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Children's Authors appearing at Schools

Here are some of the amazing authors visiting Schools Week in 2023

Claire Barker

Books: Picklewitch and Jack series: Picklewitch and Jack and the sea wizard’s secret; A Rabbit Called Wish – latest in the Knitbone Pepper series

Events: Assemblies & Talk
Ages: 7 - 9

Claire Barker
Claire Barker

Claire Barker

Books: Picklewitch and Jack series: Picklewitch and Jack and the sea wizard’s secret; A Rabbit Called Wish – latest in the Knitbone Pepper series

Events: Assemblies & Talk
Ages: 7 - 9

Joseph Coelho

Books: Ten word tiny tales (7+); One Little word, If All the World Were and My Beautiful Voice ( picture books)
One of Joseph’s Laureate projects is Poetry Prompts:

Event: Interactive talk; writing workshop
Ages 4 - 10

Joseph Coelho
Joseph Coelho

Joseph Coelho

Books: Ten word tiny tales (7+); One Little word, If All the World Were and My Beautiful Voice ( picture books)
One of Joseph’s Laureate projects is Poetry Prompts:

Event: Interactive talk; writing workshop
Ages 4 - 10

Steve Cole

Books: Swarm rising; Swarm enemy (with astronaut Tim Peake)
Tin boy; Welcome to Trashland; Stitched up; World burn down ( Dyslexia friendly titles)

Event: Assemblies/talk ( recommended for larger groups)
Ages 9 - 11

Steve Cole
Steve Cole

Steve Cole

Books: Swarm rising; Swarm enemy (with astronaut Tim Peake)
Tin boy; Welcome to Trashland; Stitched up; World burn down ( Dyslexia friendly titles)

Event: Assemblies/talk ( recommended for larger groups)
Ages 9 - 11

Tamsin Cooke

Books: Jungle Curse; Mission Gone Wild; Stunt Double; Cat Burglar 

Event: Assemblies/talk; workshop (up to 30)
Ages: 9 - 11; Year Group: 7 - 9

Tamsin Cooke
Tamsin Cooke

Tamsin Cooke

Books: Jungle Curse; Mission Gone Wild; Stunt Double; Cat Burglar 

Event: Assemblies/talk; workshop (up to 30)
Ages: 9 - 11; Year Group: 7 - 9

Tracey Corderoy

Books: Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam; Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Pirates ahoy!; The story shop: Anchors away! (chapter book)

Event: Talk with larger groups/classroom workshops
Ages 4 - 7

Tracey Corderoy
Tracey Corderoy

Tracey Corderoy

Books: Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam; Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Pirates ahoy!; The story shop: Anchors away! (chapter book)

Event: Talk with larger groups/classroom workshops
Ages 4 - 7

Dave Cousins

Books: My Robot’s gone wild; Is My Teacher a Robot?; A Robot ate my Grandma

Event: talk; writing/drawing workshops
Ages: 8 - 10

Dave Cousins
Dave Cousins

Dave Cousins

Books: My Robot’s gone wild; Is My Teacher a Robot?; A Robot ate my Grandma

Event: talk; writing/drawing workshops
Ages: 8 - 10

Jonny Duddle

Books: The Jolley-Rogers and the Pirate Piper; The Pirates of Scurvy Sands; Gurmorosaurus; The King of Space

Event: Talk with illustration
Ages 5 - 11

Jonny Duddle
Jonny Duddle

Jonny Duddle

Books: The Jolley-Rogers and the Pirate Piper; The Pirates of Scurvy Sands; Gurmorosaurus; The King of Space

Event: Talk with illustration
Ages 5 - 11

Tanya Landman

Books: Midwinter Burning; Meg and Merlin: showing off; Meg and Merlin; running away; Horse Boy ( Yr.6).

Event: Talk
Ages: 8 - 11

Tanya Landman
Tanya Landman

Tanya Landman

Books: Midwinter Burning; Meg and Merlin: showing off; Meg and Merlin; running away; Horse Boy ( Yr.6).

Event: Talk
Ages: 8 - 11

Suzie Laverty

A local author and teacher.

Book: Betty Binoculars

Event: Story sharing activities and craft; creative writing workshop based on Betty Binoculars
Ages 4 - 7

Suzie Laverty
Suzie Laverty

Suzie Laverty

A local author and teacher.

