaid
Federation of Children's Book Groups
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1w ago
We have a special guest blog from author, Rebeka Shaid, around her favourite classic children’s books from her childhood.  It is always fascinating to see what classics were read by popular authors!     The children’s classics I loved growing up by Rebeka Shaid I grew up in a home full of books. History books ..read more
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Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr by Sara Khan
Federation of Children's Book Groups
by FCBG blog
1w ago
We have a delightful blog from author Sara Khan about the inspirations for her book, Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr.  These books are vital for sharing insights into celebrations from cultures and religions around the UK!   I am delighted to share with you the inspiration behind my latest children’s book, ‘Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr.’ As ..read more
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National Non-Fiction November Competition Winners!
Federation of Children's Book Groups
by FCBG blog
1w ago
With last year’s NNFN theme of ‘Wonderful Water’, ‘Sea Change: Save the Ocean’, edited by Tobias Hickey of the International Centre for the Picture Book in Society at Worcester University, made the perfect book to use as the focus for our competition. Published by Otter-Barry Books, this is a collection of original postcards and messages ..read more
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Flying High by Cao Wenxuan
Federation of Children's Book Groups
by FCBG blog
1w ago
We welcome Jake Hope, one of the translators of Flying High by Cao Wenxuan, to the blog today to share insights into this picture book! ‘In China, kites are more than just traditional toys; they are symbols of culture. During traditional Chinese festivals, such as Qingming and Mid-Autumn Festival, kite flying is an important activity ..read more
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Time Travellers by Sufiya Ahmed
Federation of Children's Book Groups
by FCBG blog
2w ago
Sufiya Ahmed is no stranger to our blog and we are really pleased to welcome her back with this guest post about her new series, Time Travellers!   It’s publication week as I write this, and I am a little nervous about the reception from young readers for my new book Time Travellers: Adventure Calling ..read more
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Launch of 2024 Read for Empathy Book Collection
Federation of Children's Book Groups
by FCBG blog
2w ago
Empathy Lab launched their new book collection for 2024 on social media last week!  It caused quite a stir as educators, parents, authors, illustrators and librarians joined in to celebrate this new collection.  Please read below for all the details!   Launch of 2024 Read for Empathy book collection sees major authors & illustrators help ..read more
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How to find a rainbow by Alom Shaha
Federation of Children's Book Groups
by FCBG blog
2w ago
Rainbows are something that all ages look at with awe and wonder.  In this blog by author, Alom Shaha, we can “unweave” rainbows for greater understanding.  It’s a lovely blog post. I recently rescued an old overhead projector from a store cupboard full of disused equipment at the school where I work. OHPs used to ..read more
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The Cat who Couldn’t Be Bothered by Jack Kurland
Federation of Children's Book Groups
by FCBG blog
3w ago
As it is Children’s Mental Health Week, it is an ideal opportunity to share a guest blog from Jack Kurland who shares the background to his book, The Cat who couldn’t be bothered. There are often days when I can’t be bothered. To do anything at all. On one of these doing nothing days I ..read more
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