The Children’s Book Circle
The contact for the CBC changes most years.
For the current contact try this link at Booktrusted: www.booktrusted.co.uk/organisations/
The Children’s Book Circle is a non-profit-making organisation run entirely by volunteers to provide a lively discussion forum for anyone involved in children’s books. The CBC meets on a monthly basis at a variety of venues around central London when guest speakers are invited to address current and controversial issues. The CBC host a Summer and Christmas party as well as the prestigious Patrick Hardy Lecture in November which is delivered by an eminent speaker on a relevant topic. In the memory of Eleanor Farjeon, the CBC annually present the Eleanor Farjeon Award for distinguished services to the world of children’s books. Members are mailed regularly and the CBC Newsletter appears three times a year. Membership prices, at time of going to press, are £15 within the M25 and £12 outside the M25 – monthly meetings are free but charges are made for parties, the Eleanor Farjeon Award and the Patrick Hardy Lecture.