It might not be snowing yet, and you may have to work until the 24th, but you can still get into the festive spirit early with our selection of Christmas and holiday-related reads.
Although some of these books may take place in icy lands, the characters and adventures are sure to thaw even the most frozen of reading hearts.
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Sir Terry Pratchett’s favourite drink was a banana daiquiri, so to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Carpet People and Pratchett’s birthday on 28 April, we’re making a terrific banana milkshake to toast the occasions!
New to audiobooks? Get started with this list of 10 tales that include some well-loved classics. They’ll make reading a listen-aloud adventure!
Whether it’s battling otherworldly aliens, embarking on a heroic quest, or hacking into mainframes, these awesome books are the perfect companions to some of your favourite computer games. Now, time to put down the controller…
Want a break from reality? We don't have a magic wand, but these fantasy fiction series – from Terry's Pratchett's Discworld to Katherine Arden's take on medieval Russia – will transport you to faraway lands.
This year hasn’t exactly been the best year for the adventurous among us, has it? Trips, explorations and mind-blowing ventures have all been put on hold. Luckily, Terry Pratchett's brand new compendium of short stories, The Time-travelling Caveman, illustrated by Mark Beech, is bursting to the brim with ideas for your next out-of-this-world adventure. Find out which one you should go on!
Victorian London; a mysterious metropolis blanketed in fog, made up of an eclectic mix of people playing the part that life has assigned them...
The late great Terry Pratchett left an extraordinary reading legacy behind. His legendary fantasy stories have been casting spells over young readers for years and years...
Discover the six life lessons authors, fans and long-time friends of Terry have learnt from reading Sir Terry Pratchett's books
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Get the party started with a batch of bewitching star cookies. Witches and wizards will hoover up these tasty star cookies inspired by The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner by Terry Pratchett.
The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents is a rollicking adventure by Terry Pratchett, involving magic and adventure. But hidden underneath the story of Maurice are seven secret references to some of the best stories ever written…
Johnny Maxwell is just an ordinary boy - not smart, popular or rich. But he does love video games. Here are three things to know about Terry Pratchett's hero - there's aliens, a rather strange bunch of kids, ghosts and a time travel!
Johnny Maxwell is on an adventure to save an alien race! Take our quiz to test your knowledge of Only You Can Save Mankind. And if you’ve not read it yet why not try and see if you can predict the hilarious answers.
Dive into the fantastically funny world of Terry Pratchett for a festive treat like no other.
Through his books and campaigning, Sir Terry Pratchett inspired us to celebrate the best in ourselves, and strive to be even better. This week his fans have been sharing ideas on how to Be More Terry - here are some of our favourites.
On April 28 Terry Pratchett would have celebrated his 69th birthday. To mark the special day, we're remembering the many life lessons learned from the characters of Discworld
Illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson draws an illustration from The Wee Free Man, the fantastically funny adventure from master storyteller, Terry Pratchett.
Tiffany wants to be a witch when she grows up. A proper one, with a pointy hat. And flying, she’s always dreamed of flying (though it’s cold up there, you have to wear really thick pants, two layers). Read an extract from The Wee Free Men, the first book in the Tiffany Aching series by Terry Pratchett.
Dave Rudden, author of Knights of the Borrowed Dark series (and Terry Pratchett super-fan) chats doodling, dragons, breaking the rules and his five favourite Terry Pratchett novels – and of course, why you should read them.
Meet Tiffany and the Wee Free Men. Tiffany wants to be a witch, and the Wee Free Men, are, well - a horde of unruly fairies. Together they are the brave new heroes in The Wee Free Men, a spellbinding story from Terry Pratchett. Full of fierce, flying elves, deadly dogs and not forgetting the evil Queen of the Fairies, Tiffany and the Wee Free Men must battle it out to bring Tiffany’s brother home. Here’s everything you need to know about them.
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Dress up as a crazy, colourful witch using this fun DIY costume, inspired by Terry Pratchett's tale The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner.
It's been nearly three years since his untimely death, but the brilliant words of Terry Pratchett live on. Here are 7 of our favourite quotes from Seriously Funny: The Endlessly Quotable Terry Pratchett.
Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015. terrypratchettbooks.com
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