Author and illustrator Abigail Balfe has written A Different Sort of Normal, a true sto...
Here are your heroes! Read the winning stories from our Writer in Residence competition for schoolchildren 26/07/2021
Back in March, Onjali Q Raúf asked children to share stories of their amazing local her...
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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.
- Our #BookOfTheDay is essential reading (and listening!) 🎶 Full of knowledge, passion and insight, #MusicalTruth is a brilliantly inspiring read from @jeffreykboakye and @NgadiSmart: https://t.co/G4ov8qwoJA @FaberChildrens https://t.co/gNN4aejKDU 2 hours ago
- Everybody Worries. Everybody Has a Body. And Everybody Has Feelings. Jon Burgerman's bright and brilliant books are sharing these reassuring ideas with children - and we're giving you the chance to win the set! Enter over here: https://t.co/fuS0MQduOB https://t.co/qxWe6XgIEH 15 hours ago
- When Abigail Balfe was diagnosed as autistic, she began scribbling thoughts, facts and memories in her sketchbook - and realised how helpful her story could be for children struggling to fit in. Here, she tells us how A Different Sort of Normal was born: https://t.co/ZoPd0OE6Bp https://t.co/hbBWt7NLXB 16 hours ago