Browsing Archive: April, 2015

Children have pretty amazing thinker uppers.

Posted by kate Poels on Sunday, April 19, 2015,

Any time I can find a good reason to quote Dr Suess I generally like to take it and today was the real epitome of brilliant 'thinker-uppers.'  
I had the pleasure of sitting in the book tent at our local community fun day and talking to children about writing stories. They each had a very simple planning sheet to write on, scribble over, colour in, whatever they wanted to do under the headings; Crazy Characters, Super Settings and Priceless Plots.  
I am very glad to say that the bombardment of...
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Totally literary submergence

Posted by kate Poels on Thursday, April 16, 2015,
What a week it has been, what an incredible, exciting, slightly surreal week.  I feel as though I have been swimming on a tide of children's literature since Friday when I jumped into the FCBG's annual conference feet first. If someone was to draw a cartoon of my world at this precise moment it would show a large pool of books with me in the middle wearing one of those 1950's flowery bathing caps with a chin strap trying to master the back stroke.  
In the past week I have talked books with Ka...
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To make up or not to make up??

Posted by kate Poels on Saturday, April 11, 2015,
Whilst on my way up to Lincs yesterday for the children's book conference I had a text from nature (she too has updated and finds this easier than calling as she used to) which meant I had to find a service station.  Right by the entrance to the coffee shop that I hadn't intended to visit but I swear had some sort of alien trapping device set on max power pulling my flip flops and hence their owner towards it, was a make up selling team.  When I say team what I really mean is force of the dev...
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Book conference excitement

Posted by kate Poels on Thursday, April 9, 2015,
Not 3 words that go together to float everyone's canoes but for me the thought of a weekend in a hotel being entertained by some pretty marvellous names in the world of children's books sends shivers down my spine....or maybe that's the ice cream I just ate. Either way I am thoroughly looking forward to the Federation of Children's Book Groups' annual conference starting tomorrow. 
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