The Ginger Ninja – The Return of Tiddles – Full Read Aloud Story

I hope you enjoyed the first story in the Ginger Ninja series? (See me read it here.)

In book two – The Return of Tiddles – Ginger is the star of the playground, but is his head getting to big for his boots? The school Bully, Tiddles is watching and waiting. Has he discovered the secret of Ginger’s power and confidence?

I hope these stories will inspire you to get a copy from the library or from the links below, to be able to read along and then feel confident to read alone. Following along with a story is a brilliant way to build confidence to read a whole book on your own.

Get a signed copy with free poster with this link.

Superdad – A story for Father’s Day

A perfect share for Father’s Day! My Dad is very busy – too busy to play with me or help me make my new Super Hero toy. Will he ever take time off to play?

Find out in this enchanting story, read by the author Shoo Rayner with all the illustrations from the book. Great for dads and their lads to read together. A perfect share for Father’s Day

Get your signed copy here or from Amazon below

Dark Claw Episode Three

https://youtu.be/SZ8ssJIf2DI

Episode Three of the Dark Claw saga is now live click above to watch it or go to Dark Claw Saga Page to see them all from the beginning

Dark Claw seeks revenge and will not cease until he has destroyed every living Muss in the entire Universe with his deadly Fworgonzola Stonker Ray. Who can possibly go up against him and save all living Muss from certain destruction?

In episode 3, Onlee One is all alone aboard Dark Claw’s evil hideout, Dark Moon! Can he seek out and destroy the mighty Stonker Ray? So many lives depend on his bravery!

Creative Learning Through The Arts

https://youtu.be/nDURoFb-G-A

small-bunnyYou may not be aware of it, but Wales is undergoing a radical change in its school curriculum. The Creative Learning Through the Arts Action Plan is a brave move to enhance creativity in the population, having realised that the creative industries are where the future lies.

I’m doing my little bit to get creativity up and flowing again in Welsh schools at the The Archbishop Rowan Williams Church in Wales Primary School in Portskewett.

We are working on a project called Imagine/Notice. I misheard this as Imagine Otis. So that’s what I’m getting the children to do – imagine who or what Otis/Otys/Otice/Oteece is. We’ve had some really wonderful ideas so far.

With Year Two, who are about seven years old, I took a few of the children’s themes and put them together. From that union the story of Otis, the Laser Bunny, grew.

I was thinking about it over half term and came up with the name, Snip-Snap Wolf, and thought perhaps I should write my own version of the story. I then went ahead and made the little animation in the video above.

Amongst other things, the children will be making books out of their stories, which I’m so looking forward to seeing and probably sharing here in time.

 

The Third and Final Dragon Book

DragonGoldFrontcoverI’m thrilled to announce that Firefly Press have asked me to start work on the third and final book in my Dragon trilogy. This one will be called Dragon Red.

Best-selling Dragon Gold was highly recommended by the Tir-na-nog prize and has had probably the best reader review I’ve ever had, from Milo Jackson aged 8, who said:

I was dazzled by this story.  It is amazing.  I’ve never read a better book in my life!  It’s the best story a boy could read!  I’ve put Dragon White on my Christmas list.

The dragon series is set in modern day Wales and follows the exploits of Harri.  While working on a school project to design a model dragon that can fly for 10 seconds, he is given a dragon egg. He is warned that dragons can be quite a handful. The warning proves to be true – keeping a pet dragon a secret is not an easy task.

Two other characters loom large through the trilogy. The first is Ryan’s Dad. Ryan maybe Harri’s best friend, but Ryan’s Dad has a need to win even if it means battling against a ten year old boy!

The second character is Imelda. Is she really a witch? She’s not a flying broomstick, horror film type Dragon-White-book-cover-v1ewitch, but she certainly knows the old ways and how to make potions that work!

Book 2, Dragon White, came out last autumn and left us with two dragons imprisoned in St Gertrude’s Tower. Two frustrated, locked up dragons can only mean trouble and there is going to be a lot of that in the final book!

Start reading them now so you’ll be ready for when Dragon Red comes out next spring. If you have read them and loved them, then a review on Amazon would be hugely appreciated! ?

Also available as Kindle downloads.