Be inspired!
inspiration

Be inspired!

Hello! Today I’d like to share a couple of inspirational articles I’ve read recently. They’re from two different sources, but both book-related and both wonderful! The first is an interview between Siobhan Curham and Nicole Burstein. I love all of Siobhan Curham‘s books and I’m really looking forward to reading Nicole Burstein‘s Othergirl when I’m on holiday. … Continue reading

Work Experience
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Work Experience

It’s July! Exams are over, and in many schools it’s time to relax… or, in later years, time for work experience. This is where students get to try out the world of work for a few days, and employers get some extra help. A couple of weeks ago, I was surprised to receive a beautifully written email from a young person … Continue reading

Three great graphic novels
new books / reading

Three great graphic novels

Recently I stumbled across a brilliant page on the Booktrust site. It’s all about graphic novels and there are links to booklists and articles, plus a graphic short story by Hannah Berry, a writer-in-residence at Booktrust. (Read the Booktrust graphic novel guide.) I enjoy graphic novels, graphic memoirs and comics of all kinds, and I wanted to introduce three books … Continue reading

Seeing faces
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Seeing faces

Have you ever glanced at a piece of fruit or a tree and seen a face looking back at you? Do you find your brain rearranging pieces of buildings or objects into happy faces (or grumpy faces)? Or maybe you’ve seen clouds in the shape of a familiar person? You might know that there’s a name … Continue reading