I’d love to hear how you might have used my books in your school or library. Email me here or use my contact form here.
Here are articles kindly written by some great teachers and librarians that I hope will inspire you.
Choose a cover below to read on …

primary school world cup   PLRS article 2014   World Cup display ideas

Jack and Tom  Fair Trade Reading Initiative with Tom Palmer      diane baker article


I have spoken as a Reader Development consultant at school and library conferences throughout the UK and in Russia, Malaysia, Singapore, Egypt, the Philippines and Australia.

I work regularly for the Reading Agency, the National Literacy Trust, Booktrust and the British Council.

I have written articles for AttainThe School Library Association, The Bookseller and other organisations, some of which are below and I hope may be of interest.

Attain sla Love football Love reading

Writing Blogs for the National Literacy Trust 

Euro 2012

  • Part 1 Reading Euro 2012
  • Part 2 Confessions of a school visiting author
  • Part 3 Literacy begins at home

How I write, how you write, Jan 2012

How I write, how you write, Summer 2011

  • Part 1 Having an idea for a story
  • Part 2 “The thing I found hardest was creating characters”
  • Part 3 “At half time in a game one of the boys took his boots off and started sewing them up. He couldn’t afford new boots”
  • Part 4 Call of duty helped me make my scenes more exciting
  • Part 5 The fastest helicopters can fly at 200 mph
  • Part 6 First Drafts
  • Part 7 Book titles
  • Part 8 Being Edited
  • Part 9 Keeping a notebook

How I write, how you write, Autumn 2011

Foul Play blog, October 2010

World Cup Journey, June 2010

Long Overdue – an unfinished book 


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