The Teaching Realm: An interview with @MrsD15340035 #18

The Reading Realm Blog Series: Educators doing extraordinary things “Truthfully, I can’t remember a time without reading and writing. There is a photo of me as a tiny baby on a baby blanket, with a large, brightly coloured board book open on the floor; I am looking at it intently…” Twitter handle: MrsD15340035 What is…

The Clockwork Crow: An interview with Catherine Fisher

Catherine Fisher is an acclaimed poet and author. Her books include The Relic Master, Incarceron and Sapphique. Here she talks about her latest mysterious, snowy, gothic book The Clockwork Crow… Without giving too much away, can you tell us about your new book The Clockwork Crow? Its a mystery story about a girl who finds the…

D-Day Dog: An interview with Tom Palmer

Tom Palmer is the author of three Puffin football children’s series, Football Academy, Foul Play and The Squad and has written 14 books for Barrington Stoke.  Foul Play was short listed for the 2009 Blue Peter Book Award. Here he talks about his new book, D-Day Dog… Without giving too much away, can you tell us a bit about your new book D-Day Dog? It’s…

The Teaching Realm: An interview with Tom Brassington #17

The Reading Realm Blog Series: Educators doing extraordinary things “In theory, books should be just a bunch of pages, bound together and stained with ink; in fact they are heartbreak, laughter, lands undiscovered, friends unknown; reading is life itself…” Name: Tom Brassington Twitter handle: @brassoteach Link to blog/website: https://brassoteach.wordpress.com/  What is your current position? Class…

The Army of Teachers

Welcome to the best job in the land – the Teachers’ Army, Where you’ll need to be, quite frankly, barmy! In charge of thirty children talking, squabbling, laughing, learning! There’s enough to make anyone think of another job! Yearning For free time, peaceful nights, the chance to skip into town and cause a stir, Without…

The Teaching Realm: An interview with @_MissieBee #16

The Reading Realm Blog Series: Educators doing extraordinary things “I have a pile of cushions stuffed under my desk: every day we spread them across the classroom, the children get comfy and I read the class story…” Name: Sophie Twitter handle: @_MissieBee Link to blog/website: https://missiebee1.wordpress.com What is your current position? Year 5/6 teacher and…

An interview with Ross Montgomery, author of Space Tortoise

Ross is the award-winning author of ALEX, THE DOG & THE UNOPENABLE DOOR (2013),   THE TORNADO CHASERS (2014) PERIJEE & ME (2016), CHRISTMAS DINNER OF SOULS (2017),  MAX AND THE MILLIONS (2018), THE BUILDING BOY (2016) and  SPACE TORTOISE (2018)! Your new book ‘Space Tortoise’ was released last year. Without giving too much away, can you tell us a bit about it? Of course! SPACE TORTOISE is…

The Teaching Realm: An interview with Rose Edmonson #15

“It’s just an absolute joy and a privilege to be able to share books with children, to transport them to new places and experience a new book together for the first time…” Name: Rose Edmondson Twitter handle: @snotlady5 What is your current position? Year 1 teacher and Science Lead. When, how and why do you…

Malamander: An interview with Thomas Taylor

Author Thomas Taylor talks to Ian Eagleton about his new book Malamander, Greek myths, mysteries and monsters, and his exciting plans for a sequel… I wonder if you could start by telling us a but about your new book Malamander? Malamander is the first in a series of stories about the ‘Legends of Eerie-on-Sea’, in…