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Day At The Desk

Today's 'A Day At The Desk' welcomes the author illustrator duo Sam Hay and Sarah Massini, my stars of the week and creators of the  Star in the Jar (reviewed here), a book that bought tears to my eyes. 

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Giant

It's hard to measure up in a family with high expectations. But it's even harder when those people sometimes use you as an arm rest. And call you 'Peanut'. 

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Star In The Jar

When a little boy stumbles across a special star, he puts it in a jar and takes it on adventures.  

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Calling All School Children!

Kids - I need your help! I want loads of brilliant questions from 4 - 14 year olds that I can put to professionals across the publishing industry. I'll compile their answers into a series of features on the site that will hopefully help us to really understand how a book goes from the first word on a scrap of paper to a shelf in your local library. 

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Our Castle By The Sea

Growing up in a lighthouse, 11-year-old Pet's world has been one of storms, secret tunnels, and stories about sea monsters.  

 

Teachers - have you discovered @BookPenPals? A new initiative pairing authors & illustrators with schools to make reading recommendations via postcards. They're pretty oversubscribed, but if you're interested it might be worth getting your name on the waiting list. They have some fabulous authors on board.