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From Russia with Love.... for Football and Exciting Stories

Tom Palmer is a writer who loves to combine his love of football with thrilling reads about all kinds of things – spies, secret agents, ghosts, combat, fighter planes, kidnapping, to name just a few. 599 more words


Reviews for Comics

If your kids are interested in comics, there are several sites online offering reviews of new titles. This can keep you abreast of graphic novel trends and publications. 115 more words


Book Review: Impossible by Jocelyn Shipley

by Jocelyn Shipley

Seventeen-year-old Jemma’s older brother took her in when she needed to get away from her abusive ex-boyfriend, Razor. All Jemma wants now is to be a good mom to her baby daughter, Violet. 250 more words

Young Adult

Comics for Reluctant Readers

Just because a kid is gifted doesn’t mean they are interested in reading the same old stuff. They may even be reluctant readers, especially if dealing with dyslexia or some other asynchronous issue. 124 more words


Cross on Over to Nerdy Book Club!

After teaching The Crossover by Kwame Alexander, I wrote about the experience–and and the man behind it–for Nerdy Book Club. Please read it here… 6 more words


Foxes & Hedgehogs, The Secret Lake & the World Cup

Hello from London

We’ve all been enjoying the sunshine today – I hope it’s shining where you are!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here – life is always so busy, what with new books to get out, school visits and all of the marketing tasks I have to keep up with. 869 more words

Children's Books

In search of The Greaty Beast

Today I’m sharing a chapter from my reluctant readers’ novella ‘The Story of Rufus Redmayne’. This was written for teenagers who can read but don’t. Rufus’s grandma has disappeared at the same time some mysterious ‘beast’ is killing pets and farm animals, ripping them to pieces bloodily. 850 more words

The Story Of Rufus Redmayne