I have spent much of my spare time this summer working on things related to being a Patron of Reading including prepping all my reading sessions for the first term, writing a 'welcome back' newsletter with the reading list for the term, plus a couple of activities for the pupils, parents and staff to do and writing a Halloween story both in picture book verse and as mid grade lit.
I joined and completed the Summer Reading Challenge and enjoyed picture books to YA. I don't think the smell of those stickers will ever be erased from my memory though…especially because my 10 year old son thought chasing me around the house with them was great fun. I practically had to beg to get him to stick them on his creepy house poster. Ok, I did beg him.
My new website dedicated to my writing for and work with children is live, and one of my favourite sections in it is the literary treasure chest. Click here to have a look. Please have a look around the rest of my website and let me know what you think. Is there anything you think should be there that isn't?
I am looking forward to my first sessions with my PoR groups on the 18th of September, and I will come back and let you know how they went. Good luck to everyone making school visits in September, I hope you have a wonderful time!