“Fabulous wonderings and reflections”: North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award review of the Imaginarium

“An imaginarium is a ‘place devoted to the imagination’ – an excellent way of describing this creative and thought-provoking collection of poems. All manner of ideas and thoughts are explored here in a seemingly random collection of fabulous wonderings and reflections,” says the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award of Saturdays at the Imaginarium. “There are … More “Fabulous wonderings and reflections”: North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award review of the Imaginarium

Ian Eagleton invites me to The Reading Realm for a chat

Big thanks to Ian Eagleton at The Reading Realm for inviting me over for a virtual chat about my book Saturdays at the Imaginarium. I really enjoyed the interview. Ian had some really interesting questions, like… In a fast-moving world, have we lost the ability to sit back and imagine? Can you tell us a … More Ian Eagleton invites me to The Reading Realm for a chat

“A fantastic work in every conceivable way”: Poetry Roundabout reviews the Imaginarium

“Step out of your daily grind and into Shauna’s imaginarium – where humdrum is injected with colour, feelings and emotions with clarity, and empathy is just how and where you need it to be,” writes Liz Brownlee in her review of Saturdays at the Imaginarium for PoetryRoundabout.com. “You know those somethings you catch out of the … More “A fantastic work in every conceivable way”: Poetry Roundabout reviews the Imaginarium

“There are gems to be discovered”: Books for Keeps reviews Saturdays at the Imaginarium

      Huge thanks to reviewer Ferelith Hordon at the brilliant children’s book magazine Books for Keeps for their lovely ‘five stars’ review of Saturdays at the Imaginarium! Here’s a few extracts – “Welcome to Shauna Darling Robertson’s Imaginarium where she will introduce you to ideas, questions, possibilities that should not be… In other words she … More “There are gems to be discovered”: Books for Keeps reviews Saturdays at the Imaginarium

Interview with Josephine Corcoran of ‘And Other Poems’

My long-time friend and poetry collaborator Josephine Corcoran, editor of the brilliant adult poetry webzine And Other Poems recently interviewed me for her blog – you can find the interview over at josephinecorcoran.org. Thanks heaps to Josephine. Here’s a bit more about her brilliant writing. Josephine Corcoran lives in Trowbridge. She has published two poetry collections, What Are … More Interview with Josephine Corcoran of ‘And Other Poems’

Poetry Zone review of Saturdays at the Imaginarium

It’s a really lovely feeling when a reader or reviewer spots something in your writing, something you realise you felt in your heart all along but didn’t consciously know was there until they pointed it out! Big thanks, then, to Roger Stevens and the folks at Poetry Zone for their recent review of Saturdays at … More Poetry Zone review of Saturdays at the Imaginarium

Saturdays at the Imaginarium published 28 October 2020

I’m thrilled to introduce you to Saturdays at the Imaginarium, my first collection of poems written for children, published October 2020. The book is illustrated by Jude Wisdom and published by the lovely folks at Troika. You can read all about it here on the ‘books’ page of my website. Or check it out on Troika’s website … More Saturdays at the Imaginarium published 28 October 2020

M-M-Murray’s M-M-Mountains: how to use your brain to get good at stuff that feels scary

There’s a poem in Saturdays at the Imaginarium called ‘M-M-Murray’s M-M-Mountains’. It’s about someone called Murray (which you probably guessed) who’s afraid of heights. The trouble is, Murray’s a mountain climber. So he spends quite a lot of time feeling anxious. Worrying. Fretting. Stressing out. Poor Murray. I’ll read you the poem in a short … More M-M-Murray’s M-M-Mountains: how to use your brain to get good at stuff that feels scary

Behind the scenes: a quick peek into the making of the Imaginarium

Have you ever wondered what goes into making a book? Snap – I wondered too. Then along came my first book, Saturdays at the Imaginarium – and I found out! Boy, was there a whole heap of stuff to learn. Plenty of hard work was involved over quite a long period of time, and also plenty of … More Behind the scenes: a quick peek into the making of the Imaginarium