Tomorrow I will be at the grand Summer Reading Challenge launch in Barnstaple, down on the Castle Green, just outside the library. There will be stalls, coffee, food trucks, bouncy castles, Exmoor ponies, animals, authors… and ME! I’ll be the freakishly tall bearded one in the garish yellow t-shirt hawking my new copies of Codebusters.
You of course know about International School Library Month, right? It’s each October and it gives you a chance to let everyone know how proud you are of your school’s repository of pleasure, leisure and infotainment: http://www.iasl-online.org/advocacy/islm/index.html
Let’s get together! Myself and a bunch of children’s authors will be taking to the streets and visiting lots of school libraries to celebrate knowledge and fun. If you want me to visit your school and expound the delights of fiction and fact, contact me via my website: http://danmetcalf.co.uk/schools
Things are not going well for Jackson ‘Jax’ Hibert. He wanted to fit in at his new school but now everyone knows he’s a math’s whizz. Even worse, he’s been asked to join a secret (and totally uncool) group of code breakers: the Codebusters. Their mission is to solve mysteries and fight crime. So far, they’ve found a missing hamster…
But now, someone has stolen the school’s math prize from the trophy cabinet, and the only clue is a mysterious code. This looks like a case for the Codebusters!
AND! To celebrate the release I’ve been busy making some videos. They are called Cool Codes for Kids and explain all about the codes I’ve used in Codebusters and The Lottie Lipton Adventures. Great for kids to enjoy on their own or in a class.
I’ll be at the Tiverton Literary Festival tomorrow from 2-3pm in the Library. I’ll be introducing my Lottie Lipton books and guiding you through the world of codes and codebreaking! See you then! CLICK HERE for tickets.
Heading to the British Museum? Grab a copy of my Lottie Lipton Adventures while you are there! Perfect for souvenirs, as Lottie lives in the museum itself and gets into lots of scrapes with the exhibits. The books are educational too, containing facts, puzzles and codes. Collect all six!
I’m delighted to announce that two books in the Lottie Lipton Adventures are now available in Polish! If you’re in Poland or have Polish children in your school, Lottie books would be a great way to get children reading and excited about re-reading in English! Check out the publisher website here.
I bring great news from those within the confines of England’s greatest county, the shire of Devon. I will be running some creative writing courses in my home town in partnership with the Crediton Community Bookshop. Download the flyer here.
The courses are three weeks long each and run just after the Easter holidays on Tuesday nights at the bookshop. There will be tea and coffee provided, just bring along a pen, paper and a brain.
Get in contact and book your place. Places are limited.