Carmen Powell was born in Australia and brought up in Malta. She moved to the UK in 1985. Carmen is an award-winning teacher and Early Years Specialist. Her educational trips include Swaziland, Finland and Sweden. Her degree in Literature and History of Art inspired her to use books to support children’s personal, social and emotional development and their communication and language. She created an environment that was stimulating and empowering for children which was rated Outstanding by Ofsted. She was awarded Early Years Professional of the Year, 2011 by Kingston University. Carmen currently volunteers at Epsom RDA, supporting disabled children.
David Baddiel: children’s fiction needs more wheelchair whizzkids The Observer, 29-9-19 Disabled children have been “airbrushed” out of bestselling children’s fiction for more than a century in order to present an unrealisti [...]
It was such a pleasure to meet Michael Rosen in person and talk about our books and inclusion. [...]
I feel so honoured to be shortlisted for this impressive award! Belle Tutaev was incredibly passionate about the importance of learning opportunities for young children. She worked tirelessly to support families and carers to achieve this. https:/ [...]
Former colleague, Merete Stockinger, read Matthew and the Magic Goat story to a group of children at St. Thomas Moore Preschool in America. This is what she said about the experience: "I first read the book for the children I babysit, and sin [...]
Thoroughly enjoyed reading children’s stories. Well done to all the children who submitted a story. Hope to do this again next year! [...]
Thank you Carmen for your visit, which really enhanced our book week, with the children excited to meet a real author and enjoy listening to a new storyteller. Your animated story telling and wonderful, warm approach with the children had th [...]
When the world stood still Rufus looked up to the sky! He was hearing birds fly by Distant dogs barked Rufus barked back They couldn’t see each other But they knew they were there! It was so quiet and still Rufus heard a wasp Flyin [...]