In a world of ever-increasing technology - tablets, Playstations and even eBooks, it is more important than ever for parents and teachers to look for new, exciting and interesting ways to engage children with physical books to ignite a love of reading and writing. Learning to read should be fun and children should want to … Continue reading Can author visits inspire children?
A Newport author is preparing to visit pupils across Shropshire as part of a new literacy project to enhance reading, writing and creativity in primary schools. The Rural Schools Write, Read, Inspire Project has been developed by children’s author Lorna McCann in partnership with The Rural Charity - an offshoot of the Shropshire & West … Continue reading Author set to inspire with rural school tour
Author visits in school can be a great way for teachers to introduce new and exciting topics or projects to their class. It can also provide the inspiration for several themed follow-up activities with pupils. This is exactly what happened when Shropshire children’s author Lorna McCann paid a visit to a Reception and Year 1 … Continue reading Shropshire Author Visit Prompts Ideas for Primary School Lessons
A Shropshire author has scooped a top county business award for her children’s books. Lorna McCann, author of ‘Wendy and the Biscuit Tree’ and ‘Felix - the small boy with the BIG imagination’ won Best Children’s Product at the 2018 Businesses for Children Awards at the Park Inn, Telford, on Saturday (March 10) The 37-year-old … Continue reading Shropshire children’s author scoops top business award for books
Children’s author Lorna McCann is heading on a tour of Shropshire schools in the new year to share her passion for reading and writing. The mum-of-two, who writes fun and engaging stories for children aged 3 to 7, will be using the tour to promote her new picture book ‘Felix - the small boy with … Continue reading Children’s author set for new year school tour
Just a little bit excited to share this news: A Shropshire author is celebrating after being nominated for a county business award. Lorna McCann, who writes fun and engaging stories for children aged 4 to 7, is among the nominees for children’s product of the year at the Businesses for Children Awards 2018. The nomination … Continue reading Shropshire author nominated for county business award
A team of children’s authors from Shropshire and beyond have come to the aid of a Shifnal school which lost hundreds of books during a flood. Nine authors, all of which have published books through Team Author UK, have rallied together to provide a bundle of replacement books for children at St Andrew’s CE Primary … Continue reading Children’s authors donate books to flood hit school
Of all the national awareness days to celebrate our glorious food and drink - carrot day, Yorkshire pudding day, world milk day, International Beer Day, Biscuit Day (May 29) has to be my favourite by far! What's not to like. Found in hundreds of different varieties, they come in all shapes and sizes and make the perfect … Continue reading Biscuit Day
Thrilled this month to have launched Biscuit Tree Corner - a place for children to review their favourite books. At Biscuit Corner we are all about encouraging children to develop a love of books and reading. That’s why we’ve created this special page just for children so they can submit their own reviews of their … Continue reading Biscuit Tree Corner
It could be a little warmer but I won't complain as the spring sunshine has put a bounce in my step and got me feeling all excited. With longer, sunnier and hopefully hotter days to look forward to I love this time of year as I always feel like I'm going to get SO much more … Continue reading Feeling the joys of spring!