Forces Families

armed forces covenant collectionBritish Service Children

My Rugby Academy & Wings series are in the Armed Forces Covenant Collection, which provides support for young people, whose friends or family members are serving in the armed forces and I am a featured author for the SCIP.

Rugby Academy

Rugby Academy

This series was inspired by children of serving RAF personnel, and I used their input to get life as a Service Child right.

In the first book of this series, Combat Zone, football-mad Woody finds himself stuck in a rugby-obsessed British boarding school, as his dad is being deployed overseas.

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Wings take to the skiesThe Wings series

The Wings series is about four children at a football summer camp near an old airfield.  They mysteriously find  themselves propelled back in time.  Only if they can learn how to fly the great RAF planes – the Sopwith Camel, Spitfire and Typhoon, will history will lead them on a flightpath back to the present.

The series features:

    • the great RAF planes – the Sopwith Camel, Spitfire and Typhoon
    • the famous Ace flyer Hardit Singh Malik from the First World War
    • female pilots of today and yesteryear
    • airshows
    • flight simulators
    • RAF museums
    • making model aircrafts

Over The Line

Somme Anniversary Edition
A powerful historical novel about a real footballer’s experience in the First World War. It’s 1914 and Jack is making his debut as a professional footballer. But the match is marred by a demonstration demanding that the players sign up to do their duty in France.  It is not long before Jack is bound for the trenches with the Footballers’ Battalion.

RCall of Dutyead my free short story Call of Duty about a modern footballer going to war here.

 

 

 

I am currereading force flyerntly working with Reading Force who promote sharing and talking about books with children in British Armed Service  families.

You can find out more about that here.

I  launched Reading Force at Le Cateau School in North Yorkshire, and managed to get the Head Teacher playing football in the school hall.  Find out about theReading Force Roadshow here.

I am also the RAF Museum children’s author in residence.

hornbill schoolI have just visited Hornbill School in Brunei.

 

 

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reading force websiteMy Rugby Academy series was inspired by children of serving RAF personnel, and I used their input to get life as a Service child right.  In the first book, Combat Zone, football-mad Woody finds himself stuck in a rugby-obsessed British boarding school, as his dad is being deployed overseas.

reading force originalI am proud to work with Reading Force – who promote sharing and talking about books with children in British Armed Service  families.   I helped launch Reading Force at Le Cateau School in North Yorkshire in 2014.

Find out if you’re part of a Service family how  to take part here.

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hornbill schoolIn 2016, I visited Hornbill School in Brunei with Reading Force.

 

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In 2015, Reading Force took me on a roadshow to meet children and parents.

 

 

 

 

reading force 3We visited all these schools:
Eggbuckland Vale Primary School
Widey Court Primary School
Downlands Community Primary School
Talavera Junior School
Carnagill Community Primary School
RAF Leeming Primary School
Hipswell C of E Primary Schoo
RAF Benson Primary School
Bulford St Leonard’s CE Primary School
Kiwi Primary School

 

tweet2“We had a brilliant afternoon and a great response to the fete – the hall was crammed! Tom and Jim’s presentation to the children was lively and easily kept them engaged for an hour and a quarter.  We had huge queues to get Tom to sign the books and all the children have been really enthusiastic about reading them.  I am now running a competition for the best book review of a Tom Palmer book in Term 6!”  Bulford St Leonard’s

 

bfbs aldershotListen to the radio clip about my book Over the Line from Downlands School at Blandford Camp on BFBS radio

 

 

 

 

tweetListen to Jim Sells from the National Literacy Trust and I talk about Reading Force and our roadshow.

 

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Read the latest Roadshow Roadshow Press release

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On the Road with Reading Force

 

 

 

blog 2Read Alison Baverstock (the founder and director of Reading Force, and Associate Professor in the Department of Journalism and Publishing at Kingston University) blog here 

 

 

 

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