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Book recommendation – Cogheart

Today marks the start of #NationalStoryTellingWeek and in honour of this, I’m sharing my book recommendation for February and asking the question, do you still read with your children? I’m not talking the dreaded book scheme reading, that from my own personal experience has often ended in ... READ the POST

History through the eyes of one building

Want to hear about my next book? It's a middle-grade fiction story for 9-11 year olds, like my first book, but that's where the similarity ends. This one is the first in a series that centres on four children, a school, the events that have occurred during its 100 year history and how the lives ... READ the POST

Book Review – Nondula, by Ana Salote

Nondula is the second part of the 'Waifs of Duldred' trilogy and it's shaping up to be the most interesting trilogy I've read in a long time. If you haven't read book one, 'Oy Yew', I suggest you add it to your reading list immediately! You can read my review here, if you want to know ... READ the POST

Books for reluctant readers – Wonder by R.J Palacio

Wonder is a story of strength, courage and bravery, of overcoming obstacles and not letting your fears stand in your way. It reminds us not to judge people based on how they look. Wonder is a story every child should read. My eight year old is one of my reluctant readers. He’s a boy for a ... READ the POST

Books for reluctant readers

Did your child come home with a recommended reading list for the summer holidays? Mine did and it's always met with a rather large sigh, already too much for her to cope with just by looking at it. For some children, reading is a challenge and because of that, they are reluctant to even try. A book ... READ the POST

Summer reading ideas for kids

I have a number of four and five star reviews for my children's fiction book. This is what some of my readers have to say: "I am 10 and I usually love adventure stories. The front cover of this book appealed to me .... as did the idea of a mystery! I have laughed at what the children get up to in ... READ the POST

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"You're an amazing author. My daughter has read all your books 3 times. Thank you for inspriring her!!
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:14:40+00:00
"You're an amazing author. My daughter has read all your books 3 times. Thank you for inspriring her!!

"Nicola listened to and understood our wish to evolve our message along with our brand. Her copy was always succinct,...
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2020-02-28T13:13:38+00:00
"Nicola listened to and understood our wish to evolve our message along with our brand. Her copy was always succinct, accurate and grammatically correct and we were able to upload it to the new site without significant revision."

"Nicola is responsive and intuitive while delivering projects in a timely manner."
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:13:54+00:00
"Nicola is responsive and intuitive while delivering projects in a timely manner."

"You have really inspired her to write and create stories. She was very taken with your book the Time School."
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:14:06+00:00
"You have really inspired her to write and create stories. She was very taken with your book the Time School."

"Nicola encourages the children to think about things in different ways and to be more creative and descriptive in their...
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:14:19+00:00
"Nicola encourages the children to think about things in different ways and to be more creative and descriptive in their writing style."
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