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Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge We are thrilled to have three of our books included in this year’s Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge selection. Due to the present COVID-19 social distancing measures, this year’s Summer Reading Challenge will take place on an exciting...

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Five Quills New Website Bookstore

Five Quills New Website Bookstore

Five Quills Independent Children's Book Publisher is excited to announce the opening of its new  Five Quills website bookstore. Our colourful list of children's books includes the complete fairytale-mystery series Sky Private Eye, the ever popular science based...

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Read the Story Behind Al’s Awesome Science

Read the Story Behind Al’s Awesome Science

Jane Clarke tells FCBG readers the story and science behind the Al's Awesome Science series. "Al’s Awesome Science is a young fiction series written by Jane Clarke and illustrated by James Brown. The series follows science-mad twins Al and Lottie as they plan to build...

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Sky Private Eye Meets Cinderella

Sky Private Eye Meets Cinderella

Sky Private Eye and her faithful dog Snuffle are back with a new Fairytale Adventure: Sky Private Eye and the Case of the Sparkly Slipper! Help Sky Private Eye and Snuffle solve this latest mystery featuring a very special Cinderella and her Nasty Sisters! Today is an...

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And They Lived Happily Ever After

And They Lived Happily Ever After

Favourite Fairy Tales Ask someone to tell you the fairy tales they remember from their childhood, and they will likely have an answer within seconds. Here the Five Quills team discuss the stories they grew up with and explore this millennia-spanning genre with...

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A Cinderella Story with Sky Private Eye

A Cinderella Story with Sky Private Eye

The Case of the Sparkly Slipper  Looking at the year ahead, there’s a lot to look forward to at Five Quills HQ. First up, it’s the third instalment of the Sky Private Eye picture book series, out this spring. Sky Private Eye and The Case of the Sparkly Slipper by Jane...

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Five Stars For Five Quills Children’s Books

Five Stars For Five Quills Children’s Books

Sky Private Eye and Al's Awesome Science receive five stars from Toppsta reviewers! Toppsta reviewers give Five Quills children's books Sky Private Eye and Al's Awesome Science five stars.  Their reviewers include children, parents, teachers and a variety of family...

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Sky Private Eye: Reimagining Fairy Tales

Sky Private Eye: Reimagining Fairy Tales

Keeping Ancient Stories Alive Fairy tale legends Little Red Riding Hood and the Gingerbread Man inspired the first two stories in the Sky Private Eye picture book series. Here we explore the origins of these icons and the importance of reimagining fairy tales. Fairy...

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Half Term Baking and Science Activities

Half Term Baking and Science Activities

Half Term Fun with Five Quills Staying at home this half term doesn’t have to mean the TV and tablets go on; there are lots of ways to entertain your kids and bring in some teachable moments. Here are a few fun ideas to keep young minds active and happy. First up, get...

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Sky Private Eye Reviews Round-Up

Sky Private Eye Reviews Round-Up

A Marvellous Collection of Reviews for Sky Private Eye A marvellous collection of reviews for our Sky Private Eye Titles: Sky Private Eye and the Case of the Missing Grandma and Sky Private Eye and the Case of the Runaway Biscuit by Jane Clarke and illustrated by...

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Illustrating Al’s Awesome Science

Illustrating Al’s Awesome Science

Five Quills have just launched a brand new series of fun, messy adventures for younger readers, Al’s Awesome Science. The first book, Egg-speriments! is out now, introducing us to science loving twins Al and Lottie. Beautifully illustrated by James Brown, here he tells us about his process and the stories behind the pictures.

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Al’s Awesome Science | Author Q&A with Jane Clarke

Al’s Awesome Science | Author Q&A with Jane Clarke

Al’s Awesome Science is a new chapter book series for younger readers following the adventures of energetic twins Al and Lottie. The first book in the series, Egg-Speriments! has just hit the shelves. Series author Jane Clarke shares the memories that inspired her and the science behind the books.

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Sky Private Eye Book Reviews

Sky Private Eye Book Reviews

Sky Private Eye | Spring Reviews The release of our very first children's book series Sky Private Eye is around the corner (1 April). We are excited to share this latest round-up of our Sky Private Eye book reviews.  The reviews, by well-known parenting bloggers,...

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Five Quills Represented by Rights People

Five Quills Represented by Rights People

There's exciting news at Five Quills HQ: a new deal with rights agency Rights People. The first international outing for Sky Private Eye picture book series is at Frankfurt Book Fair this week when Five Quills foreign rights will be represented by Caroline Hill-Trevor...

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Sky Private Eye | Illustrator Preview

Sky Private Eye | Illustrator Preview

My most enduring memories of beaches as a child are the colourful shells and pebbles I would find, so I wanted this to feature in the beach scenes. Children’s book illustrator Loretta Schauer gives a little taster of the visual creation behind the soon-to-launch Sky...

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