The Federation’s annual conference, organised by one of our local children’s book groups in collaboration with the National Executive, takes place every year in spring, in different locations around the country.
Talks, debates, seminars, workshops and exhibitions all feature at the conference which provides a great opportunity to hear authors and illustrators talk about their work, and to socialise with others who are passionate about children’s books and getting children reading.
FCBG Conference 2024
The 2024 conference will be held at Woldingham School, Caterham from 5th to 7th April. The title of the conference is Saving the World, One Book at a Time.
FCBG Conference 2023
This year’s conference was held at Rugby School.
We had an exciting line up of speakers including the Children’s Laureate Joseph Coelho, speaking after our Gala Dinner which celebrated 40 years of Frances Lincoln Children’s Books. Other speakers included M.G.Leonard, A.M Dassu, Phil Earle, Anna Goodall, Dapo Adeola, Nathan Byron, Ross Montgomery and Nicki Thornton. Other anniversaries celebrated with cakes and cocktails included the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Judith Kerr, 10 years of Red Shed and the 5th anniversary of The House with Chicken Legs. We had some great panel discussions on the power of non-fiction to make and inspire new readers, graphic novels for younger readers, YA fiction, Representative Voices, Humour Hooks and Fantastical and Magical Stories.
Thanks to David Barrow for our wonderful logo.
FCBG Conference 2022
The 2022 conference was hosted by the National Executive, at Woldingham School, Caterham from 8th – 10th April. The speakers included past Laureates, Michael Morpurgo, Anne Fine, Lauren Child and Cressida Cowell, current Laureate Joseph Coelho, and past Welsh Laureate, Eloise Williams.