Book: Betty Binoculars

Event: Story sharing activities and craft; creative writing workshop based on Betty Binoculars
Ages 4 - 7

Patrice Lawrence

Books: The elemental detectives; Granny came here on the Empire Windrush

Event: Talk (all size groups); workshop: creating magical monsters ( maximum 20)
Ages: 9 - 11

Patrice Lawrence
Patrice Lawrence

Patrice Lawrence

Books: The elemental detectives; Granny came here on the Empire Windrush

Event: Talk (all size groups); workshop: creating magical monsters ( maximum 20)
Ages: 9 - 11

Gill Lewis

Books: Moonflight; Song of the River; Willow Wildthing and the Swamp Monster; Willow Wildthing and the Shooting Star; Willow Wildthing and the Magic Spell

Events: talk – KS2 Moon Flight; KS1 Willow Wildthing series
Ages 6 – 11

Gill Lewis
Gill Lewis

Gill Lewis

Books: Moonflight; Song of the River; Willow Wildthing and the Swamp Monster; Willow Wildthing and the Shooting Star; Willow Wildthing and the Magic Spell

Events: talk – KS2 Moon Flight; KS1 Willow Wildthing series
Ages 6 – 11

Jenny McLachlan

Books: Stink; Return to Roar; The Battle for Roar; The Land of Roar (1st in series)

Events: Interactive talk; assembly
Ages 8 -11

Jenny McLachlan
Jenny McLachlan

Jenny McLachlan

Books: Stink; Return to Roar; The Battle for Roar; The Land of Roar (1st in series)

Events: Interactive talk; assembly
Ages 8 -11

Layn Marlow

Books: Noah’s Seal; You Make Me Smile; As illustrator: Too small for my Big Bed written by Amber Stewart; A-Twit for A-Twoo by Charlie Farley

Event: Story reading and craft activity (for smaller groups)
Ages 3-6

Layn Marlow
Layn Marlow

Layn Marlow

Books: Noah’s Seal; You Make Me Smile; As illustrator: Too small for my Big Bed written by Amber Stewart; A-Twit for A-Twoo by Charlie Farley

Event: Story reading and craft activity (for smaller groups)
Ages 3-6

Tom Palmer

Books: Resist (9+); Arctic Star; Rocky of the Rovers; Soccer Diaries 1. Books: Resist (9+); Arctic Star; Over the Line.

Event: Talk; history writing workshop
Ages 8 – 11
Year Group 7

Tom Palmer
Tom Palmer

Tom Palmer

Books: Resist (9+); Arctic Star; Rocky of the Rovers; Soccer Diaries 1. Books: Resist (9+); Arctic Star; Over the Line.

Event: Talk; history writing workshop
Ages 8 – 11
Year Group 7

Andy Seed

Books: The Plot Against the Emperor; The Curse of the Tomb Robbers (puzzle adventure); The Clue is in the Poo; Interview with a Kangaroo ( and other marsupials too)

Event: Interactive talk; class workshop
Ages 7 – 11

Andy Seed
Andy Seed

Andy Seed

Books: The Plot Against the Emperor; The Curse of the Tomb Robbers (puzzle adventure); The Clue is in the Poo; Interview with a Kangaroo ( and other marsupials too)

Event: Interactive talk; class workshop
Ages 7 – 11

Leisa Stewart-Sharpe

Books: The Blue Planet I and II; The Beastly Bunch; What a Wonderful World; How Does Chocolate Taste on Everest

Event: Story reading (for younger children); Workshop: KS2.
Ages 4-5 ( 30 minutes); Ages 7 -11

Leisa Stewart-Sharpe
Leisa Stewart-Sharpe

Leisa Stewart-Sharpe

Books: The Blue Planet I and II; The Beastly Bunch; What a Wonderful World; How Does Chocolate Taste on Everest

Event: Story reading (for younger children); Workshop: KS2.
Ages 4-5 ( 30 minutes); Ages 7 -11

Isobel Thomas

Books: The Bedtime Book of Impossible Questions; Moth an evolution story; One Million Insects, 30 Trillion Cells, Exploring the Elements; Full of Life (see workshop details)

Event: Talk: Impossible Questions; workshops (details below)
Ages: 7 - 11

Isobel Thomas
Isobel Thomas

Isobel Thomas

Books: The Bedtime Book of Impossible Questions; Moth an evolution story; One Million Insects, 30 Trillion Cells, Exploring the Elements; Full of Life (see workshop details)

Event: Talk: Impossible Questions; workshops (details below)
Ages: 7 - 11

Nick Toczek

Books: Dragons Are Back; Me And My Poems!; Cats ’n’ Bats ’n’ Slugs ’n’ Bugs; Number, Number, Cut A Cucumber, Voices in my Head.

Event: Performance; poetry workshop (ideal for whole day booking)
Ages: 4 - 11
Year group: 7 - 10

Nick Toczek
Nick Toczek

Nick Toczek

Books: Dragons Are Back; Me And My Poems!; Cats ’n’ Bats ’n’ Slugs ’n’ Bugs; Number, Number, Cut A Cucumber, Voices in my Head.

