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Max and the Millions by Ross Montgomery: it’s all in the details

Max loves paying attention to details, however small, perfect for model making. So, when his only friend – caretaker and fellow modeller at his boarding school St Goliath’s, Mr Darrow –mysteriously disappears, he knows what he must do. Unbeknown to his peers, Mr Darrow has created a whole new civilisation, shrunk down to microscopic size! […]

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and the importance of using your voice

After witnessing her best friend Natasha’s death in a drive by gang shooting aged only ten, sixteen-year-old Starr hopes she will never experience such trauma again. But when history repeats itself and Khalil is shot- unarmed – by a white police officer, she is torn about whether to expose herself as the sole witness, and […]

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Six summer reads for… older readers!

Our final six summer read recommendations are here! This one’s for any Inkpots looking to dip their toe into the diverse world of young adult books, from mystery stories to graphic novels to contemporary. Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard: Barnard’s refreshing take on female friendship and mental health will leave you gasping for breath. […]

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Six summer reads for… 9 to 12 year olds!

We’re back with another six summer read recommendations – this time for nine to twelve year olds! Summer Holiday Stories by Enid Blyton (short story collection): join Blyton’s much loved characters as they adventure over land and sea in these 22 tales! Featuring appearances from the Famous Five gang and the twins at St Clares. […]

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Six summer reads for… 7 to 9 year olds!

There’s nothing better than spending the long, light summer days (or nights huddled under your duvet with a torch…) engrossed in a good book. But we know how difficult it can be to find the right read for you. Where do you start when bookshop shelves and chock full of brightly coloured covers? That’s why […]

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Story planning for children

A recent edition to our free resources collection is a cake story planner. Cake features a lot at Inkpots! We celebrate the end of term with home-made cake, as well as having some at our holiday workshops too. Lots of our children are also enthusiastic bakers – does it go with the territory? I had […]

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