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Sunday, 26 September 2021
The Panda, The Cat and The Dreadful Teddy by Paul Magrs, review by Shirley-Anne McMillan
I have loved Paul Magrs's writing for years now. He is one of those rare authors who is just great at covering a range of genres- YA, ma...
Saturday, 25 September 2021
To social media or not to social media? by Holly Race
Anyone who has stepped foot in Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or TikTok will know that they can be perilous places. It's so easy to get su...
Thursday, 23 September 2021
In praise of books! By Sue Purkiss
Books are the most fantastic things, aren't they? I don't particularly mean books as objects, though I could happily write a good ...
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
Julia And The Shark, by Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Tom de Freston, reviewed by Pippa Goodhart
This is a wonderful book to hold, heavy, and lush with shimmery silver framing its two-tone cover, a murmuration of birds flying from one ...
Tuesday, 21 September 2021
Parables or Propaganda? The role of the Children's writer.
I went to an online book launch this week, of a book by Philip Reeves, a children's writer whose work I really admire, and whose imagina...
Monday, 20 September 2021
Interview with Children's Author Gill Arbuthnott by Joan Lennon
Welcome to An Awfully Big Blog Adventure, Gill! Gill Arbuthnott Tell us a bit about yourself. I was born and brought up in Edinburgh and we...
Saturday, 18 September 2021
Is it really worth entering writing competitions? by Lu Hersey
This month, apart from my own writing, I've been busy working as a mentor with my lovely #WriteMentor mentee, helping select stories fo...
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