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Author Interview with Gill Lewis

Gill’s books for children – Sky Hawk, White Dolphin, Moon Bear, Scarlet Ibis, Gorilla Dawn and Story Like the Wind - all published to critical acclaim and have been translated into many languages. Lewis won the Little Rebels Award in 2015 for Scarlet Ibis, won the prestigious Environmental Prize for Children's Literature in Germany for Moon Bear and has twice won the US Green Earth Book Award.

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Bake Off is back! Guest blog by author Laurel Remington

Children's and YA author Laurel Remington has taken time out of her busy schedule to guest blog for us! Laurel's latest book, Confetti & Cake from The Secret Cooking Club series, is out now! Read on to find out how you can win a copy...

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How I found Michaela Morgan

Wonderland: Alice in Poetry is shortlisted for the Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award (CLiPPA 2017). 2017 is the 15th anniversary of the Award which remains the only annual UK prize for poetry published for children.  

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Rachel Hickman's Top Five Writing Tips

Author of One Silver Summer, Rachel Hickman shares with us her top five writing tips for every young writer. 

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Exclusive Interview with Adam Hancher

Come and take a read of our exclusive interview with the illustrator of the amazing 'Taking Flight - How the Wright Brothers Conquered the Skies’, Adam Hancher. 'Taking Flight' is out now in all leading bookshops! 

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Writing from a Cat's Point of View by Lynne Barrett-Lee

From the moment I was asked if I’d like to tell Simon’s story, two things became clear. First, that I would say yes, without a single moment’s thought, and second, that it would be a labour of love. 

After all, how could it not be? I love cats. I love writing. I love writing while with my cats.  So I knew without a doubt that I’d love writing about one, particularly one with such a special story. 

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Top Tips For Writing a Horror Story by CJ Skuse

Author of Pretty Bad Things, Rockoholic, Dead Romantic, Monster and The Deviants CJ Skuse, gives her top tips for writing a horror story this Halloween!

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Guest blog by The Emergency Poet, National Poetry Day Ambassador

Guest blog from National Poetry Day Ambassador, Deborah Alma, who's better known as The Emergency Poet.

Deborah is an experienced workshop facilitator and a highly skilled practitioner with a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Birmingham (First Class) and an MA in Creative Writing (with Distinction) from Keele University. 

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Guest blog by Liz Brownlee, National Poetry Day Ambassador

Liz Brownlee is a poet with a sidekick! Lola, is Liz's amazing medical alert dog. Visit Liz's website to find lots of poems, but especially animal poems!

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