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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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Help Reinstate The Lost Words

By removing many nature words from the Oxford Junior Dictionary, children will, rather than caring for the earth and everything on it, be more insular and lead less healthy lives. This is alarming at a time when species are approaching extinction and more and more children are suffering from mental illness and obesity. 

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A Word With Lisa Thompson

I am delighted to welcome the bestselling author of The Goldfish Boy whose second fantastic novel The Light Jar launches to huge critical acclaim this week. Lisa has kindly agreed to join me on the blog today and to answer some of your questions and I am delighted to feature reviews on both of her novels on The Bookshelf.  

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A Word With Kate Frost

Kate and I have not met but I feel like I know her - we are members of the same fantastic Facebook group (Book Connectors), she lives in Bristol which is near where I come from and, like me, she writes adult and children's fiction.  I recently reviewed Kate's novel Time Shifters Into The Past and a few people have got in touch to say they are going to read it.  If you haven't read the review you can read it here and if you scroll to the end of the interview you'll find details of Kate's Time Shifters Club with a fun freebie for those who sign up. 

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The Trapdoor Mysteries

The first book in The Trapdoor Mysteries, a series about Tally, a code-breaking, animal-loving servant girl and her best friend, a squirrel named Squill, who solve mysteries with the help of a secret library...  

 

What do Stig of the Dump, Sealskin & Sky Song 

have in common? And what's on my TBR (to be read) pile at the moment? Answers in the 'Author's Bookshelf interview