Category Archives: CBI

Another lovely review for Into the Grey

To go with last week’s USA School Library Journal review, Walker have sent me a scan of this lovely UK School Librarian magazine review of Into the Grey: Kiernan, Celine. Into the Grey Walker. 2013. £6.99. 978 1 40634 732 6 … Continue reading

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Into the Grey Soundtrack tour: The penultimate!

And again I’m so behind on my musical posts! Without any blathering pop over to The Civilian Reader There Stefan has kindly posted the second last song from the sound track tour (a little blast of happy from Toots and the … Continue reading

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Into the Grey Musical Soundtrack tour: Song Two!

Welcome to post two of the Into the Grey musical blog tour, in which I share videos of seven songs that feature in my 1970’s ghost novel Into the Grey, and explain what those songs mean to me and to the story. Today … Continue reading

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Palmerstown Community School Graphic Novel Project. The final round up.

When I first sat down with the students of Palmerstown community college and explained the process we were about to embark on, I told them that finishing was entirely up to them. I wasn’t there to crack a whip over … Continue reading

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Thank you, By The Book!

Have had this photo on the computer for a while, but recent storms have meant that my internets have been crazy bad and so I haven’t had the chance to share. This is the lovely display in the window of … Continue reading

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Book of The Year Award Double Whammy

I’m more than a little bleary eyed today folks. It’s taken quite a while to realise that Monday morning wasn’t a dream, and that Into The Grey (Taken Away) actually has won Best Book of the Year in the 2012 CBI Awards. … Continue reading

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Thank you, Crevan!

I just got this terrific letter from one of the readers on the CBI Awards shadowing scheme. I love it so much! I especially love the drawing of Dom and Pat up on the totem pole and of James ( … Continue reading

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I’m baaaaacccckkkk

A quick note to say sorry for the silence!! My second laptop went and turned up its toes on me a couple of weeks ago and I’m such a webtrog that it’s taken me THIS LONG to figure out the … Continue reading

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CBI Book of the Year Award Shadowing Packs

The CBI school and library shadowing packs are now available for the CBI books of the year (Bisto) shortlist if any teacher or librarian is interested in getting a reading group involved. Click HERE to find out more about the … Continue reading

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Into the Grey shortlisted for the CBI Book of the Year (aka the Bisto Award)

I’m delighted to announce that Into The Grey (known down under as Taken Away) has been shortlisted for the 2012 CBI Book of the Year Award (formerly known as the Bisto Award)!!! Whittled down from a long list of 70 Into the … Continue reading

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