Category: News

Killer Custard!

Killer Custard!

We are really pleased that KILLER CUSTARD has made the shortlist for Leicester Libraries Our Best Book 2020 Primary School Book Award. 43 Leicester Schools voted for their favourite book from a long list of 20 titles and KILLER CUSTARD has made the last 6! There will be more voting by Leicester students and then we’ll find out if it […]

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Patron of Reading

Patron of Reading

Steve Skidmore is honoured to have been appointed Whatever it Takes’ first Patron of Reading for Leicester. I’m really looking forward to boosting reading for pleasure across Leicester schools. Whatever it Takes (WiT) is the Leicester city-wide reading initiative to get every child in Leicester reading. The initiative is a collaborative approach to improve literacy levels across the city and […]

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Goodbye!

Goodbye!

After 25 years of touring together, we have finally come to the end of the road! Steve B is taking a well earned rest from visiting schools and libraries. Over the years we have travelled hundreds of thousands of miles, visited hundreds of schools and libraries and talked to many thousands of students and teachers… Don’t despair though! Steve S […]

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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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