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Your child's good start at a new club

Your child’s good start at a new club

As we approach a new school term, there are also new after school clubs to consider. We already know that we will have lots of new children starting Inkpots, and I work really hard to ensure that they, and their parents, have as much information as possible beforehand. But, if you want to ease your […]

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The Inkpots interview: Dan Worsley

Dan is a master storyteller, as well as a brilliant author, and we are delighted that he was able to find some to time in his busy schedule to answer some questions from the Inkpots children. Do you write in silence or do you need some noise around you? It’s got to be really quiet […]

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Why storytelling is important for your child

Why storytelling is important for your child

Last week, at an Inkpots summer holiday workshop, three children wrote stories for almost two hours. The words simply poured out of them and the only break was for the all-important one of cake! They had all been inspired by books they had read and pictures they had seen and were very clear about where […]

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The Inkpots interview: Robin Stevens

Robin Stevens is the author of the wonderful Murder Most Unladylike Series, but in her latest novel she has continued the story of Ted Sparks which was started by the late Siobhan Dowd. The Guggenheim Mystery has been one of the Inkpots books of the summer – a great mystery story full of really interesting […]

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Suggested summer reading: part two

Last week, I did a blog round up of suggested summer reading for children age 8 – 11 years. We are so lucky just now to have a great choice of children’s books available to us that I felt a second post was warranted. Sometimes children need something a bit out of the ordinary to […]

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The Inkpots interview: Joanne Owen

Joanne is a brilliant friend to Inkpots and so it was just lovely to catch up with her and find out about her writing and her new book… Do you write in silence or do you need some noise around you? I’m a noise-needer! I often write in cafés, amidst all the clatter and chatter. […]

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Summer reading suggestions

As the school summer holidays are in full swing, I thought that some of you might be looking for some new books and authors to try out. Summer is such a good time to do this kind of thing – especially if the weather isn’t being particularly kind. There are so many wonderful children’s books […]

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The Inkpots Interview: Maz Evans

Maz Evans is one of Inkpots’ favourite authors and we just loved her book ‘Who Let the Gods Out?’. And we have just got a copy of the next book ‘Simply the Quest’. Maz is also one of our Inkpots Heroes . So we are just thrilled that she spared some of her precious time […]

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