Monthly Archives: June 2013

Westglade Primary School, Nottingham

A quick hello to Miss Gell and everyone at Westglade Primary School for making me feel so welcome on Thursday. It was my second visit to Westglade; I visited Miss Gell’s Year Five class earlier in the year when they … Continue reading

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And the winners were…

OK, so this news isn’t exactly hot off the press – more lukewarm out of last week’s chip papers but hey… Simon Bartram’s Clone Chaos won the Nottingham Mega Reads Award. Chosen by Y3s in six primaries in the Ellis … Continue reading

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And the award goes to…

The awards season is in full swing. On Thursday I attended the Society of Authors Authors’ Awards and here’s my invitation to prove it:                           My initial reaction … Continue reading

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The Priory School, Hitchin

I had a fab visit to a school in Hitchin yesterday.  Thank you to school librarians Sue Plum and Kathy Stovin for inviting me to meet Y5s from nearby St Andrew’s Primary and Purwell Primary schools. Both classes were a … Continue reading

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Malorie Blackman

Huge congratulations to Malorie Blackman who has succeeded Julia Donaldson to become the new Children’s Laureate. Malorie, who is mostly known for her Young Adult fiction such as Noughts and Crosses and Pig-Heart Boy but has written super stuff for … Continue reading

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Poetry Anthologies

I’m not a poet, not even a bad one, but I do enjoy reading poems and hearing them read. I picked up this newish anthology (2011), Green Glass Beads, a collection of Poems for Girls  from my local bookshop the … Continue reading

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