Monthly Archives: February 2013

School Visit: Weston Hills C of E Primary School, Spalding

Did you know that only about 10% of schools have author visits?  That’s all. Ten. Per. Cent. Maybe that’s why the schools I do visit are always so brilliant; they’re the one in ten who know how exciting and enriching author visits can be, how they can help create a reading culture.  Take Weston Hills […]

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Deary, deary me…

What’s that saying? A week is a long time in politics? It’s a long time in the book world, too.  This time last Saturday I was blogging  about National Libraries Day and what a fun time I’d had celebrating it. Soon after that, on Twitter, Fiona Dunbar was  ‘tweeted’ by a woman saying she’d seen […]

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School Visit: Seely Juniors, Nottingham

I had another awesome school visit today. This time it was to Robin Hood Country in Nottingham.  Seely Juniors, on the outskirts of the city,  is one of those large primary schools with long corridors where you can easily get lost. Luckily I was escorted everywhere by some of Seely’s finest. I worked with the […]

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Kulanjango by Jenny Ritchie

If you’ve been following my blog you’ll know that I’m the patron of reading of a school in North Wales (Ysgol Esgob Morgan). The headteacher, Tim Redgrave, has been getting so much interest about it from other schools and authors we’re devising a set of guidelines about what a patron  does.  Basically, the main emphasis […]

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Book Spine Poetry 2

I’m sorry but I love creating these book spine poems so much. Expect one every few blogs.                         Cool Cool, Silent snow, secret snow, Ghostlands, Wilderness, The sky is everywhere.   About the books: Cool by Michael Morpurgo – moving story about a boy […]

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Radio Nottingham

TV one week, radio the next… I could get used to this!  Today I was invited on to the Gareth Evans Show on Radio Nottingham.                               Gareth Evans ‘live’ on one of the screens in the BBC Radio Nottingham foyer   […]

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