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Get ready to get SILLY!

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The Summer Reading Challenge is back with Silly Squad!

It’s almost time for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, and for 2020 it’s all about funny books, happiness and having a laugh!

The Silly Squad is a team of animal friends who love… read more

11 May 2020

BBC 500 Words: Read the Top 50!

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If you’re looking for some short stories to keep you entertained, check out the 500 Words shortlist!

The top 50 tales – plus six extra wildcard stories – are available to read now!

Visit the 500 Words page to read the stories and listen to t… read more

10 May 2020

Football Superstars

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Full of fun cartoons, jokes, inspirational stories and stats, Football Superstars are the perfect books for any football fan.


Visit our Football Superstars activity page to download colouring sheets, word games, puzzles and more!… read more

7 April 2020