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Blog for New Teachers Part #2: Class Readers

Here’s the thing. I taught for seven years full-time and a further thirteen years part-time. I taught in junior schools and secondary schools. I taught in small village primaries and huge city secondary schools. I had good classes and awkward … Continue reading

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If Carlsberg did Conferences…

I attended one of the most inspirational conferences I’ve ever been to yesterday (remember, I’m in my fifties – I’ve been to a lot of conferences). This conference was organised by The Reader Organisation, a body I’ve blogged about before. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Un-Forgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce

I visited the wonderful Children’s Bookshop in Huddersfield yesterday. If you’ve never been and you live locally you must pop in. It’s gorgeous.  The outside looks like a children’s bookshop should, with white bow windows and a door with a … Continue reading

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The Power of Reading

Do you remember ages ago I blogged about hearing children’s writer Frank Cottrell Boyce talk about the Reader Organisation? What do you mean, no? Well read this first here and then come back to this blog. I’ll make a cup … Continue reading

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Frank Cottrell Boyce

Have you ever met someone and been instantly blown away by them?  That happened to me yesterday. I was at a one day conference given by CWIG (Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group).  In the audience were 90 CWIG members, a mixture of … Continue reading

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That Friday Feeling

Yey! It’s Friday. If I coould leap in the air like Marta, the ace Brazillian footballer, I would. There’s something about Friday’s that’s different from the rest of the week. It’s not just that you’ve got the whole of the … Continue reading

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My favourite books of the year…

I haven’t read as many books as I should have this year but those I have read have been top notch.  These are some of my favourite children’s ones: The Death Defying Pepper Roux by Geraldine McCaughrean (Oxford)  A fast … Continue reading

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