How to Write Your Best Story Ever!

How to Write Your Best Story Ever!

This is a humorous and authoritative book that will awaken the author in every child, unlocking their story ideas and giving them hints and tips to create their own stories. For children aged 13 and under, this book is written in a fun, engaging, and inspirational style which will help allreaders to see themselves as writers and help them to achieve their creative writing goals. It is ideal for home and schools, primary and lower secondary. The book is authoritative, linked to the curriculum requirements, but not intimidating. From how to write for your audience or for a specific purpose, how to overcome writer's block, how to write in difference genres, to what words to use to best effect, this book gives children the tools they needto make writing an enjoyable experience. It is filled with tips on how to use wonderful and weird words, invent new words, and write powerful sentences using metaphors, similes, idioms. Children will soon be creating stories that will stay with the writers and readers forever.

Real-World Writers: A Handbook for Teaching Writing with 7-11 Year Olds

Real-World Writers: A Handbook for Teaching Writing with 7-11 Year Olds

Real-World Writers shows teachers how they can teach their pupils to write well and with pleasure, purpose and power. It demonstrates how classrooms can be transformed into genuine communities of writers where talking, reading, writing and sharing give children confidence, motivation and a sense of the relevance writing has to their own lives and learning. Based on their practical experience and what research says is the most effective practice, the authors share detailed guidance on how teachers can provide writing study lessons drawing on what real writers do and how to teach grammar effectively. They also share a variety of authentic class writing projects with accompanying teacher notes that will encourage children to use genres appropriately, creatively and flexibly. The authors’ simple yet comprehensive approach includes how to teach the processes and craft knowledge involved in creating successful and meaningful texts. This book is invaluable for all primary practitioners who wish to teach writing for real.

The Lost Art of Handwriting

Rediscover the Beauty and Power of Penmanship

The Lost Art of Handwriting

Revisit the lost art of writing with these fun prompts, worksheets, exercises—and more!—and experience the many benefits of writing by hand, including increased focus and memory, relaxation, and creative expression. Writing by hand may seem passé in the digital age, but it shouldn’t be dismissed as simply an activity for grade schoolers—it offers countless benefits that have been studied by researchers, brain neurologists, therapists, educators, and others who are invested in helping handwriting thrive in an age of advancing technology. Handwriting may be slower than typing—but this gives your brain more time to process information, and stimulates neurological connections that aid in memory, focus, and composition. The process of handwriting can also have a soothing, calming effect and can even serve as a great form of meditation. And of course, it’s a great way of expressing your individuality and personal style. The Lost Art of Handwriting explores the history of writing longhand, and reintroduces proper stroke sequences, letter forms, and techniques for evaluating and improving your handwriting. You will discover how the amazing variety of letter forms provide endless opportunities for making these alphabets your own, and how to choose alternatives that fit your preferences while keeping your writing neat, consistent, and unique to you. You’ll learn how to connect letters in cursive writing to help you write more smoothly, and with practice, more efficiently. Learn how easy it is to apply what you’ve learned into your everyday life with tips for integrating handwriting practice into already jam-packed schedules. Soon, you’ll notice a steady increase in the relaxation, value, and joy that handwriting offers to everyone who persists in putting the pen or pencil to paper.

Book Design

Book Design

Books come in all shapes and sizes. Anyone who has ever shopped for a book knows that sometimes appearances count. This fun project-filled volume invites readers to make their own books, beginning with striking covers and delving into inner design concepts such as fonts, colors, lift-the-flap components, and even—everyone’s favorite—pop-ups! Whether designers are interested in illustrating, writing, or creating a work of art, the perfect achievable activity is awaiting them.

Twelve Minutes to Midnight

Twelve Minutes to Midnight

Penelope Tredwell is the feisty thirteen-year-old orphan heiress of the bestselling magazine, The Penny Dreadful. Her masterly tales of the macabre are gripping Victorian Britain, even if no one knows she’s the author. One day, a letter she receives from the governor of the notorious Bedlam madhouse plunges her into an adventure more terrifying than anything she has ever imagined...

Writing Feature Stories

How to research and write newspaper and magazine articles

Writing Feature Stories

A practical guide to all aspects of feature writing for journalists and freelance writers. Explains how to: generate fresh ideas, organise your time efficiently, gather factual and personal information, sift and sort raw material, find the best way to tell a story, edit and proof read your work, and more.

How to Write Your Own Life Story

The Classic Guide for the Nonprofessional Writer

How to Write Your Own Life Story

Writing the story of one's life sounds like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. This warmhearted, encouraging guide helps readers record the events of their lives for family and friends. Excerpts from other writers' work are included to exemplify and inspire. Provided are tips on intriguing topics to write about, foolproof tricks to jog your memory, ways to capture stories on paper without getting bogged down, ways to gather the facts at a local library or historical society, inspired excerpts from other writers, and published biographies that will delight and motivate.

I Swapped My Brother On The Internet

I Swapped My Brother On The Internet

'I can get a new brother? On the internet?' Jonny muttered. 'Oh sweet mangoes of heaven!' Everyone has dreamed of being able to get rid of their brother or sister at one time or another – but for Jonny, the dream is about to become a reality with SiblingSwap.com! What could be better than someone awesome to replace Ted, Jonny's obnoxious older brother. But finding the perfect brother isn't easy, as Jonny discovers when Sibling Swap sends him a line of increasingly bizarre replacements: first a merboy, then a brother raised by meerkats, and then the ghost of Henry the Eighth! What's coming next?! Suddenly old Ted isn't looking so bad. But can Jonny ever get him back? A hilarious tale of wish fulfilment gone wrong that every child will relate to – perfect for fans of Pamela Butchart, My Brother is a Superhero and David Baddiel's The Parent Agency.

Grandma Dangerous and the Egg of Glory

Grandma Dangerous and the Egg of Glory

WARNING: DO NOT GIVE THIS BOOK TO YOUR OWN GRANDMA. SHE MIGHT GET IDEAS... Grandma demands justice!* *And also all the teacakes A priceless artefact has been stolen in Russia - and Grandma Dangerous wants to find it. Nothing will stand in her way - not even some poisoned caviar, a prison break or a spot of contemporary dance. Can Ollie and Grandma return the treasure and get back home, before being caught by the politsiya? Or - worse - before Mum finds out? Praise for Book 1: "Thrills! Biscuits! This book has it all" Andy Riley, author of King Flashypants