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.


OCBG is very pleased to invite all members and friends to our annual Xmas Social on

Thursday, 6th December

Invitation to Xmas Social with Terry Milne



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 2018

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.

Book Events around the Country of interest:

Invitation: Riddle of the Runes Launch Party with Janina Ramirez and David Wyatt

You are warmly invited to a launch party with author, historian and BBC presenter Janina Ramirez to celebrate the publication of her thrilling new Viking Mystery series Riddle of the Runes, illustrated by David Wyatt.

Join us for drinks and nibbles at Hatchards Piccadilly on Thursday 5th July at 6.30pm to help us celebrate this fantastic new series and channel your inner shield maiden!

All welcome, please bring along friends, family and colleagues! Please RSVP to hannah.penny@oup.com.

Hatchards Piccadilly is located at 187 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London W1J 9LE. It is a 5 minute walk from Green Park or Piccadilly Circus tube station. 

Riddle of the Runes