National Non-Fiction November Resources 2019

This page offers a variety of ideas, activities and downloadable resources to help you plan National Non-Fiction November. These include bunting, posters and bookmarks to enhance your book corners and displays and to promote reading non-fiction for pleasure, as well as easy to make and do activities for families, book groups and classes to enjoy.

Coming soon – a list of ideas to get you started, plus a list of recommended books.

Keep an eye on this page as we will be adding resources over the next few months. Newer resources will be placed at the top of the page.

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Curiosity Kits
While the concept of Story Sacks is widely known, Curiosity Kits may be less familiar, even though they were first developed in 1998. Read this article posted by Sue Dixon in 2013 to discover how you can develop book bags, originally designed to engage struggling or reluctant readers, which are also bound to appeal to any reader who is fascinated by facts!

Two years ago a young artist called Sam Heath designed three beautiful bookmarks for us, which reflected and complemented the ‘World Around Us’ theme. These are still available in a number of colour options for you to print out and use with your book groups and classes.

Use this bunting to decorate a display, book corner or library during National Non Fiction November. Simply print off on A4 paper, cut out and attach to a thin ribbon, using staples. You may, of course, prefer to ask the children you work with to create their own bunting by illustrating their favourite information books or Dewey classification numbers.

Recommended Book Posters
Customise one or more of these posters for classroom doors or windows or to form the basis of a display. They could be filled in either by individual members of staff and/or students. They are designed to be printed on A4 and would work equally well in Primary or Secondary Schools, libraries or book shops. See completed sample here Example. (When opening each document below, depending on how your computer is set up, you may need to select ‘Edit Document’ from the View tab at the top of the screen).
I am currently reading…
I would recommend…
The last book I read…