National Non-Fiction Day, Thursday 3rd November 2011
The Federation of Children's Book Groups is co-ordinating a range of events to celebrate the second National Non-Fiction Day, a day dedicated to the celebration of the best information and narrative non-fiction books for children. The scheme has been launched in association with Scholastic, publisher of the Horrible Histories™.
The aim of National Non-Fiction Day is to dispel the myth that non fiction belongs solely to the confines of the classroom. Non-fiction can inspire as well as educate, deliver humour along with hard facts, and can often rival the best fiction for excitement and intrigue. National Non-Fiction Day is an opportunity to inspire teachers and librarians, children and parents, to have fun whilst learning about the world we live in.
The focus this year is on sharing information.
The day itself will be covered by a number of bloggers whose sites will be dedicated to Non-Fiction for the day.
And the day has its very own website too: http://nnfd.org/