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FCBG online Twitter forum – this Sunday!

The lovely Melanie over on Library Mice, let me know about a wonderful new idea that the FCBG (Federation of Children’s Book Groups) are starting up. It’s an online Twitter forum for general chit chat about children’s books on Twitter. Think, a Twitter party meets a book group.

Here is the official blurb:

“The Federation of Children’s Book Groups is delighted to announce that it will be starting a

children’s book forum for adults over social networking site Twitter. The aim of the forum is

for librarians, teachers, bloggers and anyone else interested in children’s books the chance

to talk about new releases, favourites and anything else of interest surrounding children’s


By starting this forum the FCBG are hoping that fans of children’s books will have a new way to share their thoughts, opinions, new books they’ve read etc… and to basically enjoy “chatting” with other like minded children’s book lovers.

I think it’s a great idea. After taking part in Tweet Talk Give for Book Aid International, it is definitely possible to have a conversation like this on Twitter and we found that was a really fun way of sharing our thoughts about a specific book (and of course raising some money for a fantastic cause in the process).

If you want to take part in the FCBG’s inaugural Twitter forum logon this Sunday evening (Sunday 20 March) between 8-9pm, make sure you are following the FCBG chair (@FCBGChair) and follow the hashtag #fcbgbkgrp to keep up with the chatter. The forum will then take place every other week and there will sometimes be a theme too, such as in May it will be National Share a Story Month, so the theme may be what are the best books to share with a child. Milo and I will be getting our thinking caps on!


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