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  Author of the Month

Anna James 




Anna James is the author of the Pages & Co Series.  Her latest  novel in the series, Tilly and the Map of Stories, was published on 17th September.   


Anna Says, "One of the greatest privileges of being a writer is creating things that exist beyond you and endure after you. My heroine, Tilly lives with her grandparents in their bookshop and it won't come as much of a surprise having read this that much of Tilly's Grandad - especially in the first book - came from my own relationship with my Grandad.  At the start of the series Tilly doesn't quite know who she is yet, or what she stands for, but her Grandad gives her books that help her along the way".

Pages &Co is about literal and metaphorical book magic, and there is nothing more magical than the way that books open our minds to the biggest and most complicated of ideas. 

Book Trust Pyjamarama May 2021

World Book Day 4th March 2021

On 4th March pupils took part in a variety of activities to celebrate World Book day including: Masked Teacher Event: where the children had to guess who the disguised teachers were and which book they were describing from the 'blurb' they read out, a Reading competition: to see which class could read the most over the day and of course dressing up as their favourite  book character.

A selection of photos from the day can be found below.

World Book Day 2021

Seal Virtual Library: Click the link below for access to lots of great book's for your children to read virtually.