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- With so much going on in the world, books can be a safe space for children to explore big issues. Here, @EleFountain explains why reading for pleasure has such a special power: https://t.co/a1yJvkm8MY https://t.co/svKSROXtf3 5 minutes ago
- Are you celebrating #NationalVegetarianWeek this week? We've put together a list of fabulous picture books with fruit and veggies at their heart - perfect for any little ones who might not be a fan of eating their greens: https://t.co/p6WwIDzL65 Pic: Mauro Gatti https://t.co/WSEmttIoON 36 minutes ago
- Jaz Santos vs The World author @priscilla_mante loves books about football - especially because so often they explore heaps of other themes, too! Here, she picks out some brilliant stories that will be loved by everyone, whether they're footie-mad or not: https://t.co/IcbXCeqi1E https://t.co/Gk0iZEhNuP 1 hour ago