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How six schools hope Life-changing Libraries could change their students' lives

Find out about the the six schools taking part in Cressida Cowell's flagship project as Waterstones Children's Laureate - and the challenges they have faced in setting up library spaces so far.

'Libraries change lives': Read Cressida Cowell's open letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Read Waterstones Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell's open letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in which she calls for ring-fenced funding for primary school libraries.

Why we need LGBTQ+ characters in children's books

The Strangeworlds Travel Agency author LD Lapinski talks about the importance of LGBTQ+ children seeing themselves in books.

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