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Win a copy of The Illustrated Child by Polly Crosby and a set of watercolours

This offer is for libraries only.

HQ is offering libraries the chance to win a copy Polly Crosby’s ‘extraordinary debut’ (Edward Carey), The Illustrated Child, plus a set of watercolour paints.

To take part, HQ would love libraries to download, print and paint/colour in the decolourised jacket – you can access the via the ‘more for readers’ link below. Libraries should then share their designs on social media using the #TheIllustratedChild hashtag and tagging @HQStories and @readingagency the week between Monday 26 October and Saturday 7 November.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with


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