Have you been reading the winners' poems. There were so many great poems I had to publish more than three, so ten young authors will get to see their work published when 'Granny Does Karate' is launched early next year. It's really exciting for me when I get to tell them that is going to happen. Their prizes of money, chocolate and books have been sent out. You can read their poems here Poems by kids page.
I'm still going to use a lot of your work, and use it in a poetry resource for teachers, I just need some time now to get onto it. I'm pretty sure that teachers around the country will be happy to download it and use it in their classrooms, so you'll know your work will be read by other kids out there.
It's speeches time in a lot of schools and some of you get terrified at the thought of standing up in front of others and presenting your speech. I'm out and about in schools at the moment running workshops on helping other kids like you to be well prepared. Just remember to start with a great catchy introduction to get your audience's attention, then speak up and slow down. Project to the back row in the room, and try not to feel scared, as that stops you being expressive.
Rosie has been a very good girl this week. She's been reading my new poems, and telling me which ones she likes to best.
It must be time for a joke.
Ben Dover and I'll kick your bottom?
BOOM BOOM that made me laugh :)
I heard back from the publisher. She liked my story and especially liked the relationship between the naughty Granny and her 'proper' daughter, but they don't publish chapter books, so..back to the drawing board for me.
WORD OF THE MOMENT
petulant - Have you felt petulant and stamped your foot?
Don't forget to send me writing if you have some you're proud of. Also read what others write. We all have different styles and that's okay. I love hearing from you, and every week I get emails from kids all around the country.
If you'd like me to visit your school then talk to your teacher and see if we can organise a visit. That'd be great. You can always make a comment just click on comments at the bottom of this post.
Keep on writing and keep on smiling.