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Let's get creative!

Where's Your Creativity? is an inspirational picture book for young creatives. Check out some of the illustrations and activities to inspire your little one.

What To Read After... Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid novels are phenomenally successful... but are your children struggling to find something that matches up? We have ideas - and we want your thoughts, too.

'I didn't think kids would read Diary of a Wimpy Kid!': Jeff Kinney on his books' success

Jeff Kinney tells us about how he initially wrote his Diary of a Wimpy Kid series for adults, why the books are so good for reluctant readers and whether we should be worried about children reading less.

How reading helped me bond with my baby boy

Mum to two children already, Jess didn't expect to get post-natal depression with her third. When it happened, it knocked her sideways. So how did reading with her baby get her out of those dark early days?

Make your inner ten-year-old laugh: how to write funny fiction

Lissa Evans, author of the hilarious Wed Wabbit (shortlisted for the Costa and Blue Peter book awards), shares her top tips for funny writing – whatever your age.

Meet Max the Brave: the kitten on a mission to be read by over 600,000 children this year

Do you have a child in England aged 3-4? If you do, look out for the brilliant free book they'll be bringing home this year - Max the Brave. Find out more and watch our exclusive reading by author Ed Vere.

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