FCBG wins Eleanor Farjeon Award

The Federation of Children's Book Groups (FCBG) has won the 2011 Eleanor Farjeon Award.

The £2,000 award is given to individuals deemed to have made an outstanding contribution to the world of children's books. It was presented to FCBG chair Adam Lancaster by Anne Harvey from the Eleanor Farjeon estate and the Children's Book Circle, which co-ordinates the award, at a ceremony in London.

The Federation, established over 40 years ago, is a voluntary organisation for local children's book groups around the UK which offers offering book-related activities to over 10,000 young people each year.

Lancaster said: "Everyone involved in the Federation is a special person . . .  To be awarded this honour is to recognise all those people who over the years have played a part in igniting that spark and fanning those flames of reading."