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Shakespeare Week 2016

Shakespeare Week 2016

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This week we're celebrating the work of William Shakespeare!

Shakespeare lived between 1564 and 1616. More than 400 years later, he is still one of the world's most famous storytellers
He wrote at least 37 plays and more than 150 sonnets and p… read more

14 March 2016

Making Mischief with Mac Barnett!

Making Mischief with Mac Barnett!

We sat down with Mac Barnett, co-author of The Terrible Two and The Terrible Two Get Worse, to talk about making mischief! Watch our video to hear about Mac’s prankster past and to find out what his favourite joke is!

7 March 2016

Announcing our out-of-this-world competition winner!

Announcing our out-of-this-world competition winner!

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Finn from Edinburgh has won a copy of The Usborne Official Astronaut’s Handbook AND the amazing prize of having his very own star named after him!

We asked the question, “If you were an astronaut, what one thing would you take with you to spac… read more

3 March 2016

What are you reading on World Book Day?

What are you reading on World Book Day?

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It's World Book Day on 3 March and everyone is celebrating reading!

Which books do you love to read? Are you dressing up as your favourite character from a book?
Join in the fun and share what you're doing for World Book Day in Chat

What … read more

1 March 2016

Happy Birthday, Jeff Kinney!

Happy Birthday, Jeff Kinney!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Jeff Kinney! Jeff's birthday is February 19th – what better way to celebrate than by reading his books?!

There are a whopping ten books in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, not t… read more

18 February 2016

Get Inspired with Story Starters!

Get Inspired with Story Starters!

There's still plenty of time to enter the BBC 500 Words short story competition and to help you out, some of your favourite stars have created some inspirational videos!

Looking for a spark to get your story started? Horrible Histories creator … read more

17 February 2016

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