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Childcare author Sarah Ockwell-Smith tackles tweens in latest parenting guide

Childcare author Sarah Ockwell-Smith tackles tweens in latest parenting guide

Childcare author Sarah Ockwell-Smith tackles tweens in latest parenting guide

24 February 2021

The Herts and Essex High School alumna offers advice on how to manage the stresses of bringing up eight- to 13-year-olds in her new book, Between.


'I was a single mum bringing up two kids. I left their dad with the clothes on their back'

'I was a single mum bringing up two kids. I left their dad with the clothes on their back'

'I was a single mum bringing up two kids. I left their dad with the clothes on their back'

19 February 2021

Amy Fleckney's experience of escaping an abusive relationship is part of an anthology aimed at getting women to talk about their mental health.


Crime writer Chris Whitaker on his emotional and life-saving turn to fiction

Crime writer Chris Whitaker on his emotional and life-saving turn to fiction

Crime writer Chris Whitaker on his emotional and life-saving turn to fiction

19 February 2021

Year 11 student Anna Snelling reviews crime writer Chris Whitaker's talk at the Bishop's Stortford College Festival of Literature


Sculpting a new career as an author is music to Claire Fuller's ears

Sculpting a new career as an author is music to Claire Fuller's ears

Sculpting a new career as an author is music to Claire Fuller's ears

18 February 2021

Lower Sixth student Catherine Milnes reviews author Claire Fuller's talk at the Bishop's Stortford College Festival of Literature


Adele biographer tells the tales behind the headlines to Stortford festival audience

Adele biographer tells the tales behind the headlines to Stortford festival audience

Adele biographer tells the tales behind the headlines to Stortford festival audience

17 February 2021

Lower Sixth student Madeleine Friedlein reviews Chas Newkey-Burden's talk at the online Bishop's Stortford College Festival of Literature.


Harry holds court with emotional prose and scores a poetry slam dunk

Harry holds court with emotional prose and scores a poetry slam dunk

Harry holds court with emotional prose and scores a poetry slam dunk

12 February 2021

Student Charlie Hughes reviews World Poetry Slam champion Harry Baker's show at the online Bishop's Stortford College Festival of Literature


How growing up in the care system shaped playwright Lemn Sissay

How growing up in the care system shaped playwright Lemn Sissay

How growing up in the care system shaped playwright Lemn Sissay

11 February 2021

Student Vibha Menon reviews Lemn Sissay's talk at the online Bishop's Stortford College Festival of Literature.


Slugs, worms and caterpillars are all feeling the love this Valentine's Day

Slugs, worms and caterpillars are all feeling the love this Valentine's Day

Slugs, worms and caterpillars are all feeling the love this Valentine's Day

11 February 2021

Bishop's Stortford College librarian Lizzie Hall picks out some LOVE-ly stories that are perfect for children on Valentine's and every day.


LGBT History Month: The children's book characters flying the flag for being yourself

LGBT History Month: The children's book characters flying the flag for being yourself

LGBT History Month: The children's book characters flying the flag for being yourself

06 February 2021

Bishop's Stortford College librarian Lizzie Hall picks the best books to teach children about acceptance and diversity this LGBT History Month


Virtual nursery rhyme song sessions for babies and pre-school tots

Virtual nursery rhyme song sessions for babies and pre-school tots

Virtual nursery rhyme song sessions for babies and pre-school tots

02 February 2021

Parents of young children can get together for sing-song and chat every Wednesday morning thanks to Sawbridgeworth library.


Lemn Sissay on Britishness, race, family and the meaning of home

Lemn Sissay on Britishness, race, family and the meaning of home

Lemn Sissay on Britishness, race, family and the meaning of home

31 January 2021

He will be appearing online to talk about his extraordinary life and achievements including winning a Bafta in 2019 for his documentary Superkids.


Tales to help children coming to terms with the loss of a loved one

Tales to help children coming to terms with the loss of a loved one

Tales to help children coming to terms with the loss of a loved one

31 January 2021

Bishop's Stortford College Prep School librarian Lizzie Hall reveals the best picture books for helping children come to terms with loss


Helping your child to improve their reading in lockdown can be as easy as ABC

Helping your child to improve their reading in lockdown can be as easy as ABC

Helping your child to improve their reading in lockdown can be as easy as ABC

24 January 2021

If your child is learning to read in lockdown, fear not, there are lots of books out there for early readers with guidance for parents and carers


World poetry slam champion kicks off open events at Stortford literature festival

World poetry slam champion kicks off open events at Stortford literature festival

World poetry slam champion kicks off open events at Stortford literature festival

20 January 2021

Bishop's Stortford College Festival of Literature, from February 2 to 12, is taking place online for the first time in its 12-year history.


The top authors, poets and illustrators helping with home schooling

The top authors, poets and illustrators helping with home schooling

The top authors, poets and illustrators helping with home schooling

16 January 2021

Bishop's Stortford College's Lizzie Hall rounds up resources from popular writers, illustrators and publishers to help keep your kids occupied.


The children's and young adult page-turners that are certain to be real crowd-pleasers in 2021

The children's and young adult page-turners that are certain to be real crowd-pleasers in 2021

The children's and young adult page-turners that are certain to be real crowd-pleasers in 2021

09 January 2021

The Lipstick, How Do You Make a Rainbow? and Johnny Ball: Undercover Football Genius among the children's books to look out for in 2021


Michelle releases first book – 9 years after being inspired at Stortford literature festival

Michelle releases first book – 9 years after being inspired at Stortford literature festival

Michelle releases first book – 9 years after being inspired at Stortford literature festival

07 January 2021

Comedy novel is about a man called Terry Shufflebottom whose fridge freezer grants him magic powers.


X Factor rapper Honey G signs memoirs deal with Stortford publisher

X Factor rapper Honey G signs memoirs deal with Stortford publisher

X Factor rapper Honey G signs memoirs deal with Stortford publisher

29 December 2020

The singer, who came fifth in the 2016 competition, has lost two stone since the country was plunged into lockdown in March.


It's quizmas time! Put your festive book knowledge to the test

It's quizmas time! Put your festive book knowledge to the test

It's quizmas time! Put your festive book knowledge to the test

23 December 2020

Bishop's Stortford College Prep School librarian Lizzie Hall tests your Christmas literary knowledge with her festive quiz


Unwind as a family by unwrapping a picture book full of festive fun and frivolity

Unwind as a family by unwrapping a picture book full of festive fun and frivolity

Unwind as a family by unwrapping a picture book full of festive fun and frivolity

20 December 2020

There's an Elf in Your Book, Santa Post and Merry Christmas Baked Potato among the books on Lizzie Hall's recommended festive reading list


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