Category Storytelling sessions

Inspiration for Story Seekers – Bookhappy

Following on from the fab  Zoe from ‘Playing by the book’, I’m really excited to be able to share my interview with Cate and Hannah from ‘Bookhappy‘. Funnily enough, it was Zoe who first pointed me in the direction of Bookhappy and I’m over the moon that she did.  Cate and Hannah are already building […]

Another Story Seekers update

Today, a new email came through from Picture Book Den – a great blog to which I subscribe.  The posts are written by a group of children’s authors based in the UK and Ireland and they’re always fun to read, as well as (for me) being really useful and informative. Today’s feature was written by […]

Oxfam storytelling session – 2-4 year olds

This past Sunday I held another storytelling session at out local Oxfam Books and Music shop, this time for two to four year olds.  The amazing books above are the ones we shared and all of them were very well received by the children who came along. We started off by looking through a range […]

World Book Day – storytelling session at C’s pre-school

So, today I’ve had pretty much the most brilliantly bookish morning I could ever have hoped for (not even marred by the fact that my car failed its MOT quite comprehensively, grrrrrrrr).  It was an utterly wonderful way to celebrate World Book Day 2013. A month or so ago, I was asked if I would […]

The ‘new look’ Story Seekers?

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the future of ‘Story Seekers: The Business’ recently.  This has partly been inspired by my storytelling sessions and my blogging, but also by the fact that H is definitely coming out of the baby stage so my potential new career is getting ever closer.  He’s currently in […]

Oxfam storytelling session – 4-6 year olds

So, today was my second ever storytelling session at the Oxfam bookshop and I absolutely LOVED it!  Having done the one before Christmas, I was a little more relaxed this time about logistics and I felt more comfortable with the timing of everything.  It helped that the books I’d selected were just delicious when read […]

Why I’m making peace with my ‘Beautiful Oops!’

I really wish that this book – ‘Beautiful Oops!’, by Barney Saltzberg (published by Workman Publishing) – had sprung to mind as I was writing this post about my lack of prowess in the crafting department. It’s a glorious book that my sister (who I’m fast realising has been responsible for choosing an AWFUL LOT […]