Posted 20 October 2014
As an author and reviewer, I'm used to getting exciting packages through the post. Thursday, though, I received a particularly fine parcel containing no fewer than eight children's classics.
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Posted 13 October 2014
In an act of extreme kindness - and it has nothing to do with laziness and having to come up with a Booktrust Writer-in-Residence blog EVERY SINGLE WEEK - I've...
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Posted 6 October 2014
In this week's blog i've been looking back at National Poetry Day
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Posted 29 September 2014
Please let me know your thoughts on non-fiction as a child, as an adult, as a teacher, parent, TA or librarian. What fired your imagination? Which books or interests shaped...
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Posted 22 September 2014
In this week's blog I relive childhood books and storytelling, especially the Uncle books.
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Posted 15 September 2014
This week's blog is about the books and authors that have been influential in my life.
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Posted 8 September 2014
Isaac Bashevis Singer described it as being the wastepaper basket. Thornton Wilder described it as the incinerator. What were they referring to? The writer's best friend.
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Posted 3 September 2014
The very first #AskArdagh of Philip Ardagh's time as Booktrust Writer in Residence took place on Twitter on 1 September. We got a lot of useful insights - and some...
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Posted 1 September 2014
The subject of this week's blog is, as promised, characters with disabilities in children's books, but I can't really start a Booktrust blog - least of all one on this...
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Posted 25 August 2014
What could make up for your not being able to read a beautiful full-length piece by me this week? Why LOTS OF BEAUTIFUL PICTURES OF BEAUTIFUL ME, of course, so...
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