A Word With Claire Barker - blog post image

A Word With Claire Barker

I am over the moon to welcome Claire Barker to the site today. Claire lives on a small farm in North Devon (very much my part of the world but a little further down the country!) and I have read that her brain is like a barrel of excited monkeys!  Isn't that a fabulous expression?   

A Word With Lisa Thompson - blog post image

A Word With Lisa Thompson

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

A Word With Kate Scott - blog post image

A Word With Kate Scott

A huge welcome and a round of applause for the very talented, and extremely patient (I've been a bit inefficient about this post - sorry Kate) KATE SCOTT who is celebrating the launch of her brilliant new book JUST JACK,  

A Word With Ann Evans - blog post image

A Word With Ann Evans

I am thrilled to welcome a very special author to the blog today.  I met Ann Evans at a recent author event where she was presenting an 'children's writer' award she had judged.  I plucked up my courage to hi-jack her in the tea queue and hey presto  

Rosie Loves Jack - blog post image

Rosie Loves Jack

Rosie loves Jack. Jack loves Rosie. So when they're split up, Rosie will do anything to find the boy who makes the sun shine in her head. Even run away from home.  

 

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.