A fresh take on a famous tapestry

If your kids are hooked on children’s illustrator and author Liz Pichon’s Tom Gates books, they will be excited to hear that Liz has teamed up with English Heritage to create a 21st-century version of the Bayeux Tapestry in her inimitable style, celebrating 950 years of history.

Super-Good-Skills-(Almost)Ten key historical events were selected by children, including the Battle of Hastings in 1066, the birth of William Shakespeare in 1564 and the end of the Second World War in 1945, and Liz has reinterpreted them in her graphic style.

Keen eyes might even spot Tom Gates in there somewhere. The tenth piece of the tapestry, depicting the invention of the World Wide Web by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989, is part of a competition open to children, which closes on 30 September.

The winner will be announced on 14 October, to coincide with the official 1066 anniversary.

Find out more about Liz Pichon's Bayeux Tapesty

Perfect prize for little bookworms

If your little ones at Tom Gates book, don't miss the chance to win a copy of the new book, Super Good Skills (Almost), out in October. There are five chances to win and all you have to do is answer the simple question below.

Competition closes at midnight on 31 October. Good luck!