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news and snippets, recent and forthcoming publications

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Publishing in July 2019 - Story Steps: developing thinking skills through creative writing: techniques and activities for 9-12 year-olds.

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Just published - Jumpstart! Creativity 2nd edition, revised and updated.

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Out now -

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Out now -

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Recently Published - 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Thinking Skills

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Published by Bloomsbury


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Also out now - A Creative Approach to Teaching Writing and Jumpstart Thinking Skills and Problem Solving

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Out Now - Minitales
a set of guided reading 
resources from
Thinking Child -


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See them being used in the classroom -

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Double Darers. This is a privately published book that gathers together stories from my previously published Double Dare Gang titles. Email for details.

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E-books on Amazon

The following books of mine are now available as Kindle editions and as iBooks.


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Click to visit Kindle store

Some of my educational books also available in Kindle format

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'Kapow' uses the structure of comic book panels and pages as a visual analogue to help children organise their thoughts as a precursor to writing. Published by David Fulton Books.

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Teach Primary Articles

I have been contributing regularly to this excellent magazine. My articles are based on the books mentioned above plus other published material. My colleague Simon Percival and I have also written a sequence of PeopleWyse creative coaching articles.

If you have missed any of these I'll be pleased to email you copies - my email address is on the Home page.

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