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- Roman loves exploring nature... all that's missing is someone to share his discoveries with! Will he find someone to wander with? Find out in the beautiful new book Into the Wild - we're giving away three copies! https://t.co/Wms96RHGSK Pic: Mel Armstrong https://t.co/t60bs6A8qK 11 hours ago
- We are feeling so inspired by this interview with our #LifetimeAchievementAward winner David McKee - it turns out *this* is the #MondayMotivation we need! Have a read here: https://t.co/Tht1bQkwyx https://t.co/o2rUa2hD9G 12 hours ago
- Need some more #MondayMotivation? Well, we're here to tell you... YOU MATTER! That's the message of a gorgeous new picture book from Christian Robinson, and we're giving you the chance to win a copy here: https://t.co/BLCI631lM7 https://t.co/IgcefoaP6W 12 hours ago