"Childhood is poetry, and the child who has the attention of their parent, or carer, for a quiet moment will more often than not let the poem inside them out", @YasmineShamma on the power of poetry for children: https://t.co/j6cnYfGIAd
Some news. I am thrilled to have signed with the amazing @Taffyagent at @CBGBooks & to have my debut novel The Garnett Girls about to land on editors’ desks. Set in my happiest place, the Isle of Wight, I have loved writing it, & I hope you will be able to read it one day soon!
Wouldn’t it be amazing if @BBCTwo #BetweenTheCovers looked at Middle Grade & other ages of children’s books? The amount of parents & grandparents who want their children to read but don’t have a clue what to get them would certainly value from a show given a time slot like this!
I’ve always LOVED working with @WalkerBooksUK and I rave about them to anyone that will listen. Now baby T-B loves them, too, because they’ve sent him some of their gorgeous baby books 😍 Thank you @BookEating_Girl @KirstenBryony @BeccaOram @ellen_abernethy
Moulin Rouge premiered 20 years ago today at Cannes and if you've somehow missed it, I love it. This is the essay I wrote about why it means so much to me, and why the Secret Cinema production was such a transformative experience:
🐉 “It’s 1950s America… but with dragons!” Celebrating the release of Burn, tonight's fiery stream with Patrick Ness & Anna James explored the morality of mythical creatures, invisible lives & alternate universes. 🔥 Available now on demand: https://t.co/vVo5K8wm0Q
I first met Patrick over ten years ago when he came and did a brilliant visit at the school I was the librarian at and it is always lovely to speak to him, this time about the brilliant Burn, which is out now in paperback 🔥
Kobe's pickup day and time has officially been scheduled: May 20th. My fur baby comes home in less than 2 weeks 😭.