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.