Exploring writing with Katherine Rundell

Katherine Rundell is a bestselling author of five children’s novels, and she has won several awards including the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award. Watch the videos she has shared as part of our 'Author of the Week' series below.

Read the first chapter

Download the first chapter of Rooftoppers below to find out what happens next in the story.

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Katherine Rundell's writing tips

Have you every wanted to write a story but felt stuck for ideas? Watch the video below to find out Katherine's top tip.

Things to read and do

  • The Good Thieves

    Discover The Good Thieves

    Watch Katherine Rundell introduce her most recent book, The Good Thieves.
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  • Katherine Rundell

    Researching a novel

    Watch Katherine talk about how she learned to trapeze as part of her research for The Good Thieves.
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    Watch an extract

    Watch Katherine read an extract from The Good Thieves.
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Read the first chapter of The Good Thieves

Find out how Vita’s journey begins, by downloading the first chapter of The Good Thieves.

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You can also listen to the first chapter as an audiofile below.

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The Good Thieves

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