Category: ideas for children

  • Update: Stars With Flaming Tails Won the CLiPPA Award!

    Update: Stars With Flaming Tails Won the CLiPPA Award!

    Stars With Flaming Tales won the CLiPPA award for poetry! The CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award) is solely presented for published poetry for children in the UK. Established in 2003, the Poetry Award encourages and celebrates outstanding poetry published for children. – CLPE Here are some poems from the collection. I enjoyed working […]

  • She’s a Winner!

    She’s a Winner!

    [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Astro Girl has just won an award- a science award. While I have been fairly consistent through the years I haven’t won many awards. That isn’t my aim, so perhaps that’s why it has turned out that way. It always seemed way too obscure to come up with an award-winning idea. Sometimes just […]

  • Lenny Books

    Lenny Books

    Where’s Lenny and Lenny and Wilbur are two new books coming out this August. They will be available at all cool bookstores in the UK. They are already in US bookstores.

  • Covid-19 messages

    Covid-19 messages

    Designs for a campaign telling people in Zimbabwe about the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The social media campaign has three phases. It began with simple messages in line with government instructions, followed by messages with more explanation and ending with suggestions about life after the virus.  We made short videos featuring children and young people asking […]

  • Astro Girl Heads to the Sun

    Astro Girl Heads to the Sun

        I got an email saying; “I’m just emailing to let you know that the Otter-Barry Books title, Astro Girl, will be read by Kristin Scott Thomas on the CBeebies Channel tomorrow at 6.50pm.” And a wonderful reading it is, I am sure you will agree. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000g8cm/cbeebies-bedtime-stories-744-dame-kristin-scott-thomas-astro-girl

  • 17 Promises

    17 Promises

    25 February was a bit of a milestone. It was the day that 17 Promises launches at the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) taking place at Victoria. falls, Zimbabwe. In 2015 The UN asked the world to pledge to deliver on 17 Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) between 2015-2030. The SDGs as #17Promises™ leaders made to […]