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North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards 2016

North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards 2016

I can’t quite believe it, but ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Bear Spotting’ has won the Picture Book category at the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards 2016. The NSTBA is run by a team of very knowledgable (very lovely, very smart, very attractive…) readers, so this […]

Barnes Children’s Literature Festival

Barnes Children’s Literature Festival

Well, didn’t we all have a brilliant time in Barnes? What a wonderful festival. Thanks so much to Amanda Brettargh and her army of volunteers. Thanks also to all of the families who came along to join in the ‘Goodnight Spaceman’ fun. I was made […]

Sheffield Children’s Book Awards

Sheffield Children’s Book Awards

All mended after my recent surgery, I can now go galavanting cross-country at will. Thank goodness, because otherwise I’d have had to miss out on attending the absolutely fantastic Sheffield Children’s Book Awards. The awards ceremony was so much fun! What a great day out […]

Fun (and literacy!) in Great Malvern

Many thanks to the staff and pupils at St Joseph’s Primary School in Great Malvern for inviting me in yesterday as part of their literacy week. And what a week they’ve been having! The kids were all in fine fettle yesterday, buzzing from a week […]

Wychwood Festival 2014

Wychwood Festival 2014

I’m just back from a wonderful day at the tenth annual Wychwood Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse. The Kids Literature Festival that forms part of a HUGE family music event is run (brilliantly) by Barbara Pendrigh and her team at Waterstone’s Cheltenham. There’s a lovely performance […]