I’ve just got back from a full day’s creative writing workshop at the fabulous Story Museum in Oxford, with thirteen 8-12-year-olds – and it was BRILLIANT. We did story starters (trying to identify which are real book titles and which are made up is HARD!), asking the endless questions that start WHAT IF…? (…buildings had … More Summer Story Makers at the Story Museum
I blogged last year about our trip to the Story Museum in Oxford and how much I loved visiting. Today I went back with Jemima (nearly 7) to check out their latest exhibitions. And they’ve done it again. Jemima and I both loved the Time For Bed room. There’s a row of pegs just before … More Another day of inspiration at the Story Museum
I love the OBAs. I’ve been gatecrashing them for at least three years now. The 2014 ceremony in November had to be postponed, so it took place on Friday instead and I gatecrashed again – only THIS time I felt slightly more justified because Looking at the Stars is actually on the longlist for the … More Oxfordshire Book Awards Niceness
Books for children are the best; they’re the ones that stay with you forever. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Where The Wild Things Are, the Narnia books, Just William… I think adults sometimes forget just what books MEAN to children, which is silly because they were all children once too. I am SO lucky to be … More How to do books properly: The Story Museum, Oxford
Last week, it being half term, I took my daughter to see the new comic strip outside the Story Museum in Oxford. The Museum isn’t properly open yet (we keep our fingers crossed that it will be next year!) but artist Neill Cameron has done some fantastic artwork to explain what’s happening and what the … More Cartoons at the Oxford Story Museum!