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We need to talk to young children about racism – and here's the reason why

Laura Henry-Allain MBE – author and award-winning expert in Early Years education and children's media – has seen first-hand how conversations about racism and diversity can inspire and enrich young children. After all, our differences are what make us amazing.

What To Read After... Meg and Mog

The Meg and Mog stories by Helen Nicoll and Jan Pieńkowski are the perfect picture books to read in the run-up to Halloween! Here's our pick of the best stories to read after.

Myths and legends: Read the very best children books that draw on folklore

Ian Mark gives us a range of books – from the epic to spooky – that are perfect for young readers who can't get enough of magic and fantasy. They're all based on myths and legends, and there are some you might not even have heard of yet...

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