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His Dark Materials comes to BBC1

Look out for the first episode of His Dark Materials, airing on BBC1 on 3rd November. The first eight episodes are based on Northern Lights, the first book in the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman.

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Michael Morgan celebrates National Poetry Day

Michaela Morgan inspires children to enjoy and to write poetry during this live recorded event with children at Cheam Common Junior Academy. Watch the full event, and find out how to start writing your own group or...

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ASK A LIBRARIAN

Specialist school library service and public librarians are ready to answer your book and reading-related questions. Whether you are searching for a book for a young football enthusiast or historical fiction set in the Elizabethan era, these experts will have the answer.

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EXTRACTS TO DOWNLOAD

All Fall Down

Isabel and her family have nowhere to run from a disease that has killed half of Europe. When the world she knows and loves ends for ever, her only weapon is courage. The Black Death of 1349 was the deadliest plague...

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The Space We're In

Frank is ten. He likes cottage pie and football and cracking codes. Max is five. He eats only Quavers and some colours are too bright for him and if he has to wear a new T-shirt he melts down down down. Sometimes...

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