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Author: Amy Sparkes

  Yes, Happy World Book Day, everyone. I hope that schools up and down the country have lots of lovely events planned. It’s such a wonderful opportunity to help children become inspired and excited about books, both reading and writing them! I’ve just...

I recently spent a marvellous day ‘Hodging’ and ‘Gruffing’ at Parkfield School in Taunton. Firstly, a most enormous thank you to all the staff and children who made the day so enjoyable. It’s always so fantastic taking the books out to the children...

Well, I now officially believe miracles can happen. I have so many books fighting for attention inside my head that I thought if I didn’t get some of them written this year, I would truly go mad. (Some would argue that’s already happened but that’s...

There seems to be some debate in the writing world about whether writing courses are helpful or necessary. Now I’ve finished running my ‘Part 2’ of ‘Writing Children’s Books,’ some of my students have been requesting I run a Part 3. This has got me...

First of all, a great big, Gruffy thank you to all the staff at Taunton Waterstone’s and to all the families who came along yesterday. We all had a lovely time and the children produced some beautiful, sparkly pictures and bookmarks. It’s always fantastic to...