Dreaming the Big Dream: Serena Patel on the importance of children seeing themselves in books 22/10/2020
Anisha: Accidental Detective author Serena Patel shares her experiences as a young girl...
Stories of Joy and Hope: share your story to win a school visit from our Writer in Residence Smriti Halls 19/10/2020
Enter BookTrust Writer in Residence Smriti Halls' story-writing competition and you cou...
Seven books about home and belonging 15/10/2020
The Clockwork Crow author Catherine Fisher shares seven of her favourite books that hav...
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Every six months, BookTrust appoints a new Writer or Illustrator in Residence to give us their own unique perspective on the world of children's books. Smriti Halls is best known for picture books like I Love You Night and Day and Elephant in My Kitchen
- Yay! It's time for another #TimeToRead Week story - so get cosy, because the brilliant @ed_vere is sharing his wonderful book How To Be a Lion with us! Snuggle up, then head over this way to watch: https://t.co/aa6K9t2Iv4 https://t.co/AMLRE9c8y2 9 hours ago
- With flaps to lift, cut-outs to peek through and beautiful rhyming text, Counting Creatures is a stunner of a book! We're giving you the chance to win a copy here: https://t.co/cKqaIas2uY https://t.co/3WxCrdgXHH 10 hours ago
- If you're getting ready for Halloween, why not pick up a book to match? We've put together a list of some brilliant Halloween picture books featuring ghosts, witches, pumpkins and more: https://t.co/ihEUCIFY7c Pic: Rebecca Green https://t.co/8YkccGkecg 11 hours ago