Sign up for Shakespeare Week

Next week, 16-22 March, is Shakespeare Week in primary schools - sign up to join the celebrations via the link, below. Here are ten funny facts about Shakespeare to share with your class, from...

11/03/2015Sign up for Shakespeare Week

What are kids reading?

Does the recently-released 'What Kids are Reading' report by Renaissance Learning tells us more about the availability of books in schools than what children actually want to read?

26/02/2015What are kids reading?

Creating a picture book character

As part of our focus on picture books for our World Book Day picture book competition (see link below), we asked Steve Smallman (Batmouse, The Lamb Who Came for Dinner) to give us some tips on how...

20/02/2015Creating a picture book character

Bringing a Fantasy World to Life

Ian Johnstone, author of The Bell Between Worlds (HarperCollins), talks about how to create a believable fantasy world.

12/02/2015Bringing a Fantasy World to Life

Berlie Doherty on her sequel to Street Child

Street Child (HarperCollins) has sold over 111,000 copies since it was published in 2009. Here, author Berlie Doherty tells us why she has now written its sequel, Far From Home, which is published...

25/01/2015Berlie Doherty on her sequel to Street Child

Vivian French's top tips for successful school events

Author Vivian French, who has been visiting schools for 20 years, shares some suggestions for ensuring a successful author visit.

15/01/2015Vivian French's top tips for successful school events

Book festivals can inspire reading & writing

The Appledore Book Festival, which takes place each autumn, has become a key fixture in local schools' calendar, with author events recognised as giving a huge boost to pupils' enthusiasm for...

02/12/2014Book festivals can inspire reading & writing

Bears Don't Read!

Author and illustrator Emma Chichester Clark tells us how her new picture book, Bears Don't Read, came about and why she wanted the book to celebrate reading.

26/11/2014Bears Don't Read!

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