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  • Themes Familiar: Ancient Egyptians

    Themes Familiar: Ancient Egyptians

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    Friday, November 11, 2022

    The Egyptians is an exciting unit to teach with primary children, offering plenty to capture both interest and imagination, making it a very popular choice for the depth study. With a wealth of books to choose from, children's understanding of and fascination for this rich and diverse...

  • Tom Palmer on his new book, Resist!

    Tom Palmer on his new book, Resist!

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    Monday, November 7, 2022

    Author Tom Palmer introduces his new book, Resist, published by Barrington Stoke, which was inspired by the experiences faced by the famous dancer Audrey Hepburn during World War II.

  • The Greatest Show on Earth by Mini Grey

    The Greatest Show on Earth by Mini Grey

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    Tuesday, November 1, 2022

    Discover The Greatest Show on Earth, an eye-catching non-fiction narrative for young readers about life on Earth during the past 4.6 billion years, by acclaimed author & illustrator Mini Grey.  Learn about Earth's key moments, discover all the creatures and changes that came before...

  • Introducing Mrs Noah's Song

    Introducing Mrs Noah's Song

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    Sunday, June 12, 2022

    Author Jackie Morris and illustrator James Mayhew share the story behind the creation of their latest 'Mrs Noah' picture book, Mrs Noah's Song.

  • Katya Balen introduces October, October

    Katya Balen introduces October, October

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    Tuesday, May 31, 2022

      Author Katya Balen tells us what inspires her novels including Carnegie-shortlisted October, October, and The Space We're In, and reads from a section of October, October (recorded in Autumn 2020).

  • Celebrating women explorers and adventurers with Mick & Brita Granström

    Celebrating women explorers and adventurers with Mick & Brita Granström

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    Tuesday, March 8, 2022

    Brita Granström & Mick Manning introduce Women Who Led The Way, a diverse and inclusive celebration of 21 amazing women explorers and adventurers.

  • Anne Fine's blog on writing Shades of Scarlet

    Anne Fine's blog on writing Shades of Scarlet

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    Wednesday, February 23, 2022

    Anne Fine blogs about writing Shades of Scarlet, and that moment when the adult / child balance begins to change:

  • Working Together Blog by Gillian Cross

    Working Together Blog by Gillian Cross

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    Tuesday, February 22, 2022

    How do a writer and an artist tell a story together? This blog by Gillian Cross explains how she and Alan Snow co-authored their latest book, Ollie Spark and the Accidental Adventure.