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Julia Donaldson (born 16 September 1948) is an English writer, playwright and performer, and the 2011–2013 Children's Laureate. She is best known for her popular rhyming stories for children, especially those illustrated by Alex Scheffler, which include The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick Man. Julia Donaldson received an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from Bristol University in 2011, and another one from Glasgow University in 2012. She received an MBE in 2011 for services to literature.
New author of the month is Jacqueline Wilson. She was born on 17th December 1945, Bath, Somerset. She is an English writer of children's literature. Her books caused controversy as they featured adoption, divorce, and mental illness. Her Tracy Beaker series has been adopted into CBBC TV series.
Robert L Stevenson is the Author of the Month. Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, musician and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child's Garden of Verses.
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
This month, our Author of Month is Francesca Simon who is an American author. She is best known for writing the popular Horrid Henry series of children's book. Reading to her son encouraged her to start writing children's books. Francesca Simon has had more than 50 books published. Her first book was published in 1983.
"We all love stories, it all helps making sense of the world"
Michael Morpurgo is the author of the month. He was born as Michael Andrew Bridge on 5th October 1943. He is an English book author, poet, playwright, and librettist who is best known for children's novels like War Horse (1982). His writing career was inspired by Ted Hughes' Poetry in the Making and they originated the idea of Children's Laureate role. Michael Morpurgo became the third Children's Laureate from 2003 to 2005.
Our author of the Month is Jeff Kinney who is the author of the 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' series. Alongside being a children's author, he is an American cartoonist and a producer. He is also attributed to the creation Poptropica (a child-oriented website).
Diary of a Wimpy Kid was named Best Book of the Last Ten Years at the 2012 Blue Peter Book Awards.
Did you know? Jeff Kinney appeared in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid films as Holly Hills's father.
New month, new author... this month it's Enid Blyton.
Enid Mary Blyton (1879 - 1968) was an English children's writer who's books have been among the world's best-seller since the 1930s. Her first book is a collection of poems called Child Whispers published in 1922. She wrote a wide range of topics including education, natural history, fantasy, mystery and she is best remembered today for her series - Noddy, Secret Seven and Famous Five.
Our Author of the month is 'Dick King-Smith'. He was a solder, a farmer, a primary school teacher as well as being a best-selling children's author. He wrote around 130 books and many have been adapted into films and TV.
Writing my books is like handing out presents. Giving children pleasure gives you a wonderful sort of Father Christmassy feeling.' Dick King-Smith, October 1995
Well done to all the children who entered the competition. Our winners are:
Musa Idris 5A
David Walliams is the Author of the Month for October. His debut novel, The Boy In The Dress, was released worldwide on the November 2008. The story recounts a neglected 12-year-old boy's search for a female role model, his friendship with the popular girl in school, and the ways in which relationships develop along gender lines. In November 2009 Mr Stink was released and the book was awarded the Children's Award in the inaugural Peoples’ Book Prize in 2010. He has written many other books, why not ask your children about him?
This month we have an exciting competition, which requires children to read David Walliams books and write book reviews.
Watch out for our winners...
For the month September, our Author of the month in Rachel Renée Russell. She is famous for her book collection the Dork diaries. Come and find her books in our library and enjoy reading them. Let Mrs Cable or Mrs Hussain know what you think about the books. Why not review one of her books or even write your own version.