A little bit of kindness and understanding can go a long way. So, to celebrate Empathy Day on 10 June, we've gathered together the best books that explore what it means to be compassionate towards others.
This may come as a surprise, but not every author starts out as one. Many have a variety of jobs before they even think of picking up that pen and putting it to paper. Here, Sam Copeland – author of the hit Charlie Changes into a Chicken series and new book Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything – shares his story.
In Sam Copeland’s new book Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything, young Uma Gnudersonn discovers genius artificial intelligence, Athena, who quite literally knows everything. Test your knowledge against Athena's in our quiz!
Romesh Ranganathan, Clover Stroud, Sam Copeland and more share their tips and tricks for making the best of lockdown with children.
Charlie Changes Into a Chicken is the first book in a side-splitting new series by Sam Copeland and illustrated by Sarah Horne. All about a nine-year-old boy who can’t stop changing into animals, it’s sure to have you squawking with laughter!
Sam Copeland is an author, which has come as something of a shock to him. He is from Manchester and now lives in London with two smelly cats, three smelly children and one relatively clean-smelling wife. He is the author of the bestselling Charlie Changes Into a Chicken (which was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize), its two sequels, Charlie Turns Into a T-Rex and Charlie Morphs Into a Mammoth, and Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything. Despite legal threats, he refuses to stop writing.
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