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From writing online to a publishing deal: meet six Wattpad sensations

Writer-in-Residence Taran Matharu first found success on Wattpad, a free online storytelling community – and he's not alone.

'Bookstart is the thing I am most proud of': Wendy Cooling on how it all began 25 years ago

The winner of BookTrust's Outstanding Achievement Award looks back on the birth of the world's first universal book-gifting programme, Bookstart.

BookTrust Annual Lecture 2017 and Bookstart 25th anniversary celebrations: Relive the evening in pictures

Authors, illustrators and members of the publishing industry gather in London to hear Lauren Child deliver BookTrust's Annual Lecture and celebrate the 25th anniversary of Bookstart.

10 of the best feminist books for children

Author Sally Nicholls shares her favourite children's books to celebrate the publication of her story about the Suffragette movement: Things A Bright Girl Can Do.

Everything you need to know about The Book Of Dust: La Belle Sauvage

If you have any questions about Philip Pullman's new book, then we have the answers straight from the horses mouth!

Illustrations of adventure and discovery amongst the Egyptian Pyramids

Check out these wonderful illustrations from Patricia Cleveland-Peck's The Story of Tutankhamun.

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