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25 years since Handa's Surprise: here's why Eileen Browne thinks her picture book has been so loved

Writer-illustrator Eileen Browne talks about the enduring appeal of Handa's Surprise, and all about her new Handa adventure: Handa's Noisy Night.

5 ways reading together can support children’s wellbeing

Spending time sharing books and stories can help parents and carers manage and support their child's wellbeing, even at a very young age. Our Time to Read campaign is all about encouraging families keep reading together even once their children begin to read independently – and making sure they get all the benefits reading for pleasure offers.

Meet Rob Hodgson, our new Time to Read author

The Cave is this year’s brilliant Time to Read story and we caught up with the author-illustrator, Rob Hodgson. He told us all about his childhood obsession with Fraggle Rock, where he gets his inspiration from and whether he’s team Harry Potter or Narnia.

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