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More lunches with more legends…

*Namedropping alert*  If you read my blog because you like books and children’s authors you are in for a treat. This weekend was the bi-annual meeting of the Scattered Authors’ Society in a top secret location somewhere in the UK (Peterborough).   I had a great time. I’ve been a member of the SAS for over […]


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Julia Donaldson the new Children’s Laureate

Congratulations to Julia Donaldson who was announced as the Children’s Laureate for 2011-2013 this week. Even though I voted for Alan Gibbons she’s a good choice, I think. Her contribution to children’s literature is outstanding. To have written a classic (The Gruffalo) is a commendation enough but her manifesto for her laureatship is impressive too. […]


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The Gruffalo

So The Gruffalo was given the ultimate accolade by being made into an animated film and shown on Christmas Day.  Good call. It should be the law that producers choose a picture book every year to feature in this way.  My favourite from last year was Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. I suggest The […]

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