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 … Continue reading

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Adam Johnson reads from ‘Are All Brothers Foul?’

Get in there!  I’m  over the proverbial moon to announce that two of my books  ‘Are All Brothers Foul?’ and ‘Here Come the Girls!’ are featured in this year’s Premier League Reading Stars Challenge brought to you by the mighty National … Continue reading

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Celebrity Writers (again)

The other big news in the world of children’s books last week (apart from Terry Deary) was that Chelsea FC’s Frank Lampard has signed a book deal to write 5 football books for children. He joins David Beckham and Theo … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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National Libraries Day

So where were you yesterday? If the answer is watching telly eating Haribo Star Mix then lose five points. If the answer was in the local library celebrating National Libraries Day then Yay! Wahoo!  Well done, you! Me too!  How … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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.                               … Continue reading

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School Visit: Sibsey Free Primary School

I had my first school visit of the year today, travelling to the village of Sibsey on the outskirts of Boston in Lincolnshire. I was worried I’d be a bit rusty but the moment I walked into Sibsey Free Primary … Continue reading

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