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!
Check out the guest blog I wrote for The Children’s Poetry Summit – in which I discover, thanks to the wonderful magazine Modern Poetry in Translation, some brilliant children’s poets from Holland, Poland, Mexico and more! Here it is: Shauna Darling Robertson: Children’s Poetry in Translation. I hope you enjoy it.
Have you ever wondered how antibiotics were discovered, when the first woman went to space, why people love Shakespeare, or who invented sliced bread? Shaping the World is a brand new gift anthology collated by Liz Brownlee and published by Macmillan, containing forty incredible shape poems in the shape of world shapers! Learn about about … More Meet the authors and shape poems in ‘Shaping the World’ – book launch 22 April
“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
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
“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
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