Talking is Not My Thing! – The inspiration for my book about being non-verbal

Guest Post by Rose Robbins How would you cope if, no matter how much you had to say, you just couldn’t get the words out? For those of us used to being able to say what we feel whenever we like, this concept is unimaginably frustrating!     There are some people for whom verbal communication has […]

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Children’s Book Award Younger Readers Blog Tour Round-up

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Over the past couple of weeks we have been lucky enough to have enlisted the help of three fantastic children’s book bloggers to help us celebrate the books in our Younger Readers category. If you missed any of them never fear!  Here is a roundup of some of the things we’ve been treated to. We […]

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The House On Hoarder Hill

Guest Post with Mikki Lish and Kelly Ngai. Collaboration: Hugh Jackman and Great Sister Flick Pass  We met through Kelly’s brother, Doug Ngai, with whom Mikki had worked on the movie ‘Wolverine’. (Yes, Hugh Jackman is as lovely as he seems!)  Mikki had a bunch of children’s story ideas and was looking for a writing […]

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Children’s Book Award Younger Children Blog Tour Round-up

Since we announced the Top 12 titles for this year’s FCBG Children’s Book Award in February, three amazing children’s book bloggers have helped us to celebrate the picture books on our shortlist.  Here is a roundup of some of the things we’ve been treated to. We kicked the tour off with a post from Fiona […]

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The Good Hawk

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Guest Post by Joseph Elliott I was fifteen when I first trekked across Scotland, as part of the Duke of Edinburgh scheme. I walked all the way from the west coast to the east – a similar journey to that made by the characters in my book. The thing I remember most about the trek […]

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Demelza and the Spectre Detectors

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Guest Q&A featuring Holly Rivers. In October last year it was revealed that publishers Chicken House had signed a three book deal with Holly Rivers for a middle-grade mystery series with the first publishing this February. I pitched questions to 1, Describe your book in 5 words. When science meets the supernatural. 2. In the […]

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Children’s Book Award 2020

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This time of year is always really exciting for us at the FCBG as we find out which books our child voters have chosen for inclusion in the Top 50 Picks of the Year and which ones make it into the Top 12.   If you are an old friend of the FCBG Children’s Book Awards […]

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Grow : Secrets of our DNA

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Guest Post by Nicola Davies My new book Grow: Secrets Of Our DNA, illustrated so beautifully by Emily Sutton, aims to open the world of genes to young readers and their grown-ups. But what do you think of when you hear the word ‘gene’? Maybe you think of GM ‘genetically modified’ crops; or of gene therapy for […]

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WINNERS OF THE LAUGH OUT LOUD BOOK AWARDS ANNOUNCED

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London – 5.30pm, Thursday, 6th February 2020. The winners of the Laugh Out Loud Awards (“The Lollies”), a set of awards created by Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, to celebrate the funniest children’s books, have been announced today.The award is now in its fourth successful year, reaching over 6.5m children, via […]

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Sofa Surfer. How my story of the hidden homeless came to life.

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Guest Post by Malcolm Duffy Having written my debut novel Me Mam. Me Dad. Me. I was confronted by the difficult question faced by all writers- now what? In the music industry it’s commonly called the tricky second album. Having thrown the kitchen sink and a few other appliances at your work, is there anything […]

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