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Emma Wright on the CLiPPA poetry award

Falling Out of the Sky: Poems about Myths and Monsters is one of the titles shortlisted by this year's CLiPPA poetry award. Here, Emma Wright, founder of the Emma Press, tells us how the book came...

28/06/2016Emma Wright on the CLiPPA poetry award

What Libraries Unlimited aims to achieve in Devon

Janet Fisher, a board member of Libraries Unlimited, tells us what are the aims of the new public mutual commissioned to run Devon County Council's Library Service of 50 libraries and four mobile...

23/05/2016What Libraries Unlimited aims to achieve in Devon

Anne Cassidy reimagines 'Of Mice And Men'

Anne Cassidy's latest novella, Thicker than Water, is a reimagining of Steinbeck's classic, 'Of Mice and Men'. It is published by Barrington Stoke this month and here, Anne tells us how she changed...

23/05/2016Anne Cassidy reimagines 'Of Mice And Men'

Why children need funny books

Tom Nicoll's books about a mini dragon causing havoc (There's a Dragon in my Dinner, There's a Dragon in my Backpack from Stripes) are waving the flag for funny books. We asked him, why do children...

05/05/2016Why children need funny books

Should the Carnegie Medal have a sister award?

With this year's Carnegie Medal shortlist focused largely on YA fiction, do primary schools feel excluded from the excellent 'Shadowing' scheme the award offers? We asked primary teacher Sue Wilsher...

19/03/2016Should the Carnegie Medal have a sister award?

Isaac, a superhero with Asperger's

We spoke to author and illustrator Melanie Walsh about what inspired her to create a picture about a child with Aspergers: Isaac and his Amazing Asperger Superpowers!.

17/03/2016Isaac, a superhero with Asperger's

Why are beetles cool? MG Leonard explains

Author MG Leonard's debut Beetle Boy, the first in a trilogy, is about a boy, a disappearing dad and some very special beetles. Here, she explains why she wanted to write a story about beetles.

25/02/2016Why are beetles cool? MG Leonard explains

Should author events be segregated?

Authors, both male and female, are increasingly being asked to talk to boys or girls only during school events. Here, author Robin Stevens tells us why she's refusing to take part in...

17/02/2016Should author events be segregated?
 

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