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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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Headline: Monster wins book prize…

I was at the Oscars yesterday. Yeah, baby. The OSCARS!!!  I don’t mean these Oscars:   And I don’t mean I flew out to : But for children’s writers, the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards amounts to the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Sky Is Everywhere (YA)

‘Gram is worried about me. It’s not just because my sister Bailey died four weeks ago, or because my mother hasn’t contacted me in sixteen years or even because suddenly all I think about is sex. She is worried because … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2009

‘The Old Year’s gone away To nothingness and night’ – John Clare It’s been a busy one. My writing highlights include: 1. Having the first 6 books in the GIRLS FC series published by Walker Books. Being particularly proud of … Continue reading

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London

I went to London yesterday. I love going to London. As soon as I set foot on that platform in King’s Cross Station I feel giddy and excited.  I know I’m 54 and shouldn’t feel like a schoolkid on an … Continue reading

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