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Announcing the Winner - and Sharing the Cinquains

Today is the day to announce… the winner of the signed copy of ‘Bully on the Bus’.

Entrants had to write a didactic cinquain on the topic of bullying. 550 more words

Writing

Cover Reveal: Too Many Friends

I’m excited-much to share the cover of my upcoming younger reader verse novel with you. It’s less than two months ’til it releases – and I know that time will fly! 172 more words

Writing

Competition: Bullying. No Way!

On 17th March it’s Bullying. No Way! Day.

To help spread the message that bullying is never okay, I am giving away a signed copy of ‘Bully on the Bus’.  102 more words

Life

Book Review: “Love, Ghosts & Nose Hair” and “A Place Like This” by Steven Herrick (2017), University of Queensland Press

Steven Herrick is a dead-set legend.  Seriously; if writing awesome books for adolescents was grounds for canonisation, he’d be a living Saint.

Okay, so that is a bit of a stretch; but Herrick is all about the stuff that We English teachers dream about.  438 more words

Contemporary

I Don't Eat My Friends!

My next verse novel is going to the printers on Monday (Yay!) so I thought I’d share a poem from that in celebration of Poetry Friday and all things wonderful… like friends! 173 more words

Writing

"The Firefly Letters:A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba" by Magarita Engle (Mod 2.)

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Bibliography: 

Engle, Margarita. The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette’s Journey to Cuba. Henry Holt and Company, LLC: New York, 2010. ISBN 9780805090826.

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Taking a Red Pencil to the Executive Order on Immigration and Refugees

“Sec. 5.  Realignment of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for Fiscal Year 2017.  (a)  The Secretary of State shall suspend the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) for 120 days.   1,073 more words

Children's Literature