Future Events



The FCBG will celebrate 50 years since it was founded by Anne Wood in 1965, to promote enthusiasm for and about children’s books. All local Book Groups are being encouraged think of exciting and golden ways we can work together to celebrate this important milestone in golden style. Please make contact if you have any ideas or you would like your local school or community to become involved.


Kennington Festival of Arts








cba-no-date-3   2018 Federation Children’s Book Award

Voting has now opened for the 2018 shortlist. Click here to see the shortlist and how to vote.  Visit the Federation website for further details at www.fcbg.org.uk/childrens-book-award.

The Children’s Book Award is the only national award voted for solely by children from start to finish. It is highly regarded by parents, teachers, librarians, publishers and children’s authors and illustrators as it truly represents the children’s choice. Thanks to the support of the publishers, over 1,000 new books are donated to be read and reviewed by our Testing Groups across the country every year, with over 150,000 total votes being cast in the process. At the end of each testing year, nearly 12,000 books are donated to hospitals, women’s refuges, nurseries and disadvantaged schools by our groups.


Watch this space for more details of events happening in Oxfordshire in 2017

Book Swaps:

We hold regular Book Swaps for our school members  If your school would like us to help you hold a Book Swap, to get the whole school reading, please let us know!”

School Visits

Author events at Helmdon Primary School, Newbottle and Charlton School

Author/illustrator visits to member schools throughout the year, please contact us for details.