Article, Book Review, MG Fiction (8 - 12 year olds), Twins

Darkwhispers: Into the Unknown

Darkwhispers is Vashti Hardy’s second book about Arthur and Maudie Brightstorm – twins who live a life of exploration and adventure. Following on from their expedition to South Polaris to find out the truth about their father’s disappearance in Brightstorm (published by Scholastic in 2018), Arthur and Maudie set off on another journey with their… Continue reading Darkwhispers: Into the Unknown

Article, English Teaching, Reading

Engaging with Authors: Powerful Inspiration for Young Readers and Writers

Meeting Vashti Hardy at School Engaging with current and active children’s authors and illustrators is a powerful way to promote reading for pleasure in your school. It allows children to interact with positive Literacy role models and inspires both reading and writing skills. Here are some easy ways to make contact and bring authors into… Continue reading Engaging with Authors: Powerful Inspiration for Young Readers and Writers

Article, OAA (Outdoor & Adventurous Activities)

Why a Muddy Day is a Good Day

Our nine-year-old twins (and their big sister before them) come home from school muddy every day – not just some days when they’ve been out on a school trip or had PE but every day. This isn’t a little bit of mud on their shoes, it’s full “up the trousers, over the tights, sometimes even… Continue reading Why a Muddy Day is a Good Day