Archive for September 26th, 2009
wordpoolnews] Wordpool Newsletter
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—- The Word Pool Newsletter – September 2009 —-
I’m sorry we haven’t sent a newsletter lately. We had a long break over the
summer while I finished off my new series – Amy Wild – Animal Talker – and
explored the delights of Russia. Now the series is ready to be published
next month, we feel refreshed and ready to start working on the site again.
CHOOSING CHILDREN’S BOOKS
The War and Peace page has been getting rather long so we’ve now created two
new pages – one on the First World War and one on the Second. That’s let us
move several reviews of books about the Second World War to a new home.
The War and Peace page is now for books about more general issues and about
Sometimes we decide to create a new page just to make a home for a book we
love and that’s what happened with Michael Morpurgo’s ‘War Horse’. We loved
it so much that we found a couple of other books about the First World War
to go with it.
We’ve also added a fast moving story to our page about books with a disabled
WRITING FOR CHILDREN
Getting an agent is a major problem for new writers so we’re delighted to
have some hints on how to do it, written by an agent.
AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG WRITERS
We’re often asked for advice on helping children who want to write so we’re
pleased to be able to tell you about a new writing competition. It’s run by
Usborne Children’s Books and asks children to finish a story started by one
of their authors. The closing date is 23 October so there’s still time to
ORGANISING SCHOOL VISITS
If you’re busy planning Book Week for your school or a workshop for your
writers’ group, you might like to look at our other site that helps you
locate authors willing to give talks.
That’s all for now. I’ll try to do another update soon as I’ve got other
reviews waiting to go online and the new christmas books are just coming in.