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Here you’ll find read-alongs, fun facts, and much more from our Summer Reading Challenge and Winter Mini Challenge authors and illustrators. Come back for even more new content COMING SOON.

Check out our Bonus Interviews for extra content! 

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

Lydia Corry

How to draw Pinch from Tindims of Rubbish Island with illustrator Lydia Corry. Read more

Sally Gardner

Meet the tiny Tindims and their amazing world of treasure made from rubbish! Dyslexia-friendly and full of fun pictures! Read more

Gemma Fowler

Gemma Fowler reads you a chapter of her intergalactic adventure! Perfect for fans of Star Wars and Wall-E! Read more

Dr Ranj Singh

Dr Ranj's top 5 tips from his amazing book Brain Power: A Toolkit to Understand and Train Your Unique Brain! Read more

Top picks for a winter of reading

Information for adults


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