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The latest Summer Reading Challenge news plus blogs and messages from your favourite authors and illustrators

Animal Agents

Animal Agents image

This summer there’s something strange happening at the library – and that’s where the Animal Agents come in!

The Animal Agents love solving mysteries and they need YOU to help them crack their biggest case yet.

Who has painted graffiti on … read more

22 May 2017

BBC 500 Words: *The Fab 50*

BBC 500 Words: *The Fab 50* image

Earlier this year, thousands of you worked your creative writing magic to tell short stories for the BBC 500 Words competition

Ahead of the ~ grand final ~ at the Tower of London, the top 50 stories have been revealed…

You can find the sho… read more

17 May 2017

What are you reading this Easter?

The Easter break has arrived – YAY!

We’ve been busy planning our chocolate egg hunt – and this year’s Summer Reading Challenge of course! – but we’ll always make time to get stuck into a good book

You can use your Summer Reading Challenge pr… read more

7 April 2017