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5 Reasons Why We Love Historical Tales

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5 Reasons Why We Love Historical Tales

At Time Traveler Tours we combine the traditional power of narrative with the magic of the touchscreen to #TurnHistoryOn. We put the story back in history to ensure that no one says, “History is boring!” ever again. 

This is our unique proposition: the value-add we bring to the worlds of museum education and educational tourism. 

Today I'm going to share with you five reasons why presenting the past through historically accurate storytelling is the main ingredient of every book or app we produce...

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SCBWI British Isles 2015 Conference Recap: New Readers Ahoy, Creating Books To Treasure

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SCBWI British Isles 2015 Conference Recap: New Readers Ahoy, Creating Books To Treasure

What compelled you to come to the conference this year? I asked Sally. We were both attending the Friday evening pre-conference "Fringe" event on Vlogging (Video Blogging) led by Olivia Kiernan. It was my first meet-up of the 2015 Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) British Isles annual conference in Winchester, UK. Sally had already been to the Scrawl Crawl earlier that day.

To be amongst authors. That’s why I come every year, she said.

And thus began what for author Miriam Craig has turned into the best weekend of the year. I always come to the conference because I love seeing old friends and meeting new people. I always learn a lot. It’s a great way to keep up to date and to experiment.

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Teen Read Week with Author Mary Hoffman

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Teen Read Week with Author Mary Hoffman

It's Teen Read Week! A literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) in 1998 to encourage teens to read and to support their local libraries.

You can join the conversation on Twitter with #TRW15, where we'll be sharing this chat with Time Traveler Tours & Tales launch author, Mary Hoffman. But before you bounce, check out this exclusive interview with the author, herself!

Mary has written numerous books for teens, and future teens besides. Her books have touched many lives for many years, as you'll see in the interview below. I caught up with her to find out about the inspirations for her settings and characters...

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