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Meet our authors and illustrators

Here you’ll find read-alongs, fun facts, and much more from our Summer Reading Challenge authors and illustrators.

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Jordan Stephens

"Words are literally magic" - how reading changed this musician's life! Read more

Isla McGuckin

Watch Isla's inspiring video and try her short and sweet storytelling prompt! Read more

Swapna Haddow

'Ballet Bunnies: Trixie is Missing' is part of a brilliant twirling chapter book series, perfect for ages 6-9. Read more

James Campbell

WINNER of the Sunday Times Children's Sports Book Prize 2023! Read more

Robin Bennett

"Just like Horrible Histories - but for sports!" Read more

Daniel Thompson

Powerful poems for positive thinking! Read more

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