I have written five rugby league books for children and four rugby union books. But – as well as that – I have created several rugby-related literacy resources that I hope parents, teachers and librarians will use to enthuse children to read for pleasure.
With the Six Nations (union) and Superleague (league) about to begin this coming weekend this is as good a time as any to tell you about them.
In brief (with links):
A letter that schools can send home to give parents ideas about how they can help their children to read for pleasure through an interest in rugby. Download.
A comprehensive list of various rugby reading materials (all test-read by me) for children. Here.
Free posters to download – or receive by post. Here.
During the summer I will be doing a tour of the thirteen libraries near to the Rugby World Cup venue stadiums, funded by the RFU. From 10th to 27th August I will be hosting my Rugby Reading Game for families from Newcastle to Exeter. More information about that here soon.
Later in 2015 – in good time for the Rugby World Cup – there will a new toolkit of ideas for using rugby to encourage children to read for pleasure. More info on this blog soon.
Finally, there are my books. A new series – Rugby Academy – about a UK school playing in the UK, European and World Schools Championship, published this year to coincide with the Rugby World Cup being played on these shores. Along with my other kids books about rugby league and union.
Thank you for reading. And enjoy the rugby.