Personalised children’s books can do so much more!

In considering the leaps and bounds that can be made in children’s literacy levels it has got to be said that my true belief is that all small children getting started on their reading journey must be given access to any spark that will encourage a love of books into later life, there is no[…]


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[…]

Why give a child a personalised book ?

As an author and having concerns about literacy levels in children in the UK, when I read statistical information from organisations like the literacy trust which states quite clearly that literacy levels in individual children rocket when a child is given a personalised Book that appears to them to be all about them, I feel[…]


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[…]

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.[…]