Twenty Things You Ought to Know About Pigs - blog post image

Twenty Things You Ought to Know About Pigs

I thought this list from the fabulous Secret Life of Cows (by Rosamund Young) might be interesting for anybody wanting to feature a pig in the cast of their next story. 

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Action For Conservation

I've made no secret of my adoration of The Lost Words (reviewed here) so it won't surprise you to learn that February's Charity is Action For Conservation, dedicated to inspiring young people to take action for the natural world and to the next generation of conservationists.  

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Twelve Nature Charities

This year I will be building a list of twelve nature charities through a monthly spot in which I will invite different children's authors to propose and introduce a charity of their choice.  I thought I would kick off with my own and  make no apologies for having featured them before because, only last month, the 

The Woodland Trust - blog post image

The Woodland Trust

How I wish I'd listened to my mother She knew the name of every tree in the woods and hedgerows. If, like, me you find yourself wishing you'd paid more attention, 

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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