Little Star Writer Finalist in BBC 500 Words Competition

Congratulations to Little Star Writer, Raphaella, who was one of 50 finalists in the BBC 500 Words Competition - out of a whopping 90,000 entries! Her story ‘The Orphan In The Bookshop’ may not have been the overall winner, but we had a wonderful time at Hay Festival, attending

the Chris Evans Breakfast Show for the live final, meeting authors from our sponsors at Random House Children's Books (including John Boyne, author of ‘The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, and Children’s Laureate 2013-2015, Malorie Blackman), chatting to the likes of Michael Palin, Michael Ball, Blue Peter presenter, Barney Harwood, and Harry Potter actor, Oliver Phelps, and getting lots of books signed for the Little Star Writers!

Read Ella’s story here, or click here for more photos.