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Food and Children

Whether they’re toddlers or in their teens, children develop a natural preference for the foods they enjoy the most. To encourage healthy eating habits, the challenge is to make nutritious choices appealing.
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Great Inventions and Inventors

Humans are an ingenious species. Though we've been on the planet for a relatively short amount of time (Earth is 4.5 billion years old), modern Homo sapiens have dreamed up and created some amazing, sometimes far-out, things. From the moment someone bashed a rock on the ground to make the first sharp-edged tool, to the debut of the wheel to the development of Mars rovers and the Internet, several key advancements stand out as particularly revolutionary.
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Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton, prolific and highly popular British author of stories, poems, plays, and educational books for children. Her first publication was a poem that appeared in a children’s magazine when she was only 14.
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Jill Murphy

Murphy was born on July 5, 1949, in London. She started making her own illustrated storybooks at the age of 6. She attended art school as a teenager. She later worked with children before becoming a full-time children’s author and illustrator.
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Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell was born in 1962 in Cape Town, South Africa, where his father was a "liberal Anglican vicar" and was opposed to the system of apartheid. Chris displayed artistic talent from an early age and was encouraged in this by his mother. (She gave him paper and pen to keep quiet during his father's sermons.)
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Paula Harrison

Paula Harrison is the best-selling author of more than 40 books including the Kitty series, The Rescue Princesses, and The Secret Rescuers. She has also written the Red Moon Rising trilogy for older readers. She wanted to be a writer from a young age but spent many happy years being a primary school teacher first. She loves sandy beaches and eating popcorn…
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Patrick Ness

Patrick Ness, is an award-winning novelist. He is the author of the Chaos Walking trilogy: The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and the Answer and Monsters of Men. He won the 2012 Carnegie Medal for A Monster Calls
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Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney didn’t grow up wanting to be a children’s author. His dream was to become a newspaper cartoonist. In 1998 Jeff came up with the idea for Diary of a Wimpy Kid, a story about a middle-school weakling named Greg Heffley. Jeff worked on his book for almost eight years before showing it to a publisher in New York.
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Anthony Browne

You don't have to notice the references to Magritte, Rousseau or Van Gogh to realise that Anthony Brown is a genius. It shines out from every page.
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Roald Dahl

Children's author Roald Dahl wrote the kids' classics 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,' 'Matilda' and 'James and the Giant Peach,' among other famous works. After Dahl graduated in 1932, he went on an expedition to Newfoundland. Afterward, he took a job with the Shell Oil Company in Tanzania, Africa, where he remained until 1939. Lusting for yet more adventure, in 1939, Dahl joined the Royal Air Force. After training in Nairobi, Kenya, he became a World War II fighter pilot.
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