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Five at five: diary-style and comic books

Inkpots is five years old this month and, as a way of celebrating, we’re going to do five blogs sharing some of our favourite authors, books and resources. At Inkpots, there is a wide range of interests among our children and young people and it’s a real joy to link them with books which help […]

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Five at five: our favourite authors

Inkpots is five years old this month and, as a way of celebrating, we’re going to do five blogs sharing some of our favourite authors, books and resources. At Inkpots, there is a wide range of interests among our children and young people and it’s a real joy to link them with books which help […]

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Inkpots books of 2017

2017 has provided a cornucopia of book delights for us all at Inkpots. Some books have also been sent to us by publishers, for review ahead of publication date. And that is exciting beyond words! So, if you are looking for Christmas present ideas, or want to expand a reading list for 2018, here are […]

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Why meeting authors matters for young writers

At Inkpots, it’s always an absolute delight to welcome an author along to run a workshop or visit one of our clubs. We have recently been lucky enough to be visited by not just one author but three! Laura Ellen Anderson came down from London on a particularly murky Saturday afternoon in mid-November, to run […]

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Author Alice Reeves visits Inkpots

We were absolutely delighted to welcome Alice Reeves, author of the Truth and Tails series of children’s books, to Inkpots on Monday 6 November. Alice spent some time with the children of our Southway Junior School Monday group, and it was a really good excuse for cake! She read one of her stories, we did […]

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The Inkpots Interview: Alice Reeves

Thanks for joining us Alice – tell us a little bit about Truth and Tails:   Truth & Tails is a joint venture between me (author Alice Reeves) and illustrator Phoebe Kirk. I first met Phoebe back in 2014 at an event for creatives at which she was speaking, and loved both her talk and […]

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The Inkpots Interview: Laura Ellen Anderson

We’re delighted that Laura Ellen Anderson, author of Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball, and contributor to The Phoenix Comic, answered some of our questions. Thanks so much Laura! Did you do lots of drawing at primary school? Oh, I LOVED to draw at Primary School. Whenever I had the chance to draw or illustrate […]

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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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