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Too Many Books?

I have a book problem. I’m addicted. Even though I keep telling myself I won’t get any more, somehow it still keeps happening. Books just seem to appear in our house, the way moss grows in woods, and driftwood washes up on beaches. All our shelves are crammed full, and still the books pile up,…

Frightening Yourself

Halloween is one of my favourite times of the year, because I love scary stories. Whether they’re told aloud, or in a book or on a screen, they always make me more interested than other kinds. The not-scary ones. Sometimes, people think that children (girls especially) should be protected from the scary kinds of stories,…

Turning to Jelly by Candy Guard

A GUEST BLOG FROM JELLY ROWNTREE

Back, by popular demand, the exclusive diary reveal from Jelly Rowntree. Some readers may remember we first published this last month. This is for those of you who missed it! Do you remember Jelly Rowntree? She was here recently, giving away copies of her debut book, ‘Turning to Jelly’.  Well now she’s back, with a secret extract…

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Thinking of ideas

Hello! I’m very excited at the moment. Us Minus Mum has been long listed for the UK Literacy Awards. I have to wait now until the spring to see if it’s short listed. I’ve also just published my new and greatly improved website. Click here to visit it. I love this time of year! I love…