Tag Archives: Barbara Mitchelhill

Quality Quick Reads

I was inspired by this blog by a librarian in America. It’s all about reaching children  who can read but are reluctant to do so. Children for whom books are a bit of a chore, for whatever reason. The solution was to stock the school library with short, funny, pacy, brightly illustrated and well written books that […]


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Run Rabbit Run

  World War II just keeps on giving us the best children’s stories. For me they began in 1963 with I Am David by Ann Holm. 1975 gave us the groundbreaking  Machine Gunners by Robert Westall and more recently Morris Gleitzman blew me away with the Once trilogy. I can now include Run Rabbit Run by Barbara Mitchelhill to that list.   Published […]

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Scattered Authors

I had a great time in the West Midlands with a bunch of other children’s writers from the Scattered Authors’ Society this weekend.  Here are some of them, looking highly professional round the boardroom. left to right: Lynne Benton (just out of shot) Ann Bryant, Valerie Wilding, Jacob Sagar Weinstein, Odette Elliott, Abie Longstaff, Elen Caldecott, Yvonne Coppard, […]

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