This month’s Book of the Month is Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland. So what is it, in a nutshell? It has a bit of everything: friendship, love, humour, heartache. It’s the tale of a boy finding first love, and learning how tough life can be when you’re in it.
My second talk on Saturday had four great authors talking on the subject of identity, and how much YA books reflect the reader. As always, there are so many different things brought up that it makes it hard to include everything. So below I’ve tried to sum up the main elements discussed.
Without creative writing and creative thinking, where would we be? There would be no books, no songs and no leaps into the unknown.
On Tuesday night at the Guildhall in Bath, Paper Nations held their event “How can we keep creative writing alive in our schools?” At this point, I struggle to know what to write. I went into that hall with what I thought was a clear idea of what I was going to hear but came out with something completely different.
At the Bath Children’s Literature Festival you can always guarantee you’ll get a collection of wonderful authors, and for my first visit this year, I was not disappointed. The Guildhall on Monday night was the stage for Frances Hardinge, author of The Lie Tree and winner of the Costa Book of the Year.
I couldn’t have been more excited when my first author interview response came through, from Jessica Shirvington! Her new book, Disruption, has sneakily been making its way further up my TBR, above lots of books I should be reading first.
Read on and discover more about the amazing Jessica Shirvington.
As of today, we have updated the interface of The Education Cloud to better serve the modern classroom in time for the new school year. This update is automatic so there’s nothing you will need to do, but all changes are outlined in full below. more “What’s New At EU? The Education Cloud”…
This month we picked Cogheart by Peter Bunzl as our Book of the Month. In short, Cogheart is a gripping steampunk adventure in an alternate Victorian England. You’ll find wonderfully written heroes and villains running throughout its pages.