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A different sort of normal (and proud): What it’s like to get an autism diagnosis at 33

Author and illustrator Abigail Balfe has written A Different Sort of Normal, a true story of ‘growing-up-autistic-and-not-knowing-I-was-autistic’. Here’s why she feels she can finally accept herself – and she wants every child out there to feel the same.

Here are your heroes! Read the winning stories from our Writer in Residence competition for schoolchildren

Back in March, Onjali Q Raúf asked children to share stories of their amazing local heroes, and now it's time to announce the winners! These are the entries that most made us laugh, well up and gawp in wonder – you're in for a treat (top tip: grab some tissues).

Seven beautiful stories featuring Chinese mythology, chosen by Maisie Chan

Tiger Warrior author Maisie Chan shares seven of her favourite children's stories which feature Chinese myths and legends - from Mulan to the Moon Rabbit.

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