Bringing a Fantasy World to Life

Ian Johnstone, author of The Bell Between Worlds (HarperCollins), talks about how to create a believable fantasy world.

12/02/2015Bringing a Fantasy World to Life

Berlie Doherty on her sequel to Street Child

Street Child (HarperCollins) has sold over 111,000 copies since it was published in 2009. Here, author Berlie Doherty tells us why she has now written its sequel, Far From Home, which is published...

25/01/2015Berlie Doherty on her sequel to Street Child

Vivian French's top tips for successful school events

Author Vivian French, who has been visiting schools for 20 years, shares some suggestions for ensuring a successful author visit.

15/01/2015Vivian French's top tips for successful school events

Book festivals can inspire reading & writing

The Appledore Book Festival, which takes place each autumn, has become a key fixture in local schools' calendar, with author events recognised as giving a huge boost to pupils' enthusiasm for...

02/12/2014Book festivals can inspire reading & writing

Bears Don't Read!

Author and illustrator Emma Chichester Clark tells us how her new picture book, Bears Don't Read, came about and why she wanted the book to celebrate reading.

26/11/2014Bears Don't Read!

Picture book winner's author visit

Harby C of E Primary School were visited by author and illustrator Steve Antony ('The Queen's Hat') as part of their prize for winning the ReadingZone Picture Book Competition. Steve Antony tells us...

13/11/2014Picture book winner's author visit

The act of remembering

Author Sita Brahmachari considers why the act of remembrance matters, drawing on her novel 'Red Leaves' which explores the consequences of warfare.

10/11/2014The act of remembering

Blog by author Kenneth Oppel

Author Kenneth Oppel tells us more about writing fantasy, visiting the past for inspiration and creating the 'Titanic of trains'! His new book, The Boundless, is published by David Fickling Books...

09/09/2014Blog by author Kenneth Oppel

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