Penguin guest contributor, journalist and bibliophile Lucy Mangan, confesses her sins to literature with the children’s classics she’s not read (yet).

Puffin author, library lover, and lifelong Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland fan, Cathy Cassidy, on how 150 years on, Alice’s story is relevant to girls today.

Etta and Otto and Russell and James author Emma Hooper shares her top five brilliant, inspiring, memorable and daring characters (aka: a short list of the women in fiction she want(ed) to be).

Samantha Ellis, author of How to be a Heroine, is fully aware of the importance of strong female role-models within the literary canon. So much so, that she’s written a book on the subject. Here she talks us through five of her favourites, from Anne of Green Gables to Scarlett O’Hara.

We’re delighted to introduce our new guest contributor; journalist, author and self proclaimed Puffin, Lucy Mangan. Lucy will be sharing her memories from her favourite children’s books and the experience of rediscovering them as an adult and a parent and more throughout 2015, exclusively for the Penguin Blog. We for one can’t wait.

Although maybe not the most celebrated Christmas tradition, for us it’s up there with carol concerts and leaving a mince pie for Santa in the merry making stakes. Come December, we’re always poised, highlighter in hand to plan our Christmas viewing with our bumper edition Radio Times. This year is particularly exciting, with lots of our bookish chums making their big screen debuts. Here’s what we’ll be reading, and watching this Yuletide.

What do you get when you combine timeless children’s stories, brand new illustrators, and one rather mischievous little bird? A Puffin Book!

Designer Tom Sanderson tells us the story behind the twenty new covers that make up the collection.

On the day of the release of the ninth Wimpy Kid diary, we asked Jeff Kinney, creator of The Wimpy Kid for an exclusive interview. He did one better and had a tête–à–tête with Greg Heffley AKA The Wimpy Kid about what it’s like being the most famous kid in the playground.

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Jeremy Strong 100 books

This year Puffin author Jeremy Strong published his 100th book: KIDNAPPED!: The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour-Dog’s Sizzling Summer (quite a title we’re sure you’ll agree). From ‘My Brother’s Famous Bottom’ to the exploits of Streaker, the hundred-mile-an-hour-dog, he’s been tickling the bookshelves with his trademark wit and all round bombastic silliness for years.

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Marcus Sedgwick, author of The Spear of Destiny featuring the third doctor, writes for us on the eve of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary on his fond memories of the show in its earlier years.