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Just a few answers to the 100 questions from Shrewton Primary School – phew!

Just a few answers to the 100 questions from Shrewton Primary School – phew!

All of the pupils at Shrewton Primary School presented me with a bag full of questions. I sat and counted each hand written one and was amazed to discover exactly 100.

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On the importance of libraries

On the importance of libraries

I was recently asked to write a guest article for ‘Voices for the Library’. I think our libraries are so important and I really enjoyed the chance to talk about one of my favourite subjects.
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But Here You Are

But Here You Are

A poem I wrote some years ago about Nelson Mandela, who sadly died last week.
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Deep in the Dorset jungle

Deep in the Dorset jungle

In October, I spent a lively, busy day at Upton Infant School in Dorset where I read books with reception right up through the other year groups. Read more →

Come and see me at Cheltenham Festival in October

Come and see me at Cheltenham Festival in October

Come and meet me at the Cheltenham festival on Saturday 5 October at 10am, in St Andrew’s Church, Mont. Hall.

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Ruby’s Baby Brother

Ruby’s Baby Brother

Illustrator: Miriam Latimer

Buy online: Sainsbury’s Entertainment

Ruby’s mom is having a baby, but Ruby is not very happy about it. She knows that babies are smelly and noisy, and she is sure that he will steal all of her toys! When baby Leon comes along, will she change her mind about having a baby brother?

Kirkus review When Will it Snow and Ruby’s Baby Brother

Kirkus review When Will it Snow and Ruby’s Baby Brother

I recently found out about these lovely reviews of two of my books, When Will it Snow, and Ruby’s Sleepover. Read more →

The School Librarian – Closing the Poverty-Driven Literacy Gap

The School Librarian – Closing the Poverty-Driven Literacy Gap

According to National Literacy Trust figures released in 2011, of the 3.8 million children in the UK, one in three does not own a book. Read more →

The Cathedra 900 project

The Cathedra 900 project

As soon as I saw the powerful and dynamic artwork of Mark Ware, produced for his Cathedra 900 project displayed in the historic Exeter Cathedral, I realised inspiration was there for the taking.

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Matt Glover reading Here Comes the Crocodile

Matt Glover reading Here Comes the Crocodile

Hello everyone. Here’s a video of author, Matt Glover, reading my book, Here Comes the Crocodile, complete with some interesting accents! Read more →

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