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Welcoming the Griffins
June 4, 2019

Kids of all ages are digging into The Griffins of Castle Cary. What do you do when you're ten, and you've just read an amazing book? You re-read it. I've been visiting schools and talking to children about my brand-new book The Griffins of Castle Cary. ...

Offering the Right Help
September 25, 2018

Time, space and a tire or two. Find out what kids need before you add more. I read a news story recently about two Americans who traveled overseas to climb mountains. They stopped to visit a group children's home while they were there. Stunned to see c ...

Expanding Empathy: Boys reading "Girl" Books
June 1, 2018

Will boys read books mainly about girls? They will if the book is good and we encourage them. If you ask a girl what she's reading, chances are she'll rattle off a list of favorite books that feature both boy and girl characters. Girls read across gend ...

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