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The book cover of The Good Thieves, by Katherine Rundell

Our author of the week is Katherine Rundell!

It's the week of World Book Day and our author of the week, Katherine Rundell, is sharing an audiobook of The Good Thieves for you to listen to for FREE! You can also watch an exclusive video about her £1 World Book Day book, Skysteppers, discover her top three children's books, watch a video about The Good Thieves and hear her top reading tips.

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Katherine Rundell | Author of the week

Katherine Rundell's recommended reads

High-Rise Mystery, by Sharna Jackson

This is the first in a series of brilliantly funny, fantastically gripping murder mysteries, in which detectives Nik and Norva go hunting for clues in a tower block of secrets. I have never met a child who doesn't love them.

To Liberty! The Adventures of Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, by Catherine Johnson, illustrated by Rachel Sanson

Johnson breathes wild life into the story of Dumas (father of the famous Alexandre Dumas who was author of The Three Musketeers). His life was astonishing: he grew up in Haiti, was sold into slavery by his own father to pay off gambling debts, re-gained his freedom, and trained to be one of the greatest swordsmen of his age, becoming a champion of the Dragoons and one of the most powerful men in the French army.

Charmed Life, by Diana Wynne Jones

Wynne Jones was, I think, one of the greatest writers for children in the English language. This is a story of mis-used magic, a castle full of wizards and a young boy with nine lives. Her writing is so sharp: more deadpan-witty than any other children's writer I can think of.

Q&A with Katherine Rundell

What is your all-time favourite book?

If you could be a storybook character, who would you be?

What is the best thing about reading?