NCBC Conference in Norwich 26.11.15

This is the amazing conference that Marilyn Brocklehurst (who runs her famous Norfolk Children’s Book Centre) organises. So many teachers, book sellers, librarians, project-leaders, academics and writers in one place! So I got to meet the FANTASTIC writer and illustrator, Nick Butterworth and hear him talk and share slides of his wonderful books and artwork.

The highlight for me was that the Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell was there and he talked about his books and shared his drawings. A very funny and interesting presentation.

THEN when I got onstage to perform some poems, without any warning, Chris Riddell Children’s Laureate jumped up on stage and began to illustrate my poems AS I READ THEM !!!!!!!  I didn’t even realise he was there for a moment and then I turned around and there is Chris Riddell drawing away as I was performing. FANTASTIC
A-Mazing!  Totally amazing of him, and what an honour for me. I have four of his fantastic drawings all to do with my poems and I am going to put a photo of me holding one up on this blog.

It is Chris Riddell’s drawing to go with my poem There’s An Alien Down The Loo and when I work out how to do it I shall put it on this blog!

Thank you Marilyn for inviting me and thank you Chris, amazing.

catching up!

It has been too long since I last blogged on my website, so my apologies to the following lovely schools and librarians and other agencies for not immediately writing about the great time I had.

This year I visited;

Church Lane Primary School Sleaford

Meadowside Primary School Warrington

Rowena Infant School Conisborough Doncaster

Schools in Bolton for Bolton Libraries many times

SDSA Leicester Author’s Week

Eact Pathways Primary sheffield

Barnburgh Primary Doncaster

Sheffield Town Hall or the Escal event

Retford Library

Our Lady of Perpetual Help RC Primary Bentley Doncaster

Rainbow Forge Primary Sheffield

L’Ecole Internationale St.Germaine-en-Laye Paris, which was a FANTASTIC experience, thanks to you all!!!!!!!!

Springfield Junior School Swadlincote

Sheffield High School for Girls

Yet more schools in Bolton

The Valley Primary School Bolton

SDSA event at Leicester Racecourse with hundreds of people including the fabulous Two Steves

Carlton Primary Academy Barnsley……great hobnobs

Westways Primary School Sheffield

Scraptoft Primary School Leicester

St.Barnabas Primary School Leicester

Great Gidding C of E Primary School

St. Margarets C of E Primary Warrington

St.Wilfrids RC Primary School Sheffiield

YET MORE BOLTON SCHOOLS on National Poetry Day;

Barnburgh Primary School Doncaster

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!