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A Puffin Book Quiz

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Our Week in Books Quiz has been taken over by Puffins! How tall is a Borrower? Which rabbit had premonitions in Watership Down? This and more in A Puffin Book Quiz!

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Introducing A Puffin Book

Shannon Cullen, Puffin Fiction Publisher, introduces the newly redesigned A Puffin Book series - and wants to hear about your favourite Puffin memories... Read more
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How to write a really creepy ghost story

Do you know your spirits from your revenants? Is Deadly Nightshade juice the perfect substitute for ink? Jonathan Stroud, author of our Children's Book of the Month, Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase, shares a few tips for budding writers of spooky stories. Read more
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Get super creative with Supertato!

We want you to play with your food! We're teaming up with children's author and illustrator Sue Hendra to launch a "veggie" special creative competition to celebrate the arrival of Supertato... Read more
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If you like John Green clap your hands!

With the movie adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars hitting cinemas on 20th June, what does the John Green-superfan read while they wait for a new book from the YA master? Attention Nerdfighters! Darran Stobbart is here to make sure you stay awesome with some recommended reading. Read more
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Dork-tastic advice from Nikki Maxwell

Nikki Maxwell, Queen of the Dorks, returns this week in her seventh book Dork Diaries: TV Star but has found time to share some advice with a fan who's feeling left out... - plus there's a chance to win a Waterstones exclusive copy of the latest book Read more
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Read The Letter for the King

Publisher Adam Freudenheim introduces an extract from a forgotten children's classic by Dutch writer Tonke Dragt, newly translated into English by Laura Watkinson - The Letter for the King Read more
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The evolution of Dangerous Creatures

Margaret Stohl explains how the collaborative writing process between herself and Kami Garcia has evolved from the Beautiful Creatures novels in 2008 to their new series, Dangerous Creatures. Read more