Monthly Archives: September 2012

New voting buttons: Who is your favourite character?

One of the questions I am asked a lot on school visits is who is my favourite character. I always say this is a bit like asking a mum or dad who their favourite child is – there’s no real … Continue reading

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Book Week

It’s almost October. That means next week is Book Week. That means…. North Wales. Yay! Once again I’ve been invited to work with the awesome schools and libraries in Denbighshire. Ruthin here I come!             … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Win a signed set of Girls FC books

Don’t miss the chance to win a full set of my Girls FC books. They’re signed, too!   The competition in the recent issue of She Kicks     All you have to do is tell She Kicks magazine what … Continue reading

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A library without a librarian is just a room

‘A library without a librarian is just a room.’ That was just one of the many memorable things children’s writer and libraries campaigner Alan Gibbons said during his talk at Lowdham Book Festival yesterday. It was the second time I’d … Continue reading

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She Kicks

How cool is this!  My Girls FC books are featured in the September 2012 issue (10) of She Kicks magazine. She Kicks is the biggest and best magazine about women’s football in the UK so it’s outrageously prestigious to be … Continue reading

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Allan Ahlberg

Did I mention I had the honour of introducing Allan Ahlberg at the Joined-Up Reading Conference on Sunday? What? Only A MILLION TIMES? Well, what do you expect?  To put how much that meant to me in to perspective, here … Continue reading

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More from the Joined-Up Reading Conference

Here’s a few more pics for you from the Joined – Up Reading Conference (see yesterday’s blog, too):   Here I am with Miriam Halahmy, YA fiction writer. Nice plug on the book there, Miriam! #pro Bali Rai, Sarah McIntyre … Continue reading

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What a weekend!

Wow! And wow again!  Just back from the Joined -Up Reading Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group (CWIG) Conference in Reading. It went really well, thanks for asking, though there were glitches with the sounds system which meant some of the panel … Continue reading

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