I've had the pleasure of visiting Park Hill Junior School in Kenilworth a couple of times in the past, because this is a school where they've been reading my books for a long time now! I wrote about those visits in these blogs. But this year, I made my first-ever virtual visit to Park Hill after Year 6 wrote me some wonderful letters about Phoenix, which they've been reading:
So I had the pleasure of chatting virtually with Year 6 about Phoenix, and all its inspirations. I also talked to Year 3 about Varjak Paw, which they were reading, and to Years 4 & 5 about all my books, and about reading and writing in general. In every year group, it was great to see so much enthusiasm for reading and books, and to answer all the brilliant questions they asked me. This really is a school with a lot of fantastic young readers and writers!
I also had the pleasure of working again with the wonderful Kenilworth Books, one of my favourite bookshops, who organised a virtual signing session so that everyone who wanted a signed book could get one! But if anyone missed out on the day, I did sign some extra bookplates for them, so you can still get a signed book there.
Thanks to Kenilworth Books for doing such a terrific job, and for these fabulous photos – and thanks to everyone at Park Hill Junior School for a brilliant virtual visit! And if anyone at Park Hill would like to ask me another question, or to say anything about the visit or my books, just leave me a comment below!