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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.

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


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  • 'Picture books have a curious relationship with danger,' says Fierce Bad Rabbits author Clare Pollard - and she's not wrong! Should we protect children from scary stories... or use them as a chance to learn? Check out Clare's thoughts here: 2 hours ago
  • Every Child a Song is an utterly beautiful book from Nicola Davies and Marc Martin, celebrating the unique potential of every child (and reminding us to protect young people across the world). We have three copies up for grabs: 2 hours ago
  • What's the best way to get stories in front of young readers? There's some real food for thought in this piece by author Aisha Bushby about how much we could learn from games and social media... 3 hours ago
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