#fedbkgrp twitter chat: journeys

Once a fortnight on Sundays between 8 and 9pm, there’s a very friendly chat about children’s books on Twitter, using the hashtag #fedbkgrp. The theme for this week’s chat was “journeys”.

We discussed why journeying was such a popular theme in children’s books as well as brainstorming a great number of titles of exceptional books featuring journeys, including:

  • The Arrival by Shaun Tan
  • Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett
  • The Divorce Express by Paula Danziger
  • Children on the Oregon Trail by A Rutgers van der Loeff
  • I am David by Anne Holm
  • Solace of the Road by Siobhan Dowd
  • The Wonderful Adventures of Nils by Selma Lagerlof
  • The Brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren
  • Now Is the Time For Running by Michael Williams
  • The Other Side of Truth by Beverley Naidoo
  • Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier
  • Have Fun, Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke
  • Gareth Hind’s adaptation of the Odyssey
  • Bracelet of Bones by Kevin Crossley-Holland
  • Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver
  • Around the world in 80 days, Twenty thousand leagues under the sea, Journey to centre of earth and Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne
  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
  • Unhooking the Moon by Gregory Hughes
  • The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
  • Ostrich Boys by Keith Gray
  • Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins
  • Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Traveling Man by James Rumford
  • The Whispering Road by Livi Michael
  • North: The Amazing Story of Arctic Migration by Nick Dowson and Patrick Benson
  • The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr

  • Our next Twitter #fedbkgrp is on Sunday 7th of October. Anyone with an interest in children’s books is welcome to join in, whether or not you are a member of the FCBG. The topic for the next chat is “books set in schools”.

    Some members of the FCBG who you can find on twitter are @fcbgnews, @fcbgadam, @librarymice and @playbythebook.

    2 responses to “#fedbkgrp twitter chat: journeys”

    1. Ann Wright says:

      Thank you for putting this up. I kept trying to follow & join in but our broadband connection kept dropping out! A nice lot of books though to take a look out.
      Thank you!