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Blogs 2017

August

Jarvis gives us some ideas of ways to fill the summer holidays, Chris Riddell offers a sneak peek at his gorgeous new book, and we have great ideas about what to read once you've finished the classics.

July

Learn how to draw Old MacDonald, find out about how disability is being represented in children's books and discover how Captain Underpants author Dav Pilkey learnt to love reading.

June

Meet the books shortlisted for the Lollies Awards, watch Ed Vere reading the brilliant Grumpy Frog, and find out what McFly's Tom Fletcher reads his sons at bedtime.

May

CBBC's Katie Thistleton explores issues of mental health, David Almond picks his favourite teeny tiny characters, and we celebrate strong women in books.

April

Authors pick their favourite bedtime stories for Bath, Book, Bed; Rob Biddulph teaches us how to draw a pirate penguin; and Abi Elphinstone talks about writing with dyslexia.

March

We delve into letters and diaries with some great epistolary novels and a mum writes a book about her daughter and Down's syndrome.

February

We celebrate Lifetime Achievement Award winner Raymond Briggs and learn how to make a World Book Day outfit... from paper plates.

January

Fleur Hitchcock discusses being an author with dyslexia and we take some wisdom from the ever-thoughtful Winnie-the-Pooh.