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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.

Keep an eye out for more new content coming soon…

Check out our Bonus Interviews for extra content!

Daniel Thompson

Powerful poems for positive thinking! Read more

Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander reads from his graphic novel, Booked! Read more

Fiona Lumbers

How to draw Luna with illustrator Fiona Lumbers! Read more

Joseph Coelho

Discover the joy of dancing and the importance of family, whatever your culture, ability or style with Luna! Read more

David Caren

The inspirational story of Olympian and Hockey World Cup Goalkeeper of the Tournament, Ayeisha McFerran. Read more

Rico Hinson-King

Rico Hinson-King wants you to do the Summer Reading Challenge!  Read more

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Information for adults


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