Pootling around children’s literature blogs
I was having a quiet moment to myself this morning and wondered what everybody else was up to.
I had a quick peek at Jen’s site. There’s always such a lot to read and I felt I had to share her post about a post.
“Little Mabel blew a bubble, and it caused a lot of trouble… Such a lot of bubble trouble in a bibble-bobble way.”
Lovely! This made me want the book too!
On Laura’s blog, I enjoyed her account of her home town, Rottingdean near Brighton and the wonderful list of authors that currently live there. Obviously a very creative area!
I visit Write Away quite regularly as have had the pleasure of working with Nikki Gamble on a fair few occasions. Write Away always has lots of great reviews and things to look out for. It was especially good to see Nikki’s article on When Two Laureates Met from an event held at the British Library. Michael Rosen and Andrew Motion in discussion, chaired by James Naughtie. This is an event I’d have really loved to have been at. Nikki says: “Tapping into what young people feel, their cares and passions, their loves and sorrows, their joys and simple pleasures and helping them find the means of expressing these feelings is what it’s all about. Not counting adjectives, spotting figurative language or filling out acrostic worksheets. It was a quiet call to arms but a powerful one.”
If you are a teacher you might want to check out the Write Away conference in May – there are just a few places left, but it is sure to be a brilliant and inspiring event.
Not quite children’s literature blogs, but I’ve also enjoyed reading “oh peebo” on Cupcakes for Clara. I really liked Peebo! And “sidewalk chalk” on Wee Wonderfuls really made me wish I could take such beautiful photos!
I love quiet moments in the day just to pootle.