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Books for Reluctant Readers 8 – 12 years

I’ve been taking Walking on Gold, my buried treasure adventure story, out into schools and having lots of conversations with children, teachers and parents, too. With Christmas coming up, parents are asking me to recommend books for 8 – 12s, especially for reluctant readers. In answer, I took the opportunity to talk with educator Rachael […]

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David Almond and the Bath Children’s Festival

  Once again the Bath Children’s Literature Festival is working its magic to inspire readers and writers of all generations. Yesterday evening, David Almond gave his Professorial Lecture for Bath Spa University in the Guildhall. He talked about novels beginning as ‘scribbles and scratches’ and marks on a page, and showed his own rough notes. […]

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