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Jo Cotterill: Comments from her audience


Jo Cotterill was the first author I’ve ever met! I love that she loves cheese!!!! (Jennifer G.)

I loved how she showed the science behind electricity and made a model for us. (Madeleine L.)

An amazing experience that taught me a lot including that Jo Cotterill likes cheese, a lot! (Anna W.)



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by | 25/04/2018 · 12:40

“Write what you want to write”

Creative minds and lots of potential writers are among our students who got to meet Peter Bently at the beginning of the week. Our guest author came to tell PP through P3 students some of his stories and –  in four individual and age appropriate sessions – a little bit about how stories happen.

With the help of Peter Bently’s professional guidance all students got to create their story character. The older year groups even wrote a 12 section story together and successfully mastered the challenge of writing and illustrating their own picture books in the end. Of course there was time for questions, little chats with the author and Peter Bently signed the little autograph cards many students had prepared in advanced or books they had brought along.

The children will definitely remember what they experienced that day:

  • The title of the book does not necessarily have to be known or chosen before starting to write.
  • As you start writing you might not know the end of your story.
  • While you write your story, you will have more ideas and your story might turn out completely different than you thought.
  • Illustrations can save you words sometimes.
  • Meeting a real author!

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Our young booklovers sure enjoyed and cherished story time with Peter Bently!

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Author visits from United States and Finnland


Libba Bray at European School RheinMain

This school year the library started with two wonderful guests for S6 and S4 students! Libba Bray came to Frankfurt for the Book Fair presenting her novel “Diviners” which is very successful in America and has actually been translated into German. She impressed our S6 students not only with her stand-up workshop on storytelling, but also with her wonderful personality and the amazing story of her life.


Emmi Itäranta at European School RheinMain

Emmi Itäranta, originally coming from Finnland, travelled to Frankfurt from Great Britain where she is actually living and where she wrote her award-winning debut novel “Memory of Water” in both languages: Finnish and English. Our S4 students were very interested in the story about Norita and her father, a tea-master in a future world, where water is luxury. Many questions on writing and being an author turned up and finally time was too short!

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Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming / by Neil Gaiman


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