Pick of the day
Posted by amlee on Sun, 31 Aug 2014I taught my babies to coo
shaped pudgy mouths
to cry at their widening world.
I imparted RP speak
declined dastardly Latin
and conjugated schoolboy French
rrrrollled my R's in provincial Castellian
dropped an haitch or two
for authentic East End jive.
Till my chicks flew the coop
taking all my words away
to string up their own sweet songs.
Story of the week
ABCtaler John Giffard (http://www.abctales.com/user/john-giffard) has written one of the poems in this new anthology. Heroes, 100 Poems from the New Generation of War Poets. Edited by John Jeffries.
A massive thankyou to all of you who have supported our three Unbound authors - they're doing really well but all need more support! There's also Jennifer Pickup's (Jennifer on ABCtales.com) Unforgivable, the follow up to her sensationally good Unbelieveable.Read more
National Literacy Trust and Bloomsbury Books announce New Children’s Author Prize 2015 for unpublished authors
A new writing competition to find the “next big thing” in children’s
literature has being launched by the National Literacy Trust in partnership
with Bloomsbury. The New Children’s Author Prize is set to unearth