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What to Read After... Horrid Henry

Do you know children who are completely hooked on Horrid Henry? We have ideas about what they could read next - and want to hear your thoughts too.

Make a funky flamingo for National Bookstart Week

Get into the groove for a Bookstart Bird Boogie by helping your little ones create their very own fabulous flamingo, just like the one in this year's chosen book, A Busy Day for Birds.

Spreading love and acceptance: Why I wanted to write Hats of Faith

Medeia Cohan wasn't religious and had never written a book before - but shocked by the lack of interfaith titles for children, she decided to do something about it...

Feed their minds with Chicken: learn all about this free newspaper for children

Ken Wilson-Max is an award-winning children's author and illustrator who's taken on a big new project: a free newspaper for children, printed once a term. Here's what he hopes young readers will get out of it...

Meet the 5 best new children's book illustrators on the Klaus Flugge shortlist

Get to know the five illustrators nominated for the Klaus Flugge prize -and the pictures that got them shortlisted - with our gallery.

Here's how a TED Talk inspired a school to love its library

Teachers and school librarians are going to prick up their ears at this one. One school in Reading has brought pupils of all ages together – and inspired more of them to read books – through an interesting art project. And they got the idea from a TED talk video...

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