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A Mother’s Confession, Read by Children’s Poet, Jan Dean

Jan Dean performs her wonderful poem A Mother’s Confession:  

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D is for Children’s Poets Shauna Darling Robertson, Jan Dean, Rebecca Kai Dotlich and John Dougherty, #AtoZChallenge #ZtoA

John Dougherty . John Dougherty John Dougherty is probably best known as the writer of around 30 books for children, (including the STINKBOMB & KETCHUP FACE series) but he has also been writing poems and songs since his teens. His first poetry collection, Dinosaurs & Dinner-Ladies, illustrated by Tom Morgan-Jones, was published in 2016, and …

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Postcard Heaven!

When Apes to Zebras, an A-Z of Shape Poems (by me, Sue Hardy-Dawson, and Roger Stevens) came out, Bloomsbury kindly sent a whole load of postcards for advertising it; and very beautiful they are too, with two shape poems by me, two by Sue and two by Roger in each pack. Apes to Zebras is …

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BBC Radio 4 Reading of Reaching the Stars Poem

Available on listen again on BBC Radio 4, Jan Dean‘s poem ‘Suffragette‘ from Reaching the stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls, on Wednesday 6th February 2018, available indefinitely on podcast: BBC Radio 4  

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Reaching the Stars Video Review by Hatman

Hatman (aka Andy Seed) does a monthly review of books for children and this month Reaching the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls is included. How fabulous is that! Thank you Andy.    

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Reaching the Stars – Winner!

  On Saturday I attended the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards – where Reaching the Stars was the 2017 Poetry Winner. YIPPEE! And other exuberant exclamations! Jan, Michaela and myself are absolutely delighted, to say the least – Jan and Michaela were unable to attend, Jan being in New Zealand and Michaela in Edinburgh so …

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Reaching the Stars in NPD List of Books to Inspire Children!

Yes – poetry IS booming, and in the run up to National Poetry Day (run by Forward Arts Foundation), this year on the 28th September, NPD is promoting a list of poetry books. In the list of books to inspire children, Reaching the Stars features! I wrote Reaching the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and …

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Reviews for Reaching the Stars

Two great new reviews have arrived for the book I have written with Jan Dean and Michaela Morgan – Reaching the Stars, poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls. The first is in the fabulous magazine Carousel: “published 3 times a year (Carousel) is a magazine which aims to inform its readers about the world of …

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Z for Zaha Hadid – extraordinary architect, #AtoZ Blog Challenge

Dongdaemun Design Plaza at night, Central Seoul, by Warren Whyte Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid was a fabulously futuristic architest – one tutor at her architectural school, Professor Koolhaas, described her at her graduation as “a planet in her own orbit’, another as being the most talented pupil he had ever taught, and as ‘having spectacular vision’. …

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Y is for Malala Yousafzai, #AtoZBlogChallenge

Wikimedia Commons This entry is by my guest blogger Michaela Morgan,  one of my fellow authors of Reaching the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls, also by me and Jan Dean, published by Macmillan. This poem and the entry are found in the book. . Malala Yousafzai was born on 2 July 2 1997 in the Swat district …

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