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Michael Rosen
Children's Laureate 2007-2009, poet & author of books including 'We're Going On A Bear Hunt'
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Sarah McIntyre
Award-winning author and illustrator of books including 'There's a Shark in the Bath' & 'Pugs of the Frozen North'
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Chris Riddell
Children's Laureate 2015-2017, and award-winning author, illustrator and cartoonist.
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Jamila Gavin
Whitbread award winner and Carnegie shortlisted author of 'Coram Boy' & 'Blackberry Blue'
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Tom Fletcher
Bestselling author of 'The Christmasaurus', 'The Creakers' & co-writer of 'The Dinosaur That Pooped'
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Francesca Simon
Children's Book of the Year winner and author of the 'Horrid Henry' series & 'The Monstrous Child'
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Steve Cole
Bestselling author of books including 'Astrosaurs', the 'Young Bond' series and 'Cows in Action'
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Clare Balding
Author of 'The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop' and 'The Racehorse Who Disappeared'
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Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Waterstones Children's Book of the Year winner - 'The Girl of Ink & Stars'
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Maz Evans
Bestselling author of 'Who Let the Gods' out and 'Simply
the Quest'
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Peter Bunzl
Author of books including the bestselling 'Cogheart' and 'Moonlocket'
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Robin Stevens Author Advice
Robin Stevens
Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2015 and author of the 'Murder Most Unladylike' series
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Oliver Jeffers
Oliver Jeffers
New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of 'Here We Are', 'The Day The Crayons Quit' & more
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M.G. Leonard
Winner of the Branford Boase 2017 Award, & author of books including the 'Beetle Boy' series
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Piers Torday Author Advice
Piers Torday
Award-winning author of 'The Last Wild' series and 'There May Be A Castle'
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Alwyn Hamilton Author Advice
Alwyn Hamilton
Winner of Goodreads 'Best Debut Choice Awards' & young adult author of 'Rebel of the Sands' trilogy
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Ross Montgomery Author Advice
Ross Montgomery
Carnegie-nominated author of 'Perijee & Me' and 'Christmas Dinner of Souls'
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Tracey Corderoy
Author of books including the 'Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam' picture book series
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Steven Lenton
Illustrator of the Shifty McGifty series, as well as Frank Cottrell Boyce's most recent works
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Sophy Henn
Author and illustrator of 'Where Bear', 'Pass It On', 'Edie' and the 'Pom Pom' series
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Mitch Johnson
Author of Amnesty International endorsed 'Kick', the story of a young, aspiring Indonesian footballer
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Lauren St John
Author of bestselling books including the 'Laura Marlin Mysteries' and 'The One Dollar Horse' series
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Tamsin Winter
Author of debut young adult novel, 'Being Miss Nobody'
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Jim Smith
Bestselling author and illustrator of the 'Barry Loser' series and
'Future Ratboy'
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Gareth P. Jones
Author of books including the 'Thornthwaite' series, 'Pet Defenders' and 'Ninja Meerkats'
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Michelle Robinson
Author of picture books including 'A Beginners Guide to
Bear Spotting'
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Abie Longstaff
Author of bestselling books including the 'Fairytale Hairdresser' series and 'How to Catch a Witch'
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Katy Birchall
Author of the 'It Girl' series, including 'Don't Tell Bridesmaid', 'The Superstar Geek' & 'Team Awkward'
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Guy Bass Author Advice
Guy Bass
Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award and author books including 'Stitch Head' and 'Spynosaur'
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Simon Cherry
Author of the hilarious Eddie Stone comedy series for readers aged 7-9
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Catherine Wilkins
Author of books including the 'My Best Friend and Other Enemies' series
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