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Inkpots’ best bits of 2018

When Nick Sharratt came to visit On one of the hottest days of the year, one of the loveliest people came to visit Inkpots. Nick Sharratt is hugely popular at Inkpots, particularly for his illustration of Jacqueline Wilson’s books. One of our members, Rebecca, is a particularly big fan and has been inspired by Nick’s […]

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Guest review: The Truth Pixie by Matt Haig

For those of you that have not come across his work before, Matt Haig is a bestselling author from Brighton.  He writes novels for children but is also well known for books such as Notes On a Nervous Planet and Reasons To Stay Alive.  These are aimed at an older audience and deal with mental […]

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Top tips for starting secondary school

The start of the new school term will be meaning a series of new challenges for families with a young person transitioning from primary to high school. At Inkpots, we said goodbye to a large number of Year 6s at the end of the summer term; they all seemed more than ready to move on […]

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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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Inspiring a new generation of readers

Sometimes, the planets seem to shift, and things come together in a way that seems almost magical. And so, it was for Inkpots on Wednesday 6 June. On a beautiful summer’s evening, in Bedford Square Gardens, central London, representatives from across the world of books gathered to celebrate the Women’s Prize for Fiction for 2018, […]

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