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NSSM Guest Post from Seven Stories

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A Place for Stories Seven Stories – The National Centre for Children’s Books Hannah Lambert Marketing and Digital Coordinator Seven Stories is the National home of children’s books – there is not another place like it in the UK and is based in the heart of the vibrant cultural hub that is Ouseburn, Newcastle Upon Tyne. […]

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NSSM Guest Post from The Story Museum

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This week, our guest posts will be from some of the fantastic specialist story centres which can now be found around the UK. The first post is by Sophie Hiscock of The Story Museum in Oxford. With all its literary connections and connotations, Oxford makes the ideal place for such a centre; and because The […]

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NSSM Guest Post from Steve Antony

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Today’s guest post is by picture book creator Steve Antony, author of The Queen’s Hat and its sequel The Queen’s Handbag, which are both published by Hodder Children’s Books.  As The Queen’s Hat takes the reader on a journey all around the UK in search of the Queen’s handbag which has been stolen by a […]

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NSSM Guest post from Christopher Lloyd

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In this, the first of a series of guest posts for National Share a Story Month, world history author and timeline specialist Christopher Lloyd explains how connecting knowledge together gives narrative its heart.   Why the biggest stories are the best! Most people, especially when they write non-fiction books – are specialists of some kind. […]

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A Place for Stories: A Series of Guest Posts for National Share a Story Month

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As part of our celebrations for National Share a Story Month (NSSM) this year, we have organised a series of guest posts which will explore the theme A Place for Stories. As a lead in, during the last week of April, author and publisher Christopher Lloyd will be talking about his latest book, the What […]

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The first event with Jean Russell Storyteller- Thursday 14th, April 2016

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What a moving and inspiring day the first event with Anna Conomos, Jean Russell Storyteller, proved to be! The myth of Jason and the Argonauts capturing the Golden Fleece has never been so dramatically performed as it was by Anna and the 14 children and young people from Uplands School[1] in Swindon and from the […]

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Reaching out to vulnerable and under-privileged children: the launch of Anna Conomos, Jean Russell Storyteller 2016

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The 2016 conference Building Bridges, Making Connections, Growing Readers opened and closed with a focus on myth, folk tale and legend.  Anna Conomos, Jean Russell Storyteller 2016, closed the conference and launched the project with a stunning performance of an old Persian tale, thereby provided a neat link to opening speaker Katherine Rundell, who had […]

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Why not book a non-fiction author for your next book group event?

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At our recent conference, all groups should have received a leaflet containing details of non-fiction authors, illustrators and book creators who are keen to visit bookgroups. If your group did not receive the leaflet (handed out at the group meeting), you can download a copy here (pdf). So, whether for National Non-Fiction November, to tie […]

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Children’s Book Awards 2016

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Voting for this year’s Children’s Book Award (CBA) closes on April 16th. Votes can be submitted by using the voting page on our website or, if you belong to one of the testing groups, via your CBA coordinator. The key feature of CBA is that it is the only UK-wide award voted for entirely by children. The […]

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What an amazing weekend!

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I am absolutely sure that everyone who attended this weekend would agree that it was a fantastic event! It was packed full of terrific talks, dynamic discussions, lots of laughs, bundles of books, good company and fabulous food! The staff at the Telford Innovation Campus could not have been nicer, or more helpful. All the […]

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