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Hag Storm by Victoria Williamson

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Hag Storm is Victoria Williamson’s latest book and she found inspiration from local history. Read on for her blog about her local history and recent experiences with archaeology. Learning from Local History Local history has fascinated me ever since I was a child. The finale of Hag Storm is set at the Auld Kirk in […]

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Freeze by Chris Priestley

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Chris Priestley has written a fantastic blog for us today all about writing short stories, being a reluctant reader and his latest book Freeze. Like a lot of writers for children, I get asked to visit schools, to talk about myself and my work and, more often than not, to hold workshops on writing – […]

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FCBGAsks- Joe Todd-Stanton

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We are back with another brilliant FCBGAsks! This new feature aims to get to know some of the best authors and illustrators in the UK. We are so excited to share our recent interview with Joe Todd-Stanton. When did you first start sketching or drawing? I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember. […]

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Q&A with Catherine Rayner

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Arlo The Lion Who Couldn’t Sleep by Catherine Rayner (Macmillan Children’s Books) is shortlisted for the BookTrust Storytime Prize, celebrating the very best books for sharing with babies and children under five. The shortlisted titles are central to a new national pilot that the UK’s largest children’s reading charity is running in partnership with libraries. […]

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You Can! by Alexandra Strick and Steve Antony

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We have a brilliant blog for you today featuring both author and illustrator of You Can! We love reading the perspectives of both Alexandra and Steve, it provides true insight into their talent and love for this book! Alexandra Strick: I’m so excited that You Can has finally hit the shelves this month! It’s a […]

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The Queen on our Corner by Lucy Christopher

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Books have a magical way of helping young readers understand the world around them. The Queen on our Corner is an important book that deals sensitively with homelessness. Author Lucy Christopher has written a brilliant piece for the blog today about her book. The Queen on Our Corner is a story about a woman who […]

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Shackleton’s Endurance by Joanna Grochowicz

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Many of us will be familiar with Shackleton and his expeditions. Author Joanna Grochowicz reveals more about her research and the details of her book, Shackleton’s Endurance, An Antarctic Survival Story. ‘Did this really happen?’ The question comes up almost every time I share my stories of early Antarctic exploration in schools. The physical peril […]

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Hoglets’ Christmas Magic by Lynette Cresswell

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Christmas is on it’s way and we have been seeing plenty of Christmas stories being published this month in advance of advent, stockings and wrapped presents for young readers! Read on for a special Q&A with author Lynette Cresswell. Tell us a little about yourself. (How did you get started writing? What do you do […]

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Q&A with Debut Author Mel Taylor-Bessent

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Today is publication day of The Christmas Carrolls, a feel-good, heartwarming tale perfect for Christmas! Mel Taylor-Bessent, creator of Authorfy, has taken the time amidst the excitement to answer our questions! How long have you been hoping/dreaming to become a published author? I’ve loved writing since I was about eight years old. I grew up […]

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The Sister Who Ate Her Brothers by Jen Campbell

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The Sister Who Ate Her Brothers is a book of gruesome tales from around the world. We are so pleased that author Jen Campbell was able to write a piece for us about her book! I’ve always been fascinated by the history of fairy tales. You can trace some tales back hundreds (if not thousands!) […]

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