Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Ten-Minute Blog Break - 27th January

There's some serious love for UK YA books this week on the Blog Break, and especially for those fabulous book bloggers who do so much to share their love of reading, and to connect young readers with stories.

Monday, 26 January 2015

By any other name…

We’ve all been there. You’re in the middle of a scene; your heroine de jour, Kim Kardashian, is a top secret agent about to save the world as we know it. Kim’s been formulating in your mind for months now – the strawberry blonde hair, the butterfly tattoo on her left knee – but you suddenly have a fluttering sensation at the back of your mind. Haven’t I heard that name somewhere before?

Sunday, 25 January 2015


Jan Carr
From your
one-time editor!
I don't know if it really was Girl Online, Zoe Suggs who first said 'say yes more to things to enjoy life more' but I'm told by daughter 2 who's been dubbed the  Queen of Improv by her youth theatre, that the first rule of improvisation is that you should never say 'No' to someone's suggestion. I'm sure you can think of many instances when it is actually good to say no but I'm with Girl Online and daughter 2 on that generally, 'Yes' is more fun.

Friday, 23 January 2015

ProCATsination, by Jion Sheibani


Jion's Illustrator Showcase Gallery is here, She can be reached at jionsheibani@gmail.com
Click here for her personal website.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Are you sitting comfortably?

Ever wondered how you become a professional storyteller? In this post, 'big fibber' George Kirk, shares her journey from chatty baby through to a sought-after teller of tales.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Ten-Minute Blog Break - 20th January

Welcome back for some more great blogs! After last week's rather heavyweight discussion about free speech, this week our bloggers are speaking freely on a whole range of diverse topics.

Monday, 19 January 2015

The Blues

"Me and you are subject to
 The blues now and then..."

As Neil Diamond wrote in 'Song Sung Blue' -
everybody knows one.