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Sally Pomme Clayton

Stories are like seeds!

Happy World Storytelling Day! Buy The Phoenix of Persia Happy World Storytelling Day! To celebrate, we interviewed the fantastic author of The Phoenix of Persia, Sally Pomme Clayton. Sally Pomme Clayton is an incredible performance, storyteller and writer. You can read her interview below: What impact can storytelling have on children? I think that stories are like seeds – they get planted inside you, but you have no idea exactly what they are going to…

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It feels natural to draw children from different ethnic backgrounds – Polly Noakes

An interview with the illustrator of Dare Buy Dare We interviewed Polly Noakes, the fantastic illustrator of our new poetry book Dare! It was great to speak to this amazing artist about the meaning of the book, the inspiration behind it and the process of illustrating. Dare, written by Lorna Gutierrez, is a poetic picture book that encourages children to dare to be themselves. What does the message of the book mean to you? For…

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Meet the illustrator of The Phoenix of Persia!

Buy The Phoenix of Persia We interviewed Amin Hassanzadeh Sharif, illustrator of the gorgeous new picture book The Phoenix of Persia! Find out what he had to say below! What was your favourite part of the story to illustrate? For me, the best part of the story to illustrate was the mysterious sleeping phoenix. Can you explain the sgraffito technique you used for the illustrations? I used a technique called scratch board, in which I…

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Enjoy a sneak peek reading of Dare by the author!

Buy Dare Author Lorna Gutierrez treated us to a wonderful sneak peek reading of her upcoming picture book Dare! This simple yet inspirational picture book encourages children everywhere to dare to dream big, to help others and speak out for what is right, but also to take time for simple joys and to be comfortable in their own skin. With charming rhymes and energetic and inclusive illustrations, this is a book to empower every child. Read…

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Grobblechops wasn’t hard to write! – Elizabeth Laird

Buy Grobblechops Elizabeth Laird wrote a fantastic blog for educational consultants Just Imagine! She talked about her process for writing and her new book Grobblechops! Read it below! Follow Your Nose and See Where It Takes You…! A Writing Starter from Elizabeth Laird Where does finding a new story come from? Sometimes the beginning is no more than a whisper in my ear, a voice that says, “Oh that looks interesting. I think I’ll explore that.” Usually I…

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