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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.
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.
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