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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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Gareth P. Jones: Dragon Detective

Author Gareth P Jones introduces his book Dragon Detective: Catnapped! and takes us on a real adventure! Read more

Jackie Marchant

Let's get silly with...Jackie Marchant! Read more

Draw an alien with Adam Stower!

Learn to draw your very own alien! Read more

Konnie Huq

Cookie!...and the Most Annoying Boy in the World is the first book in a brand new laugh-out-loud series written and illustrated by Konnie Huq Read more

Adam Stower

Get to know Adam Stower, the amazing author and illustrator behind the Space Chase artwork! Watch our video to find out where Adam's love of... Read more

Winter Mini Challenge: There's a Yeti in the Playground!

This year our <b>Winter Mini Challenge</b> is inspired by the hilarious new book <i>There's a Yeti in the Playground!</i> by Pamela Butchart and... Read more

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