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Walker Books Creative Writing Competition!

This competition is for children, young people and people taking part in Reading Ahead

Are you a fan of action-packed stories? Because we are. And we would love to read some of YOUR thrilling, adventurous ideas!

The Alex Rider series by the bestselling author, Anthony Horowitz, is packed with adventures, secrets, spies, seriously cool gadgets and some very impressive stunts. We would love to offer you the chance to win the Complete Missions books 1-11 box set of the Alex Rider series. Prepare for a wild ride with Alex, the best teenage spy in the business.

The deadline for entries is 4pm on Friday 16th July. Download the instructions and entry form to take part.


Keeping your reading group active while social distancing

Are you wondering how your reading group can continue to meet, even while you’re social distancing? With many people at home with family, flatmates or on their own, we know that books are so important to provide comfort, solace and escapism. Staying socially connected, and keeping your regular reading group meetings in your diary, is going to be very important in keeping up morale and supporting everyone’s mental health as we adjust to a new way of living.


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Hive and The Reading Agency

The Reading Agency loves books, in every form, and we know you do too. We love it when people borrow books in every format from their brilliant local libraries. We love it when reading groups get exclusive free proofs from our publisher partners. We love it when readers pick up a pre-loved book from a second-hand bookshop for a song. And we also love it when you buy yourself or someone else a brand new book from a high street bookshop. We also know that buying online is quick and convenient...

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