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Sweets and sweetshops in children’s literature – a personal pick and mix by Catherine O’Flynn

Author Catherine O'Flynn's tells us about her new book Lori and Max, growing up in a sweet shop and tells us her favourite confectionery emporiums in children's books.

Dyslexia at school: When the words don’t make sense

Cerrie Burnell wants children to know that writers are not special story wizards. Every child is a natural storyteller – even if, like her, they have dyslexia or sometimes feel like words aren't for them.

Hilary McKay on historical fiction: 'History is our roots, it grounds us'

Writer Hilary McKay talks about her two most recent books and why she's drawn to stories of magic and hope, whichever era they're set in.

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