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Creative writing

Creative writing

Are you a budding David Walliams or the next J. K. Rowling? Find top tips, videos, activities, and books to help unleash your inner author.

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My Best Short Story in 500 Words

My Best Short Story in 500 Words

A must-have write-in book for kids to put down their ideas, set the scene, choose their characters and craft their best short story in 500 words. With colourful illustrations throughout, it has prompts and ideas for building plot, action, characters and scenes. It also has suggestions for beginnings and endings to help children who are looking for a starting point.

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Roald Dahl: Giant wanted

Roald Dahl: Giant wanted

Draw a picture of a murderful giant and label its body parts – from its foulsome teeth to its thirstbloody eyes…

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Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary (Hardback)

Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary (Hardback)

This is not an ordinary dictionary. Lots of dictionaries tell you what an ‘alligator’ is, or how to spell ‘balloon’, but they won’t explain the difference between a ‘ringbeller’ and a ‘trogglehumper’. All the words that Roald Dahl invented are here, with real citations from Roald Dahl’s children’s books and illustrations by Quentin Blake, to inspire and encourage young writers and readers.

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How to Write Your Best Story Ever!

How to Write Your Best Story Ever!

Ideal for children wanting to enter story writing competitions! This is a humorous and authoritative book that will awaken the author in every child, unlocking their story ideas and giving them hints and tips to create their own stories.

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How To Be A Young #Writer

How To Be A Young #Writer

Created to inspire and guide budding writers, this book covers tips and advice for plot, characterisation, world-building, tone, editing, and much more to turn initial ideas into powerful stories.

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Roald Dahl’s Rotsome & Repulsant Words

Roald Dahl’s Rotsome & Repulsant Words

Cheeky chiddlers will love foxing grown-ups with Roald Dahl’s mischievously insulting language. Plus get ready to be goose-gruggled and fluckgungled by the raft of snippets of serious language facts they will learn too. This little book is full of vermicious tips, definitions and examples from the World’s No.1 storyteller.

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Roald Dahl: Words of Magical Mischief

Roald Dahl: Words of Magical Mischief

This little hardback is full of Roald Dahl’s most magical language as well as a raft of snippets of serious language facts for cheeky chiddlers. This little book is full of bewitching tips, definitions and examples from the World’s No.1 storyteller.

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Oxford Roald Dahl Thesaurus

Oxford Roald Dahl Thesaurus

This is a real thesaurus for all chiddlers and even some adult human beans. It features hundreds of spliffling words used and created by the world’s best storyteller, Roald Dahl, together with useful synonyms, related words and phrases, idioms and word origins.

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