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If you're looking for top tips and inspirational insights, these videos and resources by the award-winning writer Lari Don will be your first port of call.

Emily Gravett, author and illustrator of Monkey and Me and Orange Pear Apple Bear, gives top tips on how to draw Pete the Badger from her latest book Tidy. Watch Emily's video and draw Pete the Badger yourself! 

Laura Ellen Anderson, author and illustrator of Evil Emperor Penguin and Evil Emperor Penguin Strikes Back, gives her top tips on how to draw your favourite dastardly penguin. Watch her video and then have a go at drawing him yourself! 

Theresa Munoz, poet and literary critic, gives her top tips for getting started in poetry. 

Ciaran Murtagh's Fincredible Diary of Fin Spencer series has been winning young fans across the UK since the publication of Stunt Boy, the first book in the series, in 2015. This resource will help you plan some cross-curricular activities inspired by Stunt Boy.

A resource inspired by the work of poet Theresa Munoz, this resource explores themes of travel and technology.

This resource will help you explore Going for Gold, a fantastic book in the hugely popular Claude series by Alex T Smith.

Abi Elphinstone's book, The Night Spinner, is the final book in a thrilling trilogy which began with The Dreamsnatcher. It's a captivating fantasy novel which has proved a smash hit with children across the country! In this resource you'll find a range of fun, cross-curricular activities inspired by the novel. Even if you don't own a copy, there are transferrable ideas in here which you can apply to other books.

Find out how Kirstin Armstrong, art teacher at Greenfaulds High School, used Alpha: Abidjan to Gare du Nord, a graphic novel about a young man's desperate journey from Northern Africa to Europe, as inspiration for a cross-curricular project exploring the stories of refugees through art and drama.

Laura Ellen Anderson is the writer and illustrator of Evil Emperor Penguin, a madcap graphic novel featuring a penguin hellbent on world domination. The book could appeal to keen and reluctant readers, and this resource gives guidance on using the book to inspire comic writing in class, as well as some STEM activities.

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