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I am the author of over 25 non-fiction books for children and adults plus humorous children's fiction and poetry. I won the 2015 Blue Peter Book Award (Best Book with Facts) and wrote an acclaimed series of memoirs about my days as a rural teacher. My particular passion is inspiring children to read for pleasure.
I give talks and lead fun interactive sessions to get people and kids excited about books.
I'm a specialist in inspirational talks to get kids reading for pleasure, and visit schools and festival around the world. I use humour and fun books to hook children into reading, including my 2015 Blue Peter Book Award winner, The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff (Bloomsbury).
Make personal appearances, Give readings in schools, Undertake research projects, Contribute to/write textbooks, Give seminars/workshops, Write company histories, Give talks and readings in schools, Write for magazines/newspapers, Give talks and readings to adults, Produce material for web sites
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