Monthly Archives: June 2012

School librarians on the march…

I missed a chance to help school librarians yesterday and I feel so bad about it. iphone 7 plus case eeyore I simply couldn’t get to London in time to do this:                   Illustrator Sarah McIntyre supporting school librarians outside parliament. Read her blog about what happened […]


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Constable and Toop (book review)

I was absorbed by Gareth P Jones’ book The Considine Curse so when I found a new title on the bookshelves in Foyles, St Pancras, I bought it straight away. pale pink iphone 7 case Boy, it’s a spooky one – perfect for this time of year!                 […]

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Kafou: Haitian Voodoo art

I avoided the crowds at the sales in Nottingham yesterday and went to see the Kafou, Haiti, Art and Vodou exhibition at the Nottingham Contemporary art gallery instead. The exhibition was a mixture of paintings, sculptures and tapestries about the Haitian religion of Vodou (voodoo) and the afterlife in Haiti. Vodou is a spiritual religion […]

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Book Week

It’s almost October. king iphone 7 case That means next week is Book Week. ted baker iphone x phone case That means…. shock resistant iphone 7 case North Wales. smile iphone 7 case Yay! Once again I’ve been invited to work with the awesome schools and libraries in Denbighshire. glitter iphone 7 plus case gold […]


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Dear Helena…

I had a bumper batch of beautifully written letters from Y5 and Y6 at Crofton Junior School this week. It’s plain to see they’ve all put  an enormous effort into composing them:   Unfortunately it’s impossible for me to reply individually to everyone so what I’ve done is written a personal letter to the class […]


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West End Middle School, Cleckheaton

  I visited West End Middle School in Cleckheaton yesterday. I’m so sorry my camera isn’t working or I would have taken photos for you. I would have taken pictures of the Victorian terrace houses sloping down the hill from the school and the  gloomy sandstone  building – now a joinery firm but once possibly […]


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Ravens or Rovers?

Have you entered the great She Kicks competition to win a signed set of my books yet?   Win all 12 Girls FC books All you have to do is think up a cool name for a girls’ football team. iphone 8 case champagne How easy is that? Send your entries to by October […]

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Here Come the Girls

Yes! My first non-fiction book is available now. It’s called Here Come the Girls and is a perfect companion for the Girls FC series. The book is part of the Collins Read On series which is targeted at 11-14 year-old reluctant readers. Anyone can read the book, though – it’s suitable for Y4-6 too.   […]

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Exclusive! New player joins the Parrs…

Have you ever wanted to be part of a book you’ve loved reading? Maybe sit next to Harry Potter in class? Or solve a mystery with Sherlock Holmes? Lizzie Craven, one of my top Girls FC fans, has written a story in which she joins the Parrs. It was so good I wanted to share […]

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Book Review: Monacello

I bought Monacello last week at the Joined-Up Reading Conference. The author, Geraldine McCaughrean, was one of the speakers. ‘Never boil your cabbages twice,’ was one of the many memorable things she told us. Never boil your cabbages twice. In other words, don’t write the same thing over and over. Well, she certainly never does. […]

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