A Reading Round-Up

I can’t believe we’re nearly at the end of 2019 already. It’s been a year of great ups and downs personally, but as always I’ve found escape, strength, friendship and adventure in books. Here are some of the middle grade books I’ve enjoyed this year. This is by no means an exhaustive list of my… Read on…

August Events

Following a whirlwind tour of Kent – thanks to everyone who came along to see me – I’ve got some smashing events lined up for August. Library tour Our libraries do a fantastic job under increasingly difficult circumstances.  They’re one of the few places left in our world where you can go, spend time, browse books,… Read on…

July Events

I am off to Kent next week – very exciting! I went to university in Canterbury a very long time ago and I’m looking forward to seeing how the place has changed. And I am really, really looking forward to doing some events in the area. Do come along if you can. I will be telling… Read on…

Storm Hound Extras

Here are a collection of activities and extras which you are welcome to use for classes, bookclubs or just for a bit of you. Please share your stories and pictures with me. I’d love to see them. Storm Hound Activities Here are some lovely activity sheets made by the team at Macmillan’s Children’s Books. StormHound_ActivitySheets Want… Read on…

Festivals and filming

Thanks to everyone who came to the Pontypridd Children’s Book Festival last weekend. I had a fantastic time, meeting new people, catching up with old friends and chatting to readers. You can read a full summary of the day from The Reader Teacher. And here are a few photo highlights. PG Bell takes us on… Read on…