I have recently been asked by Melanie from www.librarymice.com to get involved with the Federation of Children’s Book Groups’ National Non-Fiction Day coming up in November and I just wanted to spread some early awareness and to let you know what will be coming up.
The federation is a national charity and umbrella organisation for local children’s book groups. They also own and coordinate the Red House Children’s Book Awards. As their website says:
“National Non-Fiction Day is an annual celebration, initiated by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups in partnership with Scholastic Children’s Books. It aims to celebrate all that is brilliant about non fiction and show that it’s not just fiction that can be read and enjoyed for pleasure.The first National Non-Fiction Day will be celebrated on the 4th November 2010, and annually thereafter on the first Thursday in November.”
I’ve decided to base my non-fiction reviews around the seasons (I’m so predictable) and so from now until November I will be hunting the shelves for some wonderful books on Halloween and Bonfire night…and anything else suitably autumnal. If any publishers or authors think they have a suitable non-fiction book that I could feature- then they would be doing a very good thing in getting involved in this charitable day. Please do get in touch.
This day, well, more of an event really is just about spreading the word that non-fiction books can be fun but that also, and most importantly they are integral to a child’s development and scope of the world. What’s the best way of producing a non-fiction book…should it be pop up, augmented reality perhaps? I’ll be looking for and reviewing the most exciting ones. Do check back on 4th November 2010 to support this great event.