Event: Performance; poetry workshop (ideal for whole day booking)
Ages: 4 - 11
Year group: 7 - 10

John Townsend

Books: Picture Books: An Owl Goes Hoot! A Lion Goes Roar! (Creature features series) KS2: How Poo can save the World; Life-size Bugs; Beastly Science series: Reptile Robotics; Mammal Mechanics.

Event: Presentations and Workshops
Ages: 5 - 11
Year Group: 7 + SEN

John Townsend
John Townsend

John Townsend

Books: Picture Books: An Owl Goes Hoot! A Lion Goes Roar! (Creature features series) KS2: How Poo can save the World; Life-size Bugs; Beastly Science series: Reptile Robotics; Mammal Mechanics.

Event: Presentations and Workshops
Ages: 5 - 11
Year Group: 7 + SEN

Ross Welford

Books: The Monkey who fell from the Future; The Dog who saved the World; When we got lost in Dreamland; Time travelling with a Hamster

Event: Talk (any size group); workshop – ‘How to write an awesome opening’ (45 minutes)
Ages: 9 - 11

Ross Welford
Ross Welford

Ross Welford

Books: The Monkey who fell from the Future; The Dog who saved the World; When we got lost in Dreamland; Time travelling with a Hamster

Event: Talk (any size group); workshop – ‘How to write an awesome opening’ (45 minutes)
Ages: 9 - 11

Steven Camden

Books: Stand up Ferran Burke ( published 05/23); Everything all at Once; Nobody Real; It’s about Love; Tape; Polar Bear: the second city trilogy (theatre pieces)

Event: poetry and story interactive talks or workshops
Year group: 7 - 11

Steven Camden
Steven Camden

Steven Camden

Books: Stand up Ferran Burke ( published 05/23); Everything all at Once; Nobody Real; It’s about Love; Tape; Polar Bear: the second city trilogy (theatre pieces)

Event: poetry and story interactive talks or workshops
Year group: 7 - 11

Dave Cousins

Books: Charlie Merrick’s misfits ( Yr7); 15 Days without a Head; Waiting for Gonzo

Event: talk; writing and drawing workshops
Year group: 7 - 8

Dave Cousins
Dave Cousins

Dave Cousins

Books: Charlie Merrick’s misfits ( Yr7); 15 Days without a Head; Waiting for Gonzo

Event: talk; writing and drawing workshops
Year group: 7 - 8

Joseph Elliott

Books: The Good Hawk (1st in the Shadow Skye series); The Broken Raven; The Burning Swift

Event: Talk; workshops
Year Group: 7 - 8

Joseph Elliott
Joseph Elliott

Joseph Elliott

Books: The Good Hawk (1st in the Shadow Skye series); The Broken Raven; The Burning Swift

Event: Talk; workshops
Year Group: 7 - 8

Tanya Landman

Books: Jane Eyre; Wuthering Heights; Frankenstein (abridged retellings)

Event: Talk, with questions
Year Group: 12-13

Tanya Landman
Tanya Landman

Tanya Landman

Books: Jane Eyre; Wuthering Heights; Frankenstein (abridged retellings)

Event: Talk, with questions
Year Group: 12-13

Patrice Lawrence

Books: Needle (Yrs. 8 -10); The Elemental Detectives (Yrs. 7-8); Splinters of Sunshine; Orange Boy

Event: Talk; workshops (up to 20 students)
Year group: 7-8/ 8-10

Patrice Lawrence
Patrice Lawrence

Patrice Lawrence

Books: Needle (Yrs. 8 -10); The Elemental Detectives (Yrs. 7-8); Splinters of Sunshine; Orange Boy

Event: Talk; workshops (up to 20 students)
Year group: 7-8/ 8-10

Manjeet Mann

Books: Run, Rebel; The Crossing (YA verse novels); Small’s Big Dream; Whirly Twirly Me (picture books)

Year group: 7 - 13 (novels)
Age: 4 - 7 (picture books)

Manjeet Mann
Manjeet Mann

Manjeet Mann

Books: Run, Rebel; The Crossing (YA verse novels); Small’s Big Dream; Whirly Twirly Me (picture books)

Year group: 7 - 13 (novels)
Age: 4 - 7 (picture books)

Lisa Williamson

Books: First day of my life; All about Mia; The art of being normal; Paper avalanche

Event: Talk; workshops
Year Group: 7 - 11

Lisa Williamson
Lisa Williamson

Lisa Williamson

Books: First day of my life; All about Mia; The art of being normal; Paper avalanche

Event: Talk; workshops
Year Group: 7 - 11

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