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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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Creative ideas to ‘keep up your sleeve’

A very good friend of mine used to be a deputy headteacher and when she knew I was starting Inkpots, she advised that I always had a few spare ideas to hand just in case I had some additional time to fill, or things didn’t go to plan. Yesterday morning, I saw a family packing […]

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Five steps to a creative summer

The end of the summer term is nearly upon us here in England, and many parents are more than ready for a break from the school run and making the packed lunches up. But after the initial first days of freedom, the weeks that stretch ahead will need filling. Even when you’re away on holiday, […]

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June story starters

This month we are sharing some ideas for stories to help young writers start their stories; we know that some like to look at a picture for inspiration and others prefer the actual start of stories to get them thinking – so here are both. (Hope you like the spooky castle!)   Here are some […]

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