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Creative writing

Creative writing is a great way of helping children to stretch their imaginations, whilst also developing key literacy skills. This series of creative writing guides for ages 7-11+ from Oxford Children’s Dictionaries and children’s author Christopher Edge, are packed with practical tips to awaken your child’s inner author.

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How to Write Your Best Story Ever!
From how to overcome writer’s block to what words to use to best effect, How to Write your Best Story Ever! is designed to help all children unlock their story ideas and write their own best ever stories.

Packed with entertaining illustrations that will inspire your child, this book is filled with tips on how to write in particular genres, create exciting characters, and write powerful sentences using metaphors, similes, and idioms.

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Write Your Best Story Ever! Notebook

A must-have notebook to unlock the imagination and inspire children to start writing. Full of great hints and tips, and activity pages for jotting down words, sketching characters, and writing in stories. A perfect companion to How To Write Your Best Story Ever!

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How To Be A Young #Writer

Designed for older writers aged 11+, this book will help children learn to craft brilliant stories, create believable characters, write powerful endings and much more. Packed with practical tips and insider advice from published authors, this guide opens up the secrets of how to write well and guides young writers all the way through from beating the fear of the blank page and learning to edit their work, to how to get other people reading their stories.

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Writing tips and advice

On our Encouraging writing page, author Christopher Edge shares his top 10 tips to get your child writing, whilst free activity sheets will give you a practical starting point from which to help your child discover their inner author.

Support your child’s writing, visit our Encouraging writing page.