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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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Alex Mullarky

Have you heard of roller derby? It's Alex Mullarky's fave sport! Read more

Sam Squiers

Get excited about the Women's World Cup! Read more

Dr Alex George

What's your fave sport or active movement? Read more

Meet the Illustrator: Loretta Schauer

Say hello to the 2023 Summer Reading Challenge illustrator! Read more

What is Space Junk?

Learn all about what happens to the things we shoot into space with Gemma Fowler! Read more

Jessica Spanyol

Listen to a read-along of Rosa Explores The Water Cycle (for ages 4-6) Read more

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Information for adults


Visit our School Zone to access free resources and Challenge ideas for your class.


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