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BBC 500 Words: Read the Top 50!

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

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!

Ho… read more

7 April 2020

Dear Earth...

Dear Earth...

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Dear Earth is a new picture book by Isabel Otter and Clara Anganuzzi

When Tessa writes a love letter to the Earth, it's the beginning of a glorious adventure.

She blows bubbles with whales, soars with birds and joins in with the noisy r… read more

7 April 2020

Read your way around the world!

Read your way around the world!

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On 23 April we'll be celebrating World Book Night!

Take a trip around the world with us and join in the fun by reading books set in different countries!

Here are some suggestions to inspire you:

Moomin and the Moonlight Adventure by Tove… read more

2 April 2020

The brilliant BBC 500 Words competition is back!

The brilliant BBC 500 Words competition is back!

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The 500 Words competition is open!

500 Words is the UK's biggest story writing competition for kids, and there are some spectacular prizes to be won!

If you're between 5 and 13 years old and you like reading and writing, you won't want t… read more

16 January 2020

The Winter Mini Challenge is here!

The Winter Mini Challenge is here!

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Welcome to the Winter Mini Challenge 2019!

We’ve teamed up with Oxford Children's Books to bring you some extra special reading rewards inspired by the most IN-SLED-IBLE book, Pugs of the Frozen North, by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre!
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2 December 2019