Children’s non-fiction is on the rise!

Nibweb table, courtesy Nibweb

I was lucky enough to attend the Bookseller conference on children’s non-fiction last month, and that was one of the conclusions.


We children’s non-fiction writers always feel like second-class citizens because when people talk about children’s books, they usually mean fiction.


But with the renewed popularity of highly illustrated information titles and a clutch of books on women in history – so-called ‘children’s feminism’ – things are starting to change. Look at the phenomenal success of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls.


Fellow Nibwebber Jenny Vaughan has written an excellent report on the event.


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