Welcome to my website! I’m a writer of children’s stories. Mostly in my head, but some are finally being typed!
I tell fibs for a living. Okay, that was a fib, I’m a children’s story writer but isn’t that the same thing? I make things up! It’s great fun 😊 I was brought up in the beautiful North Yorkshire moors and daydreamed my way through my school years. Being the adventurous type, I made the dramatic… Continue reading About me!
Ahh Christmas. It’s all about giving and my goodness don’t we all know how to give! The more we give, the better we feel about ourselves. Right? All that money, all that organising, all that shopping … and for what? For your child to rip off the paper, casting it aside almost as quickly as… Continue reading Something You Want, Something You Need, Something to Wear and Something to Read
Anti-Bullying Week is a regular focal point on all school calendars. Very few schools deny they have bullies, they accept the problem and deal with it in the best way they know how. Lessons are based around empowering the victims, explaining how to stay safe and the importance of sharing concerns with a safe adult.… Continue reading Anti-Bullying Week – is Protecting the Victim Enough?
No it’s not! Teenagers are hooligans! No they’re not! Kids today – they don’t know they’re born! Erm… It was better in my day! No it wasn’t! Old people are always whinging! No they’re not! Mental health is at it’s worst! You may have a point. I want to correct a few myths: there are… Continue reading Society is broken?
There is a wealth of books out there that will give you joy, terror, heart-break, fear, ecstasy, laughs, sorrow and every other emotion you want to feel. There are also a lot of books that will simply bore you or annoy you. Buying any book is always a risk; you may or may not enjoy… Continue reading Your Guide to Buying Indie-Books
Badgers seem to be one of the most misunderstood animals in the British countryside. Ignorance breeds fear and fear breeds hatred – I believe that’s where a lot of racism, sexism and disableism stems from. Badgers are secretive animals that mainly only come out at night and live below ground, therefore, very few humans have… Continue reading Why I Wrote About Badgers in my Story
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On the 13th December 2019, former pupil to Ingleby Greenhow CofE Primary School Rachel Coverdale who is a published children’s author returned to the school. Rachel started at Ingleby in 1972 and left in 1980. She came to talk to the pupils about her job as an author, share her books with the children and to share her experiences of her time at the school as she remembers them. The children were really inspired by her visit which further promoted a love of reading in the school. Rachel’s books include for younger children ‘Who Hides Here? Footprints in the Garden’ and ‘Who Hides Here? Footprints on the Farm’ and for older children ‘The Boy who Couldn’t’. Children had the opportunity to ask Rachel questions and to buy signed copies of her books. I highly recommend that Rachel visits your school.
Mrs M Norris, Head Teacher, Ingleby Greenhow CofE Primary School
Thank you, Rachel for coming into Layfield Primary School and sharing your books with our Early Years. The children loved listening to your story books and thoroughly enjoyed the workshops you delivered. The children learnt so much about animals and caring for the environment. We were then inspired to find out more animal footprints! Everyone had a super morning!
I can happily recommend Rachel to you to come in and carry out the workshops in your Early Years setting.
J Smith, Layfield Primary School