National Non-Fiction November 2020

The Planet We Share

The theme chosen for this year reflects the widespread concern for our beautiful planet which is under serious threat – particularly from climate change and plastic pollution. These are big issues for young minds to understand and engage with, but non-fiction can help to explain the problems and suggest ways to help make a difference. Non-fiction can also provide inspiration for taking action, shine a spotlight on the wonder and beauty of the natural world and promote a real sense of hope for the future.

Have a look at the Book List which lists over 100 titles. Even so, it is by no means comprehensive and new titles will continue to be published. This year we have also included information about a selection of magazines that provide a different ‘non-fiction’ reading experience from books.

The List of Ideas for Activities is designed to provide families, book groups and schools with a menu of practical activities to help plan how to explore the theme and encourage reading non-fiction for general interest and pleasure.

There is also a list of Resources which provides links, more ideas and information.

During NNFN there will be a series of guest Blogs on the FCBG website. This year we have also organized a Book Review Tour which will be hosted by guest reviewers. Follow us on Twitter @FCBGNews to make sure that you don’t miss anything – including the fabulous giveaways we have planned. We will be using #NNFN2020 and #ThePlanetWeShare.

There are 2 fantastic Competitions this year – see here for the full details.