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The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2015 - Open for submissions

The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award is now accepting entries from publishers, agents and authors. The Award recognises the finest writers, with previous winners including Junot Diaz, Kevin Barry,...

World War I Centenary resources

Find booklists, resources and useful links below to help children use books to better understand World War I.

Is it a giant? Is it a yeti? No! It’s Philip Ardagh, new Booktrust Writer in Residence!

We are delighted to share that Philip Ardagh is our new Booktrust Writer in Residence. Standing more than two metres tall with a big, bushy beard, the unmissable children's author...

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