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Don't miss out on the very latest news and announcements from BookTrust, the largest children's reading charity in the UK.


Read all our latest and archived features, including author interviews, picture galleries, reading tips and children's book round-ups.

Writer in Residence

BookTrust appoints a new Writer or Illustrator in Residence every six months to give us their unique perspective on the world of children's books. Our current Writer in Residence is Dapo Adeola.


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