Published articles

Non-fiction helps children reach for the stars
The Federation of Children's Book Groups commissioned this piece as a guest blog. In it Anne investigates the power of information books to motivate children to read, to inspire curiosity, to build understanding and to widen horizons.

In praise of picture books
This article, written as a guest blog for the charity Give a Book, explores the value of picture books for supporting children's social and emotional development, literacy skills and wider learning, and most importantly of all, for making books and reading fun.

Using inclusive books in the early years and key stage 1 - why, what and how?
This article, written for the English Association, explores the importance of inclusive books, how to build good diverse book collections and ways to use and promote inclusive books. It includes numerous book suggestions.

Successful library activities for the early years and ways to promote books effectively
This article, first published in Library Services from Birth to Five: Delivering the best start, explores effective library provision for under 5s and their families.

'Lots of Suddenlies': David Wood at the 2012 IBBY Conference Beyond the Book
This contribution to Beyond the Book: Transforming Children's Literature outlines a presentation by children's theatre director and dramatist David Wood on how he brings children's books to life on the stage.

Looked-after children and reading
This peer-reviewed article for the Inclusion, Diversity and Equality issue of Write4Children explores looked-after children's literacy, highlights the types of resources that make a difference, and describes the impact of interventions that have made reading materials more accessible to LAC.

Get Into Reading at Rubens House
This piece commissioned by The Reader Organisation describes a shared reading group Anne facilitates in a care home.

Library Songwriters: Skipton Rewind Club and the University of Missouri
This article for Teen Librarian Monthly describes a seminar on libraries and social justice for the University of Missouri, and the contribution of the CILIP Libraries Change Lives 2012 Award winners, Skipton Rewind Club.

‘You’ve changed my life’: teenagers, reading and libraries
An article for IBBYLink on libraries' role in inspiring reading among teenagers, particularly teenagers from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Supporting children and young people with special educational needs
This piece for CILIP Library and Information Update explores learning and reading difficulties and ways that libraries can support children and young people who have them.

Making reading fun for pre-school children
An article discussing methods parents and carers can use to inspire a love of books and reading in their young children. This is a revised version of a piece commissioned by the Pre-school Learning Alliance and first published in Under Five Contact.

Laying the foundations for reading
An article exploring ways that early years practitioners can support children’s reading development in pre-schools and nurseries. This is an extended and updated version of an article commissioned by the Pre-school Learning Alliance and first published in Under Five Contact.

Messages from Matilda
This article explores children’s early reading development and the role of libraries in supporting it. It first appeared in a slightly different version in Youth Library Review.

Anne also publishes a blog on issues relating to children, families and young people.