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Happy hedgehogs and lovely feedback

Happy hedgehogs and lovely feedback

Here are some very happy hedgehogs from my visit to St. Peter’s Primary School Bishopsworth, Bristol. I spent the day there, held an assembly then visited all the different year groups.

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Come and see me at the Stratford Literary Festival

Come and see me at the Stratford Literary Festival

I’m very pleased to be holding an event at the Stratford Literary Festival on 27th March 2015.

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A very lovely hedgehog

A very lovely hedgehog

I was recently at the fantastic St. Peters School talking and reading with its wonderful pupils.

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Attending the launch of Reading Force Little Ones

Attending the launch of Reading Force Little Ones

I attended the launch of Reading Force Little Ones at the Aldershot Forces base on October 22nd, which proved to be great success. I really enjoyed being a part of such a dynamic charity event.

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Answering questions from Bishops Lydeard School

Answering questions from Bishops Lydeard School

Thank you, Bishops Lydeard School, for these questions. Some children have asked the same questions lots of times so I’ve tried to answer everyone.

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Reading Forces goes into the noisy jungle

Reading Forces goes into the noisy jungle

Saturday 7th June was my first Reading Force event. I confess that I was curious and concerned as to how it would all go. But all trepidation was instantly swept away by the wave of enthusiastic librarians.

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Kicking Off National-Share-A-Story Month in Taunton

Kicking Off National-Share-A-Story Month in Taunton

I recently visited pupils at Bishops Lydeard Primary School in Taunton to kick-start National Share-A-Story Month!

I read and made masks with each year group and had a wonderful day with all of the children. You can read more about my time there over on the Somerset County Gazette.

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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