National Non Fiction November 2021

Not all heroes wear capes…and not all heroes are human.

The theme chosen for this year is a nod to all the real-life superheroes out there. Ordinary people who do the most extraordinary things to make a positive difference to the world we live in. Spanning history and from all around the globe, ground-breakers, freedom fighters, political pioneers, environmental activists, super scientists, awesome authors, inspiring inventors, sporting superheroes, and rebels who have rocked the world.

In the last eighteen months lots of heroes have gone above and beyond. From Sir Captain Tom Moore and Marcus Rashford to the unsung heroes, our keyworkers; the doctors, nurses, care assistants, emergency services and pharmacists who risked their lives to save ours. And the supermarket workers and delivery drivers who kept going to keep us going. So, this November we will be remembering their sacrifices. 

Not all heroes are human. We will also be celebrating amazing animal heroes such as Koko, the gorilla who learned to speak in sign language or Jet the Alsation who pulled survivors from the rubble during the Blitz.

We want to express our huge thanks to the publishers who generously supported this year’s NNFN, either with prizes, proof copies, tasters, bookmarks, postcards, posters or reading list suggestions. It has been a continually hard time for publishers and we really appreciate all they have done to support NNFN.

Magic Cat, Pavilion, Macmillan, Nosy Crow, Tiny Owl, Hachette Children’s UK, b small publishing, Faber & Faber, Walker Books, Penguin, Scholastic, Barrington Stoke, David Fickling Books, 360 Degrees, Laurence King Publishing, Quarto, Cicada Books, Merky Books, Faber, Simon & Schuster, Puffin, What On Earth Books, Wren & Rook, Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, Franklin Watts, Simon & Schuster and DK UK.

There are three great competitions for KS1, KS2 and KS3. Find out more here.

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

During NNFN there will be a series of guest author Blogs on the FCBG website. 

Follow us on Twitter @FCBGNews to make sure that you don’t miss anything – including the fabulous giveaways we have planned, our #factoftheday where we will be tweeting a fact every day in the month of November. We will also be using #NNFN2021 and #Heroes.