Reading is important and having lots of books to experience can enrich a child’s learning. For an author, it can be very special to meet and to share books with children. It is always great to be able to answer questions and to inspire them in their reading and their writing.
This was a question that my hairdresser asked me in November.
Reading is a magical adventure and who better to spread a little bit of magic reading dust, than the book Fairy.
30 ways to encourage a love of reading.
Last year a friend told me how she had set up a reading advent for her daughter to encourage her reading because she was falling behind and becoming a reluctant reader. With Year 2 SAT's later in the year, Michelle was worried.
'A library is the tunnel where you can escape. It has the key. All the great knowledge in the world is there you can just lift it up. Books are your free ticket to the entire earth.'(Billy Connolly)
When I was asked to write a photographic book, about a playbus I was once involved with, I decided I would need time to focus and to write. I therefore left full-time teaching and took on the role of supply/cover teacher. This would allow me to not only to concentrate on the writing journey but give me time to gather the information and photographs needed for the book.
In primary schools the children are often divided into reading groups which are named after current favourite authors.
Usually the same names: - Walliams; Rowling; Dahl; Donaldson;
But who would you choose?