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'You can be anything you want, Grace, if you put your mind to it.' Happy birthday @MARYMHOFFMAN! Let's celebrate with one of #CarolineBinch's gorgeous illustrations from #AmazingGrace 1991 https://t.co/CpxdwUHCZERead More
All hail #JonAgee the 'droll lord' of palindromes! Happy birthday to the amazing author illustrator of bonkers books like #ItsOnlyStanley & #TheWallintheMiddleoftheBook word magician and palindrome pro #BOTD 1959 PS. Do you know what he got for his birthday? A Toyota! (Geddit!) https://t.co/Wat6ng9oQERead More
NOW READING! Our #Lockdown Library is always open and today we're sharing #Suddenly! by #ColinMcNaughton (1994). Join us here https://t.co/0liEAPGEVWRead More
On #NationalLibrarianDay let's thank our legendary #librarians who make a difference to the lives of children everyday by sharing their book love and providing a safe space for so many families to enjoy #LifechangingLibraries Illustration: @chrisriddell50 https://t.co/9658rmMAurRead More
“I’m delighted to welcome everyone to the very special Barnes Children’s Literature Festival. As the Chancellor of Roehampton I’m proud that the University is in partnership with the Festival and will involve our lecturers and students in the programme. As a writer of children’s books I have very fond memories of taking part in the Festival myself, and know it to be delightful, imaginative, innovative – and beautifully organised.
Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Chancellor, University of Roehampton