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How to be your child’s first science teacher

Alom Shaha is a physics teacher and author of the children's books Mr Shaha’s Recipes for Wonder and Mr Shaha’s Marvellous Machines. Here's how he believes families can foster curiosity and wonder in their children, and a love of science and the world around them.

Seven historical fiction books to transport you back to the past, chosen by Emma Carroll

The Week At World's End author Emma Carroll shares some of her favourite books which transport the reader back into the past...

What to Read After… Look Up!

Look Up! is an award-winning picture book that has won hearts everywhere. Illustrator Dapo Adeola – who is also BookTrust's Writer-Illustrator in Residence – gives some brilliant book suggestions for fans of chatterbox Rocket and her passion for the stars.

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