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'Bookstart is the thing I am most proud of': Wendy Cooling on how it all began 25 years ago

The winner of BookTrust's Outstanding Achievement Award looks back on the birth of the world's first universal book-gifting programme, Bookstart.

BookTrust Annual Lecture 2017 and Bookstart 25th anniversary celebrations: Relive the evening in pictures

Authors, illustrators and members of the publishing industry gather in London to hear Lauren Child deliver BookTrust's Annual Lecture and celebrate the 25th anniversary of Bookstart.

10 of the best feminist books for children

Author Sally Nicholls shares her favourite children's books to celebrate the publication of her story about the Suffragette movement: Things A Bright Girl Can Do.

Everything you need to know about The Book Of Dust: La Belle Sauvage

If you have any questions about Philip Pullman's new book, then we have the answers straight from the horses mouth!

Illustrations of adventure and discovery amongst the Egyptian Pyramids

Check out these wonderful illustrations from Patricia Cleveland-Peck's The Story of Tutankhamun.

What To Read After... How To Train Your Dragon

Is your child hooked on Cressida Cowell's How To Train Your Dragon books? Have they devoured them multiple times? We have ideas of where they could turn next - and we want your thoughts too!

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Waterstones Children's Laureate

Lauren Child

Find out everything that's going on with the tenth Waterstones Children's Laureate, Lauren Child, as she takes on the job from 2017-2019.

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