Monthly Archives: July 2013

Summer Events

I’m doing just two appearances over summer but they’re both exciting:   This coming Saturday (June 27th) I’ll be in Dalston CLR James Library for Dalston Town Tales, a day of reading and writing fun for all ages. I’ll be … Continue reading


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Can’t I Just Kick It?

One of my Girls FC titles, Can’t I Just Kick It? was mentioned by top children’s book reviewer and columnist Julia Eccleshare in the Guardian Children’s Books website yesterday.  The piece was in response to a parent asking for chapter … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Challenge 2013

I was in Harby in Nottinghamshire last week helping Janet, my local librarian,  promote the Summer Reading Challenge. This year’s theme’s a cracker – Creepy House. The illustrations by Chris Riddell are fabulous.               … Continue reading


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Fishbones Dreaming

I love this poem. I think it’s so cleverly written and I actually cried when I read it. It hasn’t put me off eating fish, though!  I haven’t got permission to type it out in full so you’ll have to … Continue reading

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I’m not quite sure how it happened but at some stage during this recession councils decided that the easiest way to save money was to slash the library budget, especially in yer rural regions (ouch!). I mean, no one cares, … Continue reading

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