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Engaging children in reading

Marianne Levy, author of the Ellie May books about a young superstar, blogs about why children's books should include the world of pop culture in their stories.

02/05/2013Engaging children in reading

Alan Gibbons on the genesis of his new book, Raining Fire

Alan Gibbons has blogged for ReadingZone about how his latest book, Raining Fire, came about. Raining Fire tackles gun crime and the far-reaching consequences it can have.

15/03/2013Alan  Gibbons on the genesis of his new book, Raining Fire

Writing the Opal trilogy

Author Maudie Smith has joined ReadingZone as part of her Blog Tour, with a blog about writing for series, compared with writing for one-off books. Maudie Smith's new book, About Zooming Time, Opal...

20/02/2013Writing the Opal trilogy

OUP launches author / illustrator blog

We've enjoyed browsing the new OUP blog so thought we'd share it. There are entries from authors including Matt Dickinson, Joanna Nadin and Ali Sparkes.

17/01/2013OUP launches author / illustrator blog

Ali Sparkes boosts reading at Don Valley

Year seven's reading focus got a real boost when Don Valley played host to award-winning author, Ali Sparkes. Ali is the author of nearly 40 published books and her book, Frozen in Time, won the...

17/01/2013Ali Sparkes boosts reading at Don Valley

Author visit gets thumbs up from Y7's

Year seven's reading focus for this term got a real boost when Don Valley played host to award-winning author, Ali Sparkes on Friday, 9th November.

20/11/2012Author visit gets thumbs up from Y7's

Students take part in book award launch

On Friday, 26th October, to finish off our Don Valley Book week, we took 22 students along to the Civic Theatre in Doncaster for the launch of this year's Doncaster Book Award.

14/11/2012Students take part in book award launch

Pageturners' spooky lunch times...

Don Valley organised two spooky lunch time sessions for its Pageturners reading group as part of its Bookweek in October. Librarian Lyn Hopson tells us more...

05/11/2012Pageturners' spooky lunch times...
 

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