Eleanor Farjeon Award 2011
This just in courtesy of our dear friend, Book Sniffer (see Facebook); The winner of this years Eleanor Farjeon Award is:
The Federation of Children’s Book Groups – This is a voluntary, grass-roots reading charity based in the United Kingdom with children and books at its heart. Made up of numerous groups across the length and breadth of the country, the Federation works with tens of thousands of children and young people each year.The FCBG was first set into motion over forty years ago as a parenting group whose aim was to encourage children to read and to support families. Over the years FCBG has grown into a nationwide network in the UK, but at it's core remains one simple directive: encourage a love of reading in children and you enrich their lives forever...
Many heart felt congratulations to the Federation of Children's Book Groups. What a great ethic to have!!!
Now, if you're wondering what the Eleanor Farjeon Award is, here's the explanation directly from Children's Book Circle's site:
The CBC is proud to host the annual Eleanor Farjeon Award, which recognises an outstanding contribution to the world of children�s books by an individual or organisation. Librarians, authors, publishers, teachers, reviewers and others who have given exceptional service to our industry are eligible for nomination. CBC members nominate suitable candidates and then vote for the winner. The award ceremony itself is an enjoyable evening, with the winner�s acceptance speech being a particular highlight.
For more information follow the link to the Children's Book Circle: