About time!

Yes, it’s about time I posted on this blog… So, here goes with an all-sorts kind of update.

Well, first of all the new term has begun in schools and I’ve already visited lots of great primaries across the north of England in September including Foston, Terrington, Clifton with Rawcliffe (York), Langton, St Benedict’s, Norton, RL Hughes (Wigan), Aspin Park (Knaresborough) and Our Lady Queen of Martyrs (York).

The children in all the schools have been massively enthusiastic and there has been a real buzz around books – it’s so great to see kids getting excited about reading! If you’re a teacher and want an inspirational author to get your children reading for pleasure then email me at [email protected]

Who to choose… Sorry, whom to choose!

I’ve also just been down to Hertford Children’s Book Festival where I did two tasty events, one with home-schooled children (which was great fun) and one at a school in Hertford (which, by massive coincidence, was great fun). The festival has a really impressive line up of authors and performers and is well worth a look if you live in the area.

Being Silly with the home-schooled kids

As usual I gave out lots of moustache pencils to children who made a special contribution to the events…

I have some wonderful events lined up over the next few months too:
Sat Oct 10th  Ryedale Book Festival – Weird and Wacky Words: a fun family event in Malton
Sat 29th Oct Summer Reading Challenge Celebration – Leeds Central Library
Sat 28th Nov Books on Tyne Festival – Lit & Phil Library, Newcastle: another great family event (free!)
I’ll also be doing a school visit to Russia in October, which should be exciting. Da!

Free fun pack for schools!

Did you know that my brill publishers Bloomsbury have produced a FREE fun wordplay activity pack to download? It’s based on my new book of Weird and Wacky Words:
It’s full of enjoyable activities based on words and can be downloaded as a PDF from Bloomsbury’s website here
Bye for now!

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