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This month is the UK-based Federation of Children’s Book Groups’ annual celebration of all things factual: National Non-Fiction November (NNFN). Here at Lonely Planet Kids we've been involved with NNFN for a few years now. We love that for a whole month we celebrate all those readers who have a passion for information and facts, the type of reader who really loves the books we produce. 

Each year has a different theme and this year's theme is one which is close to our hearts: transport and travel around the world. We've just published a new book How Trains Work and we're thrilled to be supporting National Non-Fiction November with both the artwork from the book and with the competition (read on to find out more!).

So how can you, your book group or your school get involved?

Get reading! We've got an extensive list of transport-related titles to get you started.

Enter our competition! We want to see what you think the vehicle of the future looks like. The winning group or school gets the opportunity to have a visit from our award-winning illustrator James Gulliver-Hancock but there are plenty of other fabulous prizes including days out on heritage railways and, of course, copies of How Trains Work. 

Use our resources! There are free downloads, lists of ideas and further reading on the NNFN site. 

Lastly, if you want to learn more about How Trains Work and what our young reviewers think of it, our Spotlight on... series is currently focussing on our latest transport-related title. And if the artwork in the book inspires you or your kids you can read all about how James Gulliver-Hancock approaches his work.

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