Niamh Clune

Environment, poetry, comment, children's books,

Story Corner With Dr. NanaPlum: Wollee The Worm

  Yes! You can write a story about anything ~ including worms! Wisley Gardens continues to invite me to be a guest author during the summer school break. Next time, … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · 6 Comments

The Wednesday Poetry Corner: Bellamy The Butterfly

As this is The Wednesday Poetry Corner, and I am celebrating reading Bellamy The Butterfly at Wisley Gardens this weekend, I thought I would give you a snippet of the … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · 8 Comments

Butterfly Week: The Butterfly Effect!

All this week, to celebrate reading Bellamy The Butterfly at Wisley Gardens, I will be posting different snippets about how butterflies inspire alliteration, poetry and metaphor. Today, I reflect on … Continue reading

July 29, 2014 · 4 Comments

Butterfly Week With Dr. Nana Plum

In celebration that I will be back at Wisley Gardens next weekend reading Bellamy The Butterfly, I have decided to dedicate this week on my blog to those wonderful little … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · 14 Comments

Poem For Wisley Gardens by Niamh Clune

I am so excited to be reading my books at beautiful Wisley Gardens tomorrow. Biddle The Bee will accompany me to the wonderful gardens, set in the heart of Surrey. … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · 8 Comments

Story Corner With Dr. NanaPlum: Painshill Park & The Honey Bee Festival

  It was such a treat to read my Biddle The Bee story at The Painshill Honey Bee Festival at the weekend. Painshill Park is a beautiful, 18th century garden … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · 4 Comments

Story Corner With Dr. NanaPlum: The Secret Garden

“When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. It was true, too. She had a … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · 7 Comments

Story Corner With Dr. NanaPlum: The Hero in us.

 “If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other book.” Now! Don’t these opening lines capture the imagination immediately? Of course, you … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · 4 Comments

Story Corner With Dr. NanaPlum

May I be bold? May I be brash? I’m not asking you for cash. All I ask is a little click, A little like, a little tick. I have a … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Truth of Me

Originally posted on Children's Books Heal:
The Truth of Me Patricia MacLachlan, Author Katherine Tegen Books/Harper-Collins Publishers, Fiction, June 2013 Suitable for Ages: 6-10 Themes: Grandmothers, Dogs, Animals, Family Relationships…

May 19, 2014 · 3 Comments

Story Corner With Dr. NanaPlum: The Lechlade Festival

Lechlade is here again! And I will be reading some of my stories written in verse in their poetry tent. Here is a snippet from Is The Sky Sad?…This one … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · 6 Comments

Wednesday Poetry Corner: Mother Poetry Fabulous Art Submissions

Are you looking for inspiration for the Mother Anthology (as if your mother isn’t enough inspiration!) Along with poetry submissions, we have received some wonderful art. Just take a look … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · 7 Comments