Inspiring Young Writers

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altThe year is flying by.† Iíve been so busy - writing and doing events† Ė that I havenít reported on all† the schools Iíve visited.† Please send me photos and pupilsí work inspired by my books.†† Iím thrilled with Lesson Plans generously donated by† Lucy Compton of Spinney Hill Primary.† She used CLASS THREE ALL AT SEA with her Year One class and got accolades from Ofsted.† They said they had never seen such a high standard of writing from Year 1 boys!† You can find the lesson plans here.

Iíve had a couple of accolades myself:alt

Norfolk Library Service gave KISSES ARE YUK! Their Bronze Star Award.† This is an award voted for by children so Iím very proud.†

'Inside' has been longlisted for the 2010 YoungMinds Book Award. alt


We're told the competition was really tough this year and Inside was chosen out of 35 books to form part of a longlist of 12.
The publishers, Andersen Press, will send 50 copies to YoungMinds who will in turn distribute them to book groups and schools across the country for young people to review.

Once the reviews have been collated in September they will use them to chose† the shortlist of 6 and then the winning book will be decided by a panel of 6† judges, including three young people and three childrenĻs authors.† Fingers crossed!!

Last Updated ( Sunday, 08 March 2015 20:03 )