Start the Story - Now That's a Good Idea!
In a time when so many things are being taken away from the world of children and books and reading and goodness in general, here's something that's being put back in! Here's the blurb:
"Start The Story is a bi-monthly digital magazine created by award-winning children’s authors, Tommy Donbavand and Barry Hutchison. Aimed at teachers, librarians, parents – in fact, anyone who wants to promote literacy among school pupils – each issue will be crammed with writing tips, lesson plans, book reviews, author interviews and much, much more.
We’ll have competitions where your pupils could win anything from a book token to a free Skype session with a top author. We’ll recommend great reads for everyone in your class – from the most enthusiastic story scoffer to the reluctant readers. And we’ll dig into our years of experience in teaching creative writing to make sure you have everything you could ever need to get your children starting stories of their own."
And here's the site: Start the Story
I hesitate to say check it out, as this might date me, but really, I think you should -