As Refugee Week comes to an end, BookTrust Writer in Residence Onjali Q. Raúf shares so...
Once Upon Our Planet author Vita Murrow recommends some fantastic modern folklore, cros...
'We hope readers will have compassion and empathy': Ming and Wah Chen on telling true stories of refugees 16/06/2021
Escape authors Ming and Wah Chen share how they hope their new picture book will help t...
BookTrust transforms lives by getting children and families reading
BookTrust is the UK's largest children's reading charity. Each year we reach millions of children across the UK with books, resources and support.What we do
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Get to know our Writer in Residence
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. Onjali Q. Raúf is best known for books like The Boy At The Back Of The Class and The Night Bus Hero.
- Why not do some birdwatching this weekend? You never know which brilliant birds you might spot! Author M. G. Leonard has fallen in love with it (so much that her new book is about a birdwatcher!) Here, she tells us how to get started: https://t.co/f4f9C5ZP3g https://t.co/ZOtywbNMpf 3 hours ago
- We think #MyBookbuzz students are going to be obsessed with #Slick by M. M. Vaughan - it's a thrilling tale combined with a searing commentary on the power of big corporations. Find out more about Bookbuzz and register here: https://t.co/qLBcAgRxvG @almabooks https://t.co/Jk64wxUPFL 3 hours ago
- How can you share refugees' stories with young readers? Authors Ming and Wah Chen explain how they approached it in their new picture book Escape - and how they hope it will inspire people to treat refugees with compassion and empathy: https://t.co/aHHodwUxjc #RefugeeWeek https://t.co/wbZookI1h4 4 hours ago