The Forward Arts Foundation has just published its annual list of recommended reads for National Poetry Day. The 2021 list features forty-three inspiring new poetry books from twenty-six publishers. The selection is the Foundation’s biggest yet, reflecting the vibrancy of poetry publishing, particularly from small presses which make more appearances on the list than ever … More Saturdays at the Imaginarium among National Poetry Day 2021 recommendations
The North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award celebrates the very best in children’s literature, so I’m thrilled that Saturdays at the Imaginarium has been longlisted in the 2021 awards. You can read their review of the book here on the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award blog. Find out more about the awards and the 2021 longlist … More Saturdays at the Imaginarium longlisted for North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award
I’m delighted to have a poem, ‘Dancing With Life’, in Allie Esiri’s gorgeous new collection, A Poem for Every Spring Day. The book’s packed with poems of vivid spring-time scenes and feelings, taking you from the first sighting of blossoms through to Easter. The poems are selected from Allie’s bestselling poetry anthologies A Poem for … More A Poem for Every Spring Day
This month (May) is the Federation of Children’s Book Groups’ National Share-A-Story Month – an annual celebration of the power of storytelling and story sharing, aimed at bringing children and stories together. This year’s theme is ‘myths, magic and mayhem’ – which just happen to be three of my favourite subjects so I was thrilled when … More Federation of Children’s Book Groups blog – on myths, magic and mayhem!
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