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Author: Tom Palmer

Wales, war and rugby research for Tom Palmer’s Deadlocked

Author Tom Palmer on the research that went into the final instalment of his brilliant Rugby Academy series, his travels to New Zealand and finding inspiration from real-life young people. The last Rugby Academy book Deadlocked brings the series to a climax at Eden Park, the home of the New Zealand All Blacks. It’s the […]

Making Over the Line a class read

A school in Leeds will use Over the Line as a Y6 class read this autumn, tying in with the centenary commemorations of the first autumn of WW1. Ireland Wood Primary School have bought 30 copies of the book, so that the children will have one to read each. Sadly I am too booked up […]

Get Your Child Reading with the World Cup

Happy Reading In the last month I have been contacted by hundreds of teachers telling me about their plans to harness World Cup fever to get kids reading more. They want posters to put up in classrooms, ideas for assemblies and stories to read aloud. They want to get their pupils reading for pleasure. They […]