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Juno Dawson grew up in West Yorkshire, writing imaginary episodes of DOCTOR WHO. She later turned her talent to journalism, interviewing bands before writing for a Brighton newspaper. Until recently, Juno worked as a teacher, specialising in PSHE. She is most proud of her work surrounding anti-bullying and family diversity. In 2014 she became a School Role Model for the charity STONEWALL. In 2015, Juno announced her intention to undergo gender transition and live as a woman.

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Enid Blyton for Everyone!

Enid Blyton's books have been a right of passage for generations of children. She wrote over 600 books and hundreds of short stories, including favourites such as The Famous Five,The Secret Seven, The Magic Faraway Tree, Malory Towers and Noddy.

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Welcome to the World of Donovan Bixley

Have fun with these Donovan Bixley activity sheets!

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Gorgeous Reads

Pamper your soul with these gorgeous reads!

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Roast tomatoes, fennel & chickpeas with preserved lemons & honey

For the tomatoes10 large plum tomatoes1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar1 1/2 tablespoons harissa2 teaspoons caster sugarsea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper

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Super Kids. Super Stories

Super Brave. Super Intelligent. Super Kind. Super Talented. Super Role Models.

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Killer Reads

A mystery with roots in World War Two, a murdered woman who is much more than she seems and a serial killer targeting newly engaged couples.

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Banana, Coffee & Chocolate Chunk Cake

This indulgent Banana, Coffee & Chocolate Chunk Cake has a salted caramel and peanut butter sundae top, satisfying any sweet tooth!

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The time has come to stop beating around the bush

The Wonder Down Under explains everything you ever wanted to know about the vagina but didn't dare ask. Learn the truth about the clitoris' inner life, the menstrual hormone dance and whether the vaginal orgasm really exists. The book helps you understand how different types of contraception work in the body, what a "normal" vulva looks like and how wearing socks can change your sex life.

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