BLOG: World Book Day Author to Write New Secret Seven Novels!

World Book Day author Pamela Butchart has signed up to write two new titles about Enid Blyton’s much-loved Secret Seven characters. London, UK:  9th October 2017 Hodder Children’s Books, an imprint of Hachette Children’s Group, announces the acquisition of two new books about Enid Blyton’s Secret Seven, from award-winning World Book Day 2018 author Pamela Butchart. Alex Antscherl, Editorial Director for Enid Blyton Entertainment, has secured world rights from Becky Bagnell, Lindsay Literary Agency. Set in the same world as Enid Blyton’s original stories, these fantastic new mysteries will have all the fun, adventure and humour that Butchart is known

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BLOG: Why Poetry is Good for You – Ana Sampson

Parents in Touch have this refreshing article about poetry, written by Ana Sampson, to share with you. This article originally appeared in So Magazines. Visit www.somagazines.co.uk Why Poetry is Good for You – Ana Sampson We live our lives at a pace that would have seemed alarmingly frenetic to any previous generation. The advent of the smartphone means that each moment can be crammed with activity, from ordering the week’s shopping on the train to answering work emails from the bath. Many of us report, with regret, that we don’t have to read – though we are up to date

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BLOG: Journeys – The Writing Competition from Alma Books

Alma Books have a writing competition open to children ages 7-11, read on below to find out how to enter. Journeys – The Writing Competition Inspired by the Aarhus 39 project – Quest and Odyssey, Stories of Journeys from Around Europe We are offering ten children the chance to have their “journey” story printed in a special collection. Want to win? All you have to do is write a 500-800 word story about “journeys” and get an adult to send it to competitions@almabooks.com with your name and age, to be in with a chance of winning! Want to tell someone else about the

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BLOG: National Poetry Day – September 28th 2017

What is National Poetry Day? National Poetry Day is an annual celebration that inspires people throughout the UK to enjoy, discover and share poems. Everyone is invited to join in, whether by organising events, displays, competitions or by simply posting favourite lines of poetry on social media using #nationalpoetryday. National Poetry Day was founded in 1994 by the charity Forward Arts Foundation, whose mission is to celebrate excellence in poetry and increase its audience. The Day enjoys the support of the BBC, Arts Council England, the Royal Mail and leading literary and cultural organisations, alongside booksellers, publishers, libraries and schools.

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BLOG: How well do you know your child’s primary school teacher?

Our latest guest post is from Edustaff: Numerous studies have shown that having a good parent-teacher relationship contributes to your child’s success at school, so wouldn’t it be great if we understood each other a little better? Primary school teachers have the important role of giving children the best start in life, so it’s no wonder we’re so keen to know lots about them. After all, nurturing young minds all day must be hard work! Research shows that 4 in 5 primary school teachers are women and about a third of them are 30 years old or under, but what

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