NNFN – Climate Change and Travel

Author Archives: Samantha Thomas

NNFN – Climate Change and Travel

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Guest Post by Valentina Giannella, written in the style of her book “We Are All Greta: Be Inspired to Save the World”. Valentina Giannella speaks to children about transport, travel, and climate change. What is transportation? Transportation is what takes us around and allows us to go from one place to another. It is how […]

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2019 School Library Association Information Book Award winner announced

Double success for Politics for Beginners On Tuesday 12th November a special award ceremony for the winners of this year’s School Library Association’s Information Book Award took place at Carmelite House in London. This celebration of all things factual was fittingly timed to coincide with National Non-Fiction November! During the last few years there has […]

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NNFN – From Adventure to the Page

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Guest Post by Laura Bingham, author of A Mountain of Dreams: One Girl and Her Bicycle, writing about the cycling adventure that led her to become a writer.  At the ripe age of 21 I decided it was time I did something serious, I had spent years flitting though jobs and countries like pages in […]

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Children Who Changed the World

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When I started researching Children Who Changed the World, I did not realise what an inspiring and moving experience it would turn out to be. I first became interested in child rights when I read about Eglantyne Jebb, who founded the organisation ‘Save the Children’ and wrote the first five rights for children in 1923.These initial […]

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Small in the City

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Guest Post by Sydney Smith The goal of writing and illustrating Small in the City was to explore the devices that I had discovered in the work leading up to now. I wanted to take what excited me and see how far I could run with it. Things like counterpoint and montage, ambiguity and speaking […]

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NNFN – Travel and Language Learning

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Guest Post by Catherine Bruzzone, founder of b small publishing and a former secondary school teacher of French and Italian. Here she writes about the joys of immersive language learning. Ophelia loves repeating all the Italian words she knows: ciao ciao, buongiorno, buona notte, carote. “Any more, mamma?”, she asks her mum. So they go […]

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NNFN – Digging Up Ideas

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Freya Hardy, editor of AQUILA Magazine, and author of The Big Book of Science Ideas, here talks about how ideas have always managed to travel around the world, and are even more unstoppable today. I love ideas. And, as a writer for children who is alive in Britain in the 21st century, that’s fortunate, because […]

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Putting a fresh stamp on the Classics

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Guest Post by Jasmine Allen, Editor at Sweet Cherry Publishing. Being a children’s publishing house (and personally being an editor!), we are passionate about providing children with brilliant stories that they love. Working in publishing means that we are avid readers, and so we are keen to share literature that we love too. Classical literature […]

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Shubh Diwali!

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Guest Post by Author and Storyteller Chitra Soundar India is a land of many religions. And so there are many celebrations across the country throughout the year. As a child growing up in India, and as a Hindu, our biggest festival was Deepavali or Diwali. I loved Diwali for the stories behind it and also […]

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The Tiniest Seed for the Story

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Guest Post by Francesca Armor-Chelu. Thanks so much for inviting me to the FCBG blog! Asked to write about ‘The Butterfly Circus’- my latest book by Walker, I thought about the question I always want to ask authors and one I get asked the most; “Where did you get the idea from?” That seems as […]

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