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Rules for Vampires by Alex Foulkes

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Read on for a super piece from Alex Foulkes about her journey to writing Rules for Vampires. As a school librarian, Alex understands fully the power of a great school library and librarian. A school librarian becomes an author by writing a children’s book in the library I had spent a long time writing before […]

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Hunting the Shadowghast by Thomas Taylor

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When I planned out my five-book series of mystery stories set in a fictional seaside town, I always knew there would be one based on an end-of-pier show. And, of course, in Eerie-on-Sea, the theatre at the end of the pier would have to be a particularly tumbledown and seagull-haunted place of faded grandeur, dust […]

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Happy Here- In All Primary Schools…

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All primary schools in England to be supported to bring inclusive and representative stories into the classroom This past week, every primary school in England received a free copy of Happy Here, a new anthology from 20 of our best Black British writers and illustrators. Published by inclusive publisher Knights Of, Happy Here includes stories […]

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Q&A with Lauren James

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Green Rising is Lauren James latest book and it has climate change at its core. We asked Lauren a few questions about this book and about what we can begin doing now to make a positive impact on our planet. Reading the prologue puts you in the middle of the action and introduces you to […]

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Q&A with Britta Teckentrup

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We were so excited to be able to ask the wonderful Britta Teckentrup a few questions about her latest book, When I see Red. A book that deals with the emotion of anger. Read on for her amazing answers! When I See Red is a powerful account of a young girl and the storm inside […]

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Diary of An Accidental Witch

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Perdita and Honor Cargill have written a guest post for the FCBG about writing together as a Mother and Daughter team! On Writing Together We’ve been writing together since Honor was about sixteen and honestly, we’re both a little surprised that it’s still working. And it is – because if it wasn’t and there was […]

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Grimwood by Nadia Shireen

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Grimwood is Nadia Shireen’s first foray into middle grade writing and it is a delightful tale. Read on for a fantastic guest post from Nadia about writing this book and her inspirations. Even though I’ve been making picture books for around a decade now, I still think of myself as something of a beginner. But […]

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Q&A with Caroline Crowe

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Caroline Crowe is the author of The Fairy Dogmother, a charming tale of Cinderella for pooches! We had a few questions to ask Caroline and she was lovely enough to take the time to answer them! You have taken the classic Cinderella story and given it a brilliant twist. How much fun was it to […]

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Feeling Good About Me

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Buster Books have published Feeling Good About Me, an activity book suitable for children to complete. Written by Ellen Bailey and Lesley Pemberton, it aims to help children with understanding and exploring their emotions. Lesley has written a special and timely piece for the FCBG all about the Effects of the Pandemic on children. The […]

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Q&A with Zoe Armstrong

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Curious Creatures Glowing in the Dark is a wondrous and factual book filled with exceptional illustrations. We sent some questions to author, Zoe Armstrong and her answers are fantastic. Many thanks to Zoe for taking the time to answer them! Where did the initial idea for this book come from and what made it so […]

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