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Compassion, patience, empathy and kindness: why we need to write more about disability

Mel Darbon, author of Rosie Loves Jack, talks to Alex Strick about her inspiration and motivation for the book – all about two young people with learning disabilities who fall in love.

'I hope Big Bear looks after you': How A. F. Harrold found comfort from Barbara Firth's bears

Author A.F. Harrold was a grown-up when he discovered the Little Bear books - but Barbara Firth's illustrations would turn out to have a huge impact on him...

‘We can find wildness all around us’: Gill Lewis on her new book, environmentalism and her favourite books as a child

Gill Lewis has been one of our favourite authors for older children and teenagers at BookTrust for some time. We catch up with her before the launch of her new book Run Wild. Watch our interview to find out about the book, what inspired Gill to become a writer, her commitment to 'wildness' and the books that helped transform her from a reluctant reader to a prolific author.

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