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Inspiration

Today, February 26th, is National Tell a Fairy Tale Day! I love fairy tales - the magic, history, characters, themes and (depending on which version you read) that element of darkness which surrounds the story. And the marvellous thing about fairy tales is that they are still going strong....

What’s better than a book? A book in a sack! Devon County Council have been running a ‘Story Sack’ course in Tiverton, to promote reading with children. This brilliant course encouraged the learners to think creatively about elements of a story and create related activities to...

Writers Tip: If you want to liven your story up somewhat, why not include a great, big, stonking giant? Giants are fascinating characters (literally larger-than-life), and have been around for centuries. From the Bible to fairy tales to legends across the world, giants crop up everywhere....

  I am in the process of potty-training my 17-month daughter. What has this to do with picture books? Everything! On the first attempt, to persuade her to stay on said potty, without leaving a charming trail of destruction and chaos behind her, I pulled out the...