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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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‘Simply the Quest’ by Maz Evans

Last year, we had the honour of getting to know about Maz Evans and her wonderful forthcoming series of books, Who Let the Gods Out? When Who Let the Gods Out was first published, it was relished by a wide range of children who come to our clubs and became one of ‘our’ books. We […]

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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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