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Liam Hackett, author of Fearless, shares his top 10 tips for body confidence

In Fearless!, How to be your true, confident self, Liam Hackett aims to help young people be themselves, explaining how they can break free from labels and stereotypes to fear less and truly realise their full potential. The book includes interviews with inspirational people such as body positive activists, disability campaigners and those who have […]

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10 ways you can join in with WORLD BOOK DAY SOCIAL

Here’s how you can take part in WORLD BOOK DAY SOCIAL, our fun, online festival for young people taking place on Wednesday 4th & Thursday 5th March: Host a Reading is Power assembly to discuss how books can empower and inspire you, Join in with our exclusive real-time readalongs of the £1 books, Split by […]

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World Book Day Social after dark readalongs

Don’t worry if you missed our after dark readalongs that took place around World Book Day as you can still join in! Why not set up your own book club or instigate a readalong in class? Here’s how it works… To take part, download the questions and guidelines using the links below for Muhammad Khan’s […]

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A day in the life of Penny Joelson

In my house, early mornings are busy with everyone getting ready and we only have time for a quick breakfast alongside Heart Radio. Once my husband’s at work, the children are at school and I have the house to myself, I like to start the day by writing. I am a morning person! At the […]

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Laura Coryton shouts about the power of books

Speak Up: Books are all about being heard! Books give us power. They boost our mental health, have the unparalleled power to transport us rapidly through time and space, they can reveal our deepest desires and fears and effortlessly teach us new, unique ways to think and feel. They empower our lives in so many […]

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Tom Mitchell on why the 'f' word is so important in reading

You don’t need me to tell you about the importance of reading. You’ve heard it all before. You get the message from all sides – teachers, parents, grandparents, those YouTube videos recommended by adults that look like they might be fun but actually turn out to be manic-eyed ex-librarians desperate for you to pick up […]

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Melinda Salisbury recommends reading around the climate disaster

Melinda is the bestselling author of multiple young adult novels including the Sin Eater’s Daughter series. Her new book, Hold Back The Tide published by Scholastic is available in March: Though Climate Action youth-organised protests have been happening since 2006, it was 2018 when teenagers and children began to make regular headlines in their bid […]

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Katy Birchall discusses the importance of funny books for teens

Author of the hilarious The IT Girl series and Morgan Charmley: Teenage Witch, Katy Birchall talks about how important comedy is when writing for young people… I was a teenager when I fell head over heels in love with funny books. At the age of 13, I was given Meg Cabot’s The Princess Diaries and […]

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Laura Wood lists the best romances in YA

I Capture the Castle – Dodie Smith  A gorgeously written coming-of-age story, and one of my favourite books in the world. Cassandra Mortmain and her eccentric – and impoverished – family live in a crumbling castle. When a pair of wealthy American brothers appear on the scene, Cassandra’s world is tuned upside down, and what […]

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