Category: News

Book Boxes

Book Boxes

It was great to be able to help launch the “Free Little   Library for Parents” at Esgob Morgan, one of our Patron of Reading schools. Headteacher, Tim Redgrave, had three “book boxes” made and placed around the various school entrances, so that parents can borrow, swap and recommend books to each other. Tim explained the idea in his newsletter […]

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!

After 20 years of touring schools and libraries across the world, Steve Barlow has decided to reduce the amount of time “on the road”. This means that from January 2018, the 2 Steves’ visits will be limited to festivals and possible “one-off” events. Don’t despair though! Steve Skidmore will still be offering author visits, presenting inspirational and engaging talks, workshops and shows. There […]

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British Media Awards

British Media Awards

Oh so close! Our gamebook app, NSS G Story, was nominated for an award in the 2017 British Media Awards and we won SILVER! Hachette and Insight (the producers behind the app) were up for the new Partnership of the Year award. The criteria for the award was set out by the judges to celebrate creative partnerships: A by-product of […]

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On the Road (again!)

On the Road (again!)

A new term started and we have been on the road again, meeting old and new friends. We started off with a couple of days at Crestwood College in Southampton and found the time to visit the Rufus Stone in the New Forest. It was where William 2nd was killed by a “stray” arrow!             […]

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Influential and Creative Award

Influential and Creative Award

We were so pleased and proud to have been selected in the top 100 most influential and creative people working in the UK in 2016 in the Hospital Club top hundred awards. The list was full of superstars and we were honoured to be among such names! We were one of ten nominations in the publishing and writing section for […]

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New Star Soccer G-Story

New Star Soccer G-Story

It’s finally out! After months of working on our TOP SECRET project, it has gone live on the Apple App store. The G-Story is a mixture of book and game – you follow the story of a boy playing football in a park and being spotted by a footballing scout… It is a truly interactive adventure – you choose who […]

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Travels, early 2016

Travels, early 2016

January After several weeks of writing on our new gamebook project, we set off again on our travels. First stop was the Zurich International School and guess what, it snowed!   The snow outside is the giveaway!               We had a great time visiting 3 different sites (one was opposite the Lindt chocolate factory!).   The […]

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Travels, winter 2015

Travels, winter 2015

It’s about time we told you about our travels this academic year! . Over the past seven months we have travelled (literally) thousands of miles and performed before (literally) thousands of students and staff, in between all this travelling we have written a couple of books and the TOP SECRET project (which isn’t top secret any more!) so that’s why […]

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The Bodnant Library Bus

The Bodnant Library Bus

It’s great to be able to announce some good news about libraries! We are Reading Champions at Bodnant Community School in Prestatyn, North Wales and some months ago we mentioned to the Head teacher about an amazing library bus we’d come across in Hampshire. After looking into costs we realised that to get something similar for Bodnant was going to […]

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TOP SECRET!

TOP SECRET!

Yes we know that the website hasn’t been updated for some time! It’s because we have not only been on the road (see our travels section) but we’ve been RIDICULOUSLY busy working on a brand new TOP SECRET project. We’ve spent several weeks working on this exciting project and we can finally now reveal what it is! (Roll of drums) We […]

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