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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 and Winter Mini Challenge authors and illustrators. Come back for even more new content COMING SOON.

Check out our Bonus Interviews for extra content! 

M. A. Bennett

Watch M. A. Bennett chat about her time travelling adventure The Ship of Doom and discover her favourite invention! Read more

Ruth Morgan

Q&A with Ruth Morgan - author of Ant Clancy Games Detective! Read more

James Carter

James Carter takes you on a lively whistle-stop tour of amazing inventions - watch here! Read more

Madeleine Finlay

Learn about the bizarre but genius ways our lives could be changed by planet-saving tech with Madeleine Finlay. Read more

Jess McGeachin

Meet author and illustrator Jess McGeachin and discover 5 of his favourite facts from the deep! Read more

Dr Camilla Pang

Dr Camilla Pang introduces her unique guide to growing up! Read more

Top picks for a winter of reading

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