Got a children’s literature project that needs some creativity and passion? Please do get in touch if I can help you with any of the following:

  • Writing articles about children’s literature, especially for the under 10 crowd or in relation to children’s non-fiction, reading for pleasure, or book extension activities
  • Chairing children’s literature panel events
  • Running workshops for adults or children to inspire them when it comes to great children’s books. Anything from book speed dating to glue guns and giant bubbles, I’m particularly keen to create hugely enjoyable experiences around children’s books

  • I’m open to all sorts of ideas, not just those listed above. Why not get in touch and see if I could work for you?

    In addition to blogging about children’s book and book extension activities for more than five years, I have several years’ experience running school-based enrichment sessions for 5-7 year olds themed around children’s books. These sessions would include reading a selection of themed picture books and then an exciting activity linked to our reading. These sessions were about taking the story off the pages and showing just how exciting a great book can be.

    I have also worked as a librarian in an infant school. Currently I lead a children’s book group at my local public library

    I volunteer with the Federation of Children’s Book Groups, a UK-wide children’s reading-for-pleasure charity. At the FCBG I have special responsibility for promoting non-fiction for children and young people. I also look after the FCBG blog. In 2013 I organised the one day FCBG Festival of Children’s Literature in Birmingham, which over 1000 people attended, with multiple author events and workshops.

    As well as writing reviews here on my blog I regularly write for print magazines, including at various times Inis and Juno and the UKLA journal, English 4-11.

    I’ve twice been a Judge for the Cybils book awards in the Easy Readers/Short Chapter Books category.

    I’ve been a shortlisting judge for the Royal Society’s Young Peoples Book Prize.

    As of July 2016:
    My Google rank for Playing by the book is 5
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