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Sheila Blackburn launches new website!

Sheila Blackburn, the author of the Stewie Scraps and Sam’s Football Stories books, has just launched her new website. Please have a look!


Stewie Scraps has always been one of my favourite characters. 77 more words

Brilliant Publications

It's Monday; What Are You Reading? The Bad Guys: Episode 1

I grabbed a copy of Aaron Blabey’s book, The Bad Guys, at NCTE, not thinking much of it. It’s a short graphic novel about a wolf, snake, shark, and piranha, who are usually cast as “bad guys” in stories. 234 more words



Writing for young people is always a challenge, but writing for reluctant readers is even more so. Lois Elsden taught English to young people not in school, but who had to take GCSE English which obviously involved reading. 626 more words

Lois Elsden

Book Club visits to Timaru District Library

At the start of this term our senior room book clubs took a trip to the Children’s and Teen’s library in Timaru to find some great books to recommend for others to read and potentially for us to buy for the school library. 574 more words


#1042 – My Grandparents Love Me by Claire Freedman and Judi Abbot

‘Tis the season for holiday books. Way more than I could ever review, but enough sent in to delight my dear readers. From this day on, until Christmas, every creative’s name with be followed with a holiday story. 481 more words

Children's Books

Adam models a fab prize for Timmy Failure fans

Ever since Adam wrote “the Timmy Failure books” in our library request book they have become a must-buy every time a new one comes out. 299 more words


To read or not to read - four recommendations for adult reluctant readers

Last Thursday I was at a book launch chatting with a friend who told me that her husband NEVER reads. She’s tried everything. Her husband was there, and happily joined in the conversation – he’s a highly qualified accountant in his mid fifties and they have two bookworm sons.  418 more words