Character colour matters to me and to children!
I get asked all the time why do I illustrate all my books for all the different coloured children I meet and to keep my answer as simple as possible all the children I meet on all the school author visits that I do promoting literacy, virtually every class has children of all different colours.[…]
Lessons in Creative Writing
Lessons in creative writing. Creating and naming characters in a story. Sometimes the story itself can flow quite easily, it can, for example simply spring from an emotion or an experience while out and about. Actually I remember an incident whilst I was out in my car which involved some people parked on the side[…]
Mike Molloy’s Reading challenge article in the raring2go magazine 2018
Mike Molloy’s Reading challenge is a brilliant, rewards based aid to encouraging home reading and grownups involvement for children in primary schools across the UK. having spent a lot of time visiting primary schools all over the uk mike molloy reading was struck by the need to try and create something that would engage parents and[…]
The direct link between children’s literacy and personalised books
As an author and a dad of 6 Children, stories have always been a big feature in our household, an even bigger part of our lives for almost 30 years has been children literacy and personalised books and making sure that all of my children developed the same love of books that I have. My Ruby[…]