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5 ways to help children manage their anxiety

Author Lisa Thompson often writes about feeling anxious in her books: an emotion that's reared its head for everyone over the last couple of years. Here, she shares some favourite ways of bringing some calm and quiet to an anxious mind.

Watch Dapo Adeola read from his award-winning picture book Look Up!

This inspiring picture book by Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola celebrates science, curiosity and passion. Settle down for a storytelling treat, as we introduce you to the space-mad little girl Rocket...

7 brand new tales with ancient roots, picked by Lucy Strange

Sisters of the Lost Marsh author Lucy Strange picks some of her favourite children's stories that draw on folklore, myths and legends.

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