FCBG marks 50th anniversary with three Children’s Laureates

FCBG marks 50th anniversary with three Children’s Laureates

The Federation of Children’s Book Groups (FCBG) is hosting three former children’s laureates at an event in Birmingham to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Julia Donaldson, Jacqueline Wilson and Chris Riddell are all taking part in a ‘Festival of Children’s Literature’ at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on 3rd November.

Donaldson will perform songs from her book A Treasury of Songs (Macmillan Children's Books) along with her husband Malcolm and her most famous character, The Gruffalo, whist Riddell will read from his new book Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony (Macmillan Children's Books), accompanied by musicians from the conservatoire. Wilson will read from a number of her best known books.

FCBG has also hired storyteller Anna Conomos to perform an original story inspired by the Baba Yaga tales, The Doll Who Ate Stories, with local school children from Dudley and Solihull.                            

H & H Spalding Books will sell books during the event and all three former laureates will sign books after their performances.

More details about the event and tickets are available via the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire website.