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National Storytelling Week is just around the corner!

This annual celebration for storytellers begins on Saturday 27 January, and we’re getting in the spirit by sharing some of our favourite books to read aloud.

You can get involved too – … read more

16 January 2018

The BBC 500 Words competition is back

If you’re between 5 and 13 years old and you like writing short stories, then this is the competition for you!

Enter your short story in the BBC 500 Words competition for your chance to win some truly amazing prizes

Taking part is simple:… read more

16 January 2018

Win Star Wars prizes with the Winter Mini Challenge!

We’re halfway through the Winter Mini Challenge – how are you getting on so far?

Remember to add the books you’ve been reading to your website profile to unlock your rewards.
Just visit your profile page and click ‘Add a new book now’ to log … read more

30 December 2017