Monday, 21 May 2012

Children Turned into Aliens!

Last week, I visited Codnor and Clay Cross Libraries as part of the Derbyshire Literature Festival.  The festival is organised by Derbyshire Libraries and involves a brilliant program of visits and talks across the county by authors and poets.

To my suprise, after reading of Welcome to Alien School, and some furious cutting, sticking and colouring, all the children turned into Aliens!  Help!

As well as reading stories, I showed the children how a picture book is made, including what the text looks like when I've finished with it, and what the illustrator's rough sketches look like.

Thanks to everyone at Derbyshire Library Services for organising a great day.  I heard later that, after I had gone, one child borrowed ALL my books from the special display that Clay Cross Library had put up in my honour.  That's what we like!

Sunday, 20 May 2012

A Little Albie Fan

This is 2 year old Master Jennings from Hull.  He's such an Albie fan, he knows all the words to Supermarket Zoo and How to Grow a Dinosaur! 

I've sent him some Supermarket Zoo stickers to help enourage him to give up his dummy! What a superstar!

If you would like to see your child featured on my blog, send a picture of them reading their favourite Albie book

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Sneaky Peeks

Want to see some sneaky peaks of my new book with Nosy Crow? 

You do?

Well look no further.  Here they are!

The Princess and the Peas, illustrated by the amazing Sarah Warburton,  is out in September.  You can pre-order it here

New Alien Activities now Online

At last, I've finally managed to upload some Welcome to Alien School activities! 

You can make a mask and colour in your very own Alien School scene.  Click here to have a go!

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

It's All About Meeee!

It's amazing what lands in my inbox!  

The other day, I received an email from Carl Loughlin with a link to this mad-crazy book review show he has created.  This episode is all about wolves.  See if you can spot Whiffy Wilson in there anywhere!

Carl is a library manager at Wallasey Village Library on the Wirral.  His mission is to get kids reading and one of the ways he does this is by running character storytimes.  He dresses up as crazy characters who really bring the stories to life!  

Sound entertaining?  Go and have a look at Carl's website to find out more! Take me to CarlOnTV
WARNING: Some of the videos are a little gruesome!