Sunny days are on their way. HOW TO BE COOLER THAN COOL is out in paperback. And here’s our trailer…
‘HOW TO BE COOLER THAN COOL by Sean Taylor is a reminder that the coolest thing is to be yourself.’ ― The Daily Telegraph
‘This 3 year old thought this book was hilarious! Before we read it together, she sat down and looked at the pages on her own and giggled away loudly at the pictures … When I asked her what she liked best she said ‘the silliness’. It’s a wonderful book.’ — Parent on Toppsta
‘Taylor and Jullien’s joyful, zingy and high-colour graphic picture book is brilliant fun for reading together – the high contrast and thick black outlines as well as the nice clear font make it super accessible while being stylish and silly with plenty of great phrases to copy. There’s also a lovely message about enjoying yourself and not worrying what other people think.’ ― BookTrust
Young people across the UK are spending Saturday mornings at their local university, college or museum discovering subjects they love.
Saturday Clubs are open to 13–16-year-olds of all abilities and are free to attend.
I was pleased to run a Poetry Masterclass for the ‘Writing and Talking’ group at London Metropolitan University this year.
We had a memorable, creative morning. Some beautiful poems were written.
Joining a National Saturday Club is a way of learning new skills, making friends, and finding out more about further education and careers. If you are interested in finding out more, follow this link: https://saturday-club.org/ .
In it you’ll hear me talk about my journey in writing, the importance of joining a writing group in my 20’s, why I believe books are better than screens, and what I’ve got in common with a cabbage white butterfly…
Interested in becoming a picture book writer? This autumn I’ll be teaching my popular online evening course for Goldsmiths, University of London.
Themes explored will include beginnings and endings, creating characters that children will love, how to ‘keep writing young’, the music of languaged and how to create page-turning stories.
The course starts on 12th October and runs for 10 weeks – on Tuesday nights from 6.30-8.30pm,. It will be a journey into the craft of writing picture book stories, and I’ll be helping all participants come up with one of their own.
one to one tutorial.
question and answer session with Maria Tunney, Senior Editor at Walker Books.