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Creating a setting for your story

Author Susan Moore (Crimson Poison, Emerald Secret published by Nosy Crow) has developed rich settings for her stories - a futuristic but recognisable world - and here she gives her top tips on...

20/04/2017Creating a setting for your story

Books versus YouTube

Recent research from Australia indicates that the more access children have to digital devices, the less they read (see link, below). So what happens when you limit the screen time? Caroline Horn,...

11/03/2017Books versus YouTube

Bookchat roadshow

Reading consultant Victoria Dilly (the Book Activist) plans to bring together reading professionals, authors and parents at a series of events to encourage reading for pleasure. The first event took...

03/12/2016Bookchat roadshow

Children get involved in publishing project

Publisher Verna Wilkins has worked on a number of projects where children have been involved in creating a published picture book. Here, she tells us more about her latest project with children, A...

28/11/2016Children get involved in publishing project

A wealth of talent in accessible writing

Mairi Kidd, managing director of Barrington Stoke - a publisher focused on reluctant and dyslexic readers - celebrates a change in how accessible books are recognised, with five nominations for its...

16/11/2016A wealth of talent in accessible writing

School Librarian: Focusing on new entrants

In this month's School Librarian focus, we spoke to school librarian Jennifer Horan at Kemnay Academy in Aberdeenshire about her work and encouraging first year students (S1 / Year 7's) to use the...

06/11/2016School Librarian: Focusing on new entrants

Amy McKay: School Librarian of the Year

We spoke to Amy McKay, recently announced as School Librarian of the Year 2016, to find out what makes her library at Corby Business Academy special and to share some of her insights into creating a...

13/10/2016Amy McKay: School Librarian of the Year

Writing shorter novels for YA readers

YA author Non Pratt, whose books include Remix and Trouble, has written a new, shorter story for publisher Barrington Stoke called Unboxed. Here she tells us how she went about creating the novel.

08/08/2016Writing shorter novels for YA readers
 

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