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Author Danny Weston

Author Q&A: Danny Weston

April 4, 2018

Danny Weston is a teen horror writer and winner of the Scottish Children’s Book Prize. He recently ran a workshop at our Edinburgh Blackhall centre...

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Who would you pick to be your child’s hero?

March 27, 2018

We asked mums and dads to share their views on heroes and role models for their children; 74% of parents said they were concerned about the celebrity...

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Kjartan Poskitt on writing

Guest blog: “What if…?” The secret of writing a story

Kjartan Poskitt is the author of the Murderous Maths series, and has also written about space, puzzles, codes, magic, biographies, five historical...

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10 questions with David Walliams

10 questions with David Walliams

March 16, 2018

What do David Walliams and our National Young Writers’ Awards have in common? They are both celebrating 10 year anniversaries! David has been an...

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Child being creative

Marvellous maths and engaging English

March 15, 2018

You might hear the children groan when you suggest some educational activities outside of school, but here are some ways you can engage them with...

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Author Q&A: Julia Gray

March 14, 2018

We were excited to welcome Julia Gray, author of the young adult novel ‘The Otherlife’, to our Brixton centre to run a creative writing...

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Research reveals children’s biggest heroes

March 12, 2018

Ever wondered who your child’s biggest hero is? It could be you! In a survey completed by our members, mum and dad came out on top. But who else...

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Author Q&A: Jason Wallace

March 8, 2018

Jason Wallace’s incredible first novel ‘Out of Shadows’ won the Costa Children’s Book Award! We were lucky enough to catch up with...

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Heroes video preview

Mum, dad and santa: Children share their heroes!

March 7, 2018

To celebrate the return of our National Young Writers’ Awards, we asked our members to tell us about their heroes – which is the theme of...

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Our superstar Explorers

October 13, 2017

We’re incredibly proud of our members and the individual journeys they take with us. Ansh is six years old and has been coming to Explore for nearly...

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