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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 Fantasy Book

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


One week on

This time last week ‘Jack Reusen and the Fey Flame’ went live on kindle, since then I’ve sold a lot more copies than I expected to in Jack’s first week. 331 more words

Children's Fantasy Book

Is 'Middle Grade' fiction a saturated market?

Up until last night I had never heard of ‘MG fiction’ (or ‘Middle Grade fiction’) and no, apparently ‘middle grade’ fiction isn’t a way of describing so-so quality writing, instead it’s a way of describing your reader base. 623 more words

Children's Fantasy Book

Scholastic Book Fair

Have you seen the sign?  Here, take a look:

The Scholastic Book fair will be at Beckwith School from November 5-6.  Students will visit the Book Fair in the library with their class and they will have the opportunity to purchase books and/or other items at that time (a letter and scholastic flyer should have found its way home recently). 116 more words

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The Tango of Reading and Literacy

“With poor reading comes poor learning.”- Juan Miguel Luz


           This has been emphasized in “A Nation of Non-readers” by Juan Miguel Luz, an article which discussed the pivotal relationship between reading and literacy. 1,325 more words