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Bookings open for World Book Day and beyond!

One month till World Book Day!

My events so far include Zooming to a school in Saudi Arabia and running an interactive ‘Speak Out!’ session at a local library. Is there anything YOU would like me to do to support reading and creative writing in your classroom? …

Tiger Skin Rug a BookStart pick!

A fabulous turnout for book club in Taipei, with a special appearance from the Hsiao Lu publishing director!

It was announced that Tiger Skin Rug has been selected for the BookStart programme where every junior high-school pupil is gifted a free book by the Ministry of Education. …

Talking History longlisted for UKLA Book Awards

Absolutely over the moon to announce that Talking History has been longlisted for the UK Literacy Association’s Book Awards 2023! This is the only national children’s book awards to be judged by teachers. It is supported by the brilliant LoveReading4Kids and Reading Cloud. …

Two shortlistings for Talking History!

Andre Ducci’s stunning pencil-drawn and digitally coloured illustrations for Talking History have been shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards. The design and production team for the book has also been shortlisted for the British Book Design and Production Awards!

AOI World Illustration Awards – Inspiring the next generation of readers Illustration used in commercially published books for readers under 16 years. …

Tigers are Magic! CGI Schools Gala Day

Tiger Skin Rug, Joan Haig’s award-winning novel, features a tiger
with magical powers. Join Joan in this interactive session and
learn about her storybook tiger and about the magic of tigers in
the real world. Get ready for some tiger readings, a flying tiger,
and lots of tiger facts! …

Talking History in Edinburgh! 28th August

Joan Haig and Joan Lennon, authors of Talking History: 150 Years of Speakers and Speeches introduce you to famous people who changed the world, from Abraham Lincoln and Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti to Helen Keller and Greta Thunberg. What made them speak out, and how did they make their point? …