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Where did you get that hat? Summer Reading Challenge

Give us an ‘S’. blue phone case iphone 7 Give us an ‘R’. best iphone 6 s plus cases Give us a ‘C’. What have you got? SRC… which everyone knows stands for the Summer Reading Challenge. Yes, the Summer Reading Challenge, the Reading Agency’s simple-yet-genius idea to keep children’s reading for pleasure levels topped […]


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Farewell, CWIG…

So how was 2013 for you?  One of my main achievements was as Chair of the Society of Authors’ Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group (CWIG).  I helped design and research information for a survey on the Value of Author Visits in Schools. The purpose of the survey was to provide evidence for Ofsted to show  what a […]

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More from the Joined-Up Reading Conference

Here’s a few more pics for you from the Joined – Up Reading Conference (see yesterday’s blog, too):   Here I am with Miriam Halahmy, YA fiction writer. Nice plug on the book there, Miriam! #pro Bali Rai, Sarah McIntyre (holding Allan Ahlberg’s bear – don’t tell him), me, Nicola Smee (all CWIG committee members […]


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School librarians on the march…

I missed a chance to help school librarians yesterday and I feel so bad about it. iphone 7 plus case eeyore I simply couldn’t get to London in time to do this:                   Illustrator Sarah McIntyre supporting school librarians outside parliament. Read her blog about what happened […]


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Futures of Publishing

I attended a talk on ‘Futures of Publishing’ last night at Society of Authors HQ in London. Illustrator Sarah McIntyre (she of the hats) chaired a lively panel discussion on different ways of getting published.                           ‘Futures of Publishing’ panel. heavy duty case […]


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School Visits for Beginners

It’s been a busy few days. It seems when I’m not actually visiting schools I’m talking about visiting schools!  I was in London yesterday with fellow children’s writers Dianne Hofmeyr and Bali Rai at Society of Authors HQ. Our mission: to give tips on author visits to writers who haven never done them before. To find out […]

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Here Lies Arthur – book review

If you like your history dark and your heroes seriously flawed you’ll adore Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve. Reeve takes all the great episodes from the Arthurian Legend and gives them a mighty shake. Through the eyes of Gwyna, a young peasant girl with a preternatural ability to swim for long periods underwater, we find out what ‘really’ happened […]

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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 writers, poets and illustrators.  Librarians and readers would have died and gone to heaven if they’d walked […]


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Day trip to London

I went to London yesterday for a meeting with the Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group (I am a committee member – be impressed – be very impressed). I arrived at King’s Cross Station where this was sticking out of the wall: Then I caught the tube to South Kensington where I had a bowl of coffee: […]


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