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Super Dweeb and the Pencil of Destiny by Jess Bradley

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Creating Comics For Children! Comics and graphic novels are becoming increasingly popular in schools as a way to engage struggling and reluctant readers and also because they’re just awesome in general! I’ve been an illustrator for ten years now and seven of those have been focussed on creating comics. I’m a writer and artist for […]

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Cooking for Your Kids

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Cooking For Your Kids: At Home with World’s Greatest Chefs by Joshua David Stein is published by Phaidon, £29.95 (phaidon.com) Phaidon have published a wonderful new book full of recipes from around the world and from a huge variety of chefs. We have put together a fantastic menu of recipes for you to try at […]

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Pop Up Festival

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What a difference a decade of Pop Up has made Bookings open for June 14-18 free festival Of everything children, families and schools have missed out on this year, shared live events that make reading fun are among the biggest losses. The pandemic-related literacy attainment gap is evident in Department for Education January 2021 figures […]

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Twitch by M.G. Leonard

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Twitch is the latest middle grade novel from author extraordinaire, M.G. Leonard. Featuring a young boy with impressive twitching skills and a mystery to solve, readers will find themselves completely hooked! We were so pleased to be able to ask M.G. Leonard a few questions and her answers are fantastic! There is a new website […]

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Llama on a Mission- Q&A with Annabelle Sami

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Annabelle Sami has such a fantastic style of writing and her two books featuring Yasmin and Levi are sure to delight readers! We asked Annabelle Sami some questions and we love her answers! Can you tell us about Llama on a Mission in a couple of sentences? Yasmin has finally found her voice but is […]

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Q&A with Jim Beckett

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The Caravan at the Edge of Doom is a funny book with a fantastic opening page. We are so pleased to have been given the opportunity to ask author Jim Beckett a few questions! His answers are of course, brilliant! Thank you so much for taking the time to answer our questions! We thoroughly enjoyed […]

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Diving into the Blue

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Charlotte Guillain is a marvel of writing books about the world around us and these inspire readers to take action and learn about our surroundings. Her latest book, The Deep Blue, is an in-depth look at our oceans and waterways, and every page is a delight for the eyes with amazing illustrations from Lou Baker […]

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All Our Hidden Gifts

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We are so pleased to bring you an interview with Caroline O’Donoghue, author of All Our Hidden Gifts. What made you decide to write a book for young adults following the success of Promising Young Women and Scenes of a Graphic Nature? It was always my plan to write Young Adult eventually. When I first […]

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Happy Elmer Day!

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Today we celebrate the world’s most famous patchwork elephant! Elmer Day is Today and we hope you are wearing your brightest clothing, reading and re-reading your favourite Elmer stories! Brilliant links, resources and activities are all available from the Elmer Day website! Share your celebrations with us via social media and be sure to tag […]

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Myths, Magic and Mayhem

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Dragons are a superb example of myths…and of magic and perhaps mayhem as well. Read on for more dragon love from Tamara MacFarlane! I am standing in the recently re-opened Tales on Moon Lane bookshop, thinking about the wonderful theme of Myths, Magic and Mayhem. It is a theme that perfectly sums up most bookshops: […]

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