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North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award for Poetry – We Won!

In September, The Same Inside (written with Roger Stevens and Matt Goodfellow) and Apes to Zebras (written with Sue Hardy-Dawson and Roger Stevens) were shorlisted with two other books for the poetry section of the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards – here is Mungo the dog modelling Apes to Zebras! On Saturday, Sue Hardy Dawson, Roger …

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Run up to National Poetry Day in Bath’s Forest of Imagination

On Saturday 28th September I was in the Forest of Imagination in Bath’s Kingsmead Square, reading poems from Apes to Zebras, to unsuspecting members of the public, both adults and children, who came to explore the Book Den (which was stocked by the kind authors attending Bath Children’s Literature Festival). Luckily everyone seemed to enjoy …

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My Poem, Alaskan Wood Frog, for #NationalPoetryDay, Change

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National Poetry Day Book: Poetry for a Change, Poem Plus Teaching Notes

This wonderful book(Otrer-Barry) is full of poems by the National Poetry Ambassadors on the theme for National Poetry Day of Change. I’m one of them, and my poem is below with the teachers’ notes which were prepared by the WONDERFUL CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education). I really recommend this book, the poems are …

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The National Poetry Day Anthology – Poetry for a Change #NationalPoetryDay

Do you have one of these yet? EVERYONE needs one! Packed with poems from the National Poetry Day Ambassadors (I am one) and with poems chosen by the Ambassadors to complement their own. And NPD have launched a teaching sequence sharing how schools can use the NPD anthology across the primary years. Download it for …

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National Poetry Day – Come and See Me at the Bath Children’s Literary Festival!

Want to write for children and teens? DON’T FORGET to join me and two other published graduates from Bath Spa University’s MA in Writing For Young People –Fleur Hitchcock, Mel Darbon, as we discuss our creative processes with MA Course Leader and author Julia Green. Join us afterwards for a friendly drinks reception for a chance to mingle and …

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Come and See Me at Bath Children’s Literature Festival!

  Do you want to write for children and teenagers? I’m appearing at Bath Children’s Literature Festival #BathKidsLitFest with two other published graduates from Bath Spa Uni’s MA in Writing For Young People, Fleur Hitchcock (Murder at Twilight, Nosy Crow), and Mel Darbon (Rosie Loves Jack, Usborne Publishing). We will be discussing our creative processes in conversation …

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Apes to Zebras AND The Same Inside Shortlisted!

I’m very proud to be able say that I’ve been shortlisted for Apes to Zebras, an A-Z of Shape Poems, along with Sue Hardy-Dawson and Roger Stevens, and also for The Same Inside, with Matt Goodfellow and Roger Stevens, in the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards 2018! Here are the wonderful announcement photos from the #NSTBA …

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Back in the Future

A little while ago we got together with some other children’s poets and made some films… this is mine!

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National Poetry Day is 4th of October!

Here’s a new poem on the theme of change, the theme for National Poetry Day 2018.   The Butterfly’s Lament   Why, oh why, said the butterfly did I have to change what I am?   I loved being a caterpillar doing things caterpillars can   chewing leaves chewing leaves, chewing leaves is all I’ve …

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