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Drip (a wee glimpse into Fey)

It’s my birthday today so in a reverse of the norm I thought I’d do a wee birthday present for my readers. This is a story set in Fey, the castle in it will feature in the early chapters of ‘The Spark of Dreams’ but the characters probably won’t make an appearance until ‘The Children of Fate’ (working title). 2,002 more words

Children's Fiction

Was Enid Blyton a bad writer?

Enid Blyton is responsible for a huge portion of missed sleep from my childhood. The Famous Five books and the ‘Mystery’ series were staple components of my evenings (and long into the night) from the age of about eight or nine till I started high school at twelve (we don’t do middle school in Scotland). 844 more words

Children's Fiction

The last Discworld book

Just a couple of weeks ago one of the greatest authors to have ever lived passed away far far too soon, after battling a disease that must have been like the stuff of nightmares. 289 more words

Reading And Literacy

How big can a character get?

There are characters that stretch across the globe: Harry Potter, Mickey Mouse, Elsa but where are they? That might seem an odd question but think about it. 575 more words

Children's Fiction

That was brilliant!

Just finished my talk at Our Lady’s RC Primary School, Stirling. All the kids were fantastic, loads of good questions and they seemed to really enjoy meeting Jack. 108 more words

Jack Reusen

OK fess up, are you reading children's fiction?

Rough number crunching gives us an odd statistic (though with the popularity of Harry Potter, Skulduggery Pleasant, etc. this is perhaps not surprising). Basically children (for argument’s sake let’s say those aged from 0-15) make up a little… 295 more words

Children's Fiction

The Top Five Awesome Things About Libraries by Louise Clark

Starting with number five and moving to number one as my favourite awesome thing about libraries, here goes.

Number 5 – Diversity

Libraries don’t discriminate. Check out the collection of any library or library system. 742 more words