Shadows Of Winterspell – Q&A with Amy Wilson

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In October Amy Wilson released her newest title Shadows Of Winterspell, a book that sees the human world side by side with that of a world of magic. In this story much like her earlier titles A Girl Called Owl, A Far Away Magic, and Snowglobe the world of magic created for children to become […]

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Heroic Wartime Animals

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Guest post by Holly Webb The Runaways was inspired by a tiny piece of information that I came across six years ago, in Juliet Gardiner’s fantastic book Wartime: Britain 1939-1945, while I was researching Return to the Secret Garden. At least 400,000 pets – mainly cats – were destroyed in the week war broke out. […]

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NNFN – Keeping it Epic!

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Guest Post by Simon Cheshire, author of Epic Tales of Triumph and Adventure, answering some questions about the heroes and villains in his new book. Q: In “Epic Tales of Triumph and Adventure” you describe the exploits of 66 extraordinary adventurers. What was it about the stories of these people in particular that meant they […]

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NNFN – Africa, Amazing Africa!

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Guest Post by Atinuke, author of the Anna Hibiscus series of picture books, writing about her experience of a vast and diverse continent. Since I was a little girl growing up in Nigeria I have been excited and inspired by the continent of Africa. I love the richness of my home continent. The colours, the […]

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NNFN – Going Underground

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Artist and illustrator Sarah McMenemy talks about her public art commission for Transport for London, and reveals how she created the illustrations for the new book: The Story of the London Underground. It was exciting to be asked to illustrate The Story of London Underground. I like working on projects about London as it’s always […]

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NNFN – How to go Wild!

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Helen Skelton is a television presenter, journalist, adventurer, multiple world record holder, and charity fundraiser extraordinaire. In this extract from the introduction to her book Wild Girl: How to Have Incredible Outdoor Adventures, Helen writes about what helped her become the adventurous woman she is today. I grew up on a farm in the middle […]

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NNFN – Q&A with Nellie Huang

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Guest Post by Nellie Huang, adventure travel blogger and author of “Explorers” talking about what it takes to be an explorer, what inspired her own adventures, and how she’s travelled around the world with her very young daughter.   Q: “Explorers” tells the stories of over fifty famous, and lesser known, pioneers and adventurers. How did […]

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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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