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The Adventures of Dumpling the Unicorn!

Sarah McIntyre chooses the winners of her Pictures First! Dumpling the Unicorn competition in her final blog as BookTrust Writer-Illustrator in Residence.

Illustrations from The Adventures of John Blake

Philip Pullman has teamed up with illustrator Fred Fordham to create a fantastic time-slip action adventure graphic novel. Check out some of the visually arresting illustrations.

The Top 10 detective novels, picked by Robin Stevens

The Guggenheim Mystery author Robin Stevens chooses her top 10 favourite detective novels for children - but what made the cut?

Imagination and fun: Lauren Child dreams big as the new Children's Laureate

Children’s Laureate Lauren Child talks to Emily Drabble about inspiring every child to daydream – and reveals the childhood books that won her over as a girl.

Read all the classics to your grandchild? Here are the books to try next

If you're looking after the grandchildren this summer, we’ve got some great book recommendations for you to share, based on your own favourite childhood reads.

Here are the human rights we love - in pictures

Chris Riddell has illustrated a little picture book with the big task of asking children to think about their freedoms and rights.


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