Nursery & Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4 & 5


Nursery and Key Stage 1 (age 3-7 years)

Offers FREE 15-20 minute sessions Offers longer sessions for a fee

Margaret
Bateson-Hill

Author of Five Little Ducks, This Little Piggy and the prizewinning Folk Tales series

A Bogie

Author of the Happy Hooves series: Ta Dah! & Oh! Oh! Oh!  

Tony Bradman

Author of many picture books and beginner readers - lead author of Project X, the OUP reading scheme  
Burchett and Vogler

Jan Burchett
& Sara Vogler

Authors of Sam Silver Undercover Pirate series (Orion),The Big Radish (Collins Big Cat), The Great Space Race (Fiction Express), A New Home (OUP), Splash Landing (Pets From Space, Orion)

James Carter

Author of Zim Zam Zoom - Zappy Poems to Read Out Loud (Otter-Barry Books), Once Upon a Star / Once Upon a Raindrop / The Big Beyond (Little Tiger Press)   

Jane Clarke

Author of many picture books and reading scheme books including Neon Leon, Gilbert the Great, Chewy Hughie, and the How Too… board book series.

Rebecca Colby

Author of There was a Wee Lassie who Swallowed a Midgie, It's Raining Bats & Frogs and Motor Goose: Rhymes that Go!    

Catherine Cooper

Author of the Hawke & Co books. A real life adventure with lots of fun along the way.  Suitable for upper Key Stage 1. Based on the real adventures of two brothers and their friends.
Karin Celestine

Karin Celestine

Author of the Celestine and the Hare series: Small Finds a Home, Paperboat for Panda, Bertram Likes to Sew, Bert's Garden. Stories of a small act of kindness and craft/eco activities.

Jonathan Emmett

Author of Bringing Down the Moon, The Princess and the Pig, Ruby Flew Too, Pigs Might Fly, The Clockwork Dragon, How the Borks Became, The Santa Trap and many other picture books, pop-up books and early readers.  
Alex English

Alex English

Author of Yuck said the Yak, Pirates Don't Drive Diggers and Mine Mine Mine said the Porcupine.
Julia Golding

Julia Golding

Author of The Queen's Wardrobe.  

Adam & Charlotte Guillain

Authors of the George's Amazing Adventures series, Molly's Magic Wardrobe, The World Book Day Monster, One Banana, Two Bananas and many more.

Alice Hemming

Author of The Leaf Thief, A Gold Star for George and Bibble and the Bubbles, as well as lots of reading scheme books. Themed sessions including seasonal and poetry as well as question time.  

Dion Leonard

Author of Finding Gobi Picture Book. Families everywhere will be delighted by the tale of Gobi and Dion — a little lost dog and the ultramarathon runner who saved her. An engaging picture book.  
Jo Litchfield

Jo Litchfield

Author and illustrator of Bit-Bot and the Blob and model-maker/illustrator for Usborne  
Miriam Moss

Miriam Moss

Author of Doctor Molly's Medicine Case, I Forgot to Say I Love You, Bare Bear, Matty Takes Off, This is the Tree Wibble Wobble, Scritch Scratch, The Snoops, Arctic Song, Smudge & Stripe Series, Jigsaw
Saviour Pirotta

Leyland Perree

Author of Frog on the Log, The Goat That Gloats, Toad's Road Code, The Great Reef Race, Which Witch is Which?, The Unpleasant Tale of the Man-eating Christmas Pudding and The Magic Custard Factory.
Saviour Pirotta

Saviour Pirotta

Author of The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths, The Orchard Book of Grimm's Fairytales, Orchard Ballet Stories for Young Children, Firebird, The Talking Bird and George and the Dragon  

Andy Seed

Author of Interview with a Tiger and The Clue is in the Poo (award winner). Two fun non-fiction books all about animals.

Joshua Seigal

Author of Morris Wants More (Flying Eye), Just Like Me (Flying Eye), Little Lemur Laughing (Bloomsbury). I am able to offer fun poetry readings, as well as readings from my picture books.  

Hannah Shaw

Author & illustrator of Unipiggle The Unicorn Pig: Unicorn Muddle, Dragon Trouble. Picture books such as The Disgusting Sandwich, Bear on a Bike, The World Famous Cheese Shop Break-in.
Chitra Soundar

Chitra Soundar

Author of You're Strong With, You're Safe with Me and You're Snug With Me, Pattan's Pumpkin and Shubh Diwali. Also the author of Manju's Magic Wishes and Tiger Troubles (Purple Band).  
Joe Sheridan

Signed Stories
Joe Sheridan

Joe Sheridan is a British Sign Language storyteller working with Signed Stories. Joe is available for virtual visits to both signing and regular schools and offers stories from a variety of authors.  
Lou Treleaven

Lou Treleaven

Author of picture books The Snowflake Mistake, Not Yet a Yeti, The Knight Who Might and more.

Steve Weatherill

Author of the Baby Goz, Count on Goz. and the Puzzle Tales series  
Clare Helen Welsh

Clare Helen Welsh

Author of Aerodynamics of Biscuits, How Rude!, The Tide and more!  

 

Key Stage 2 (age 7-11 years)

Offers FREE 15-20 minute sessions Offers longer sessions for a fee

Samantha Baines

Author of Harriet versus the Galaxy (Best Children's Books of the year 2019 - ipaper) a hilarious adventure about a little girl with a hearing aid that can translate alien languages.  

Margaret
Bateson-Hill

Author of the Dragon Racer Trilogy and the prizewinning Folk Tales series

Sophia Bennett

Author of the Threads series, The Look, You Don't Know Me and The Castle
Ian Billings

Ian Billings

International kid's stand-up comic, author and CBBC script writer
Chris Bradford

Chris Bradford

Author of the Young Samurai series and Ninja series  

Tony Bradman

Author of Viking Boy, Anglo-Saxon Boy, Revolt Against the Romans, Daisy and the Unknown Warrior, A Bad Day for Jayden, and many other books.  
Burchett and Vogler

Jan Burchett
& Sara Vogler

Authors of Sam Silver Undercover Pirate series (Orion), First Blood (Spy Master series), The Lady Grace Mysteries (Random House)
Stephanie burgis

Stephanie Burgis

Author of The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart, The Girl with the Dragon Heart, and The Princess who Flew with Dragons, as well as the Improper Magick series.  

James Carter

Author of The World's Greatest Space Cadet (Bloomsbury), Weird Wild & Wonderful (Otter-Barry Books), The Story Of The Wolf / Electric Guitar (Big Cat).

 

Jane Clarke

Author of the Dr Kitty Cat and Al's Awesome Science series, and lead writer of Dinosaur Cove.
Karin Celestine

Karin Celestine

Author of the Celestine and the Hare series: Small Finds a Home, Paperboat for Panda, Bertram Likes to Sew, Bert's Garden. Stories of a small act of kindness and craft/eco activities.
Jim Christian

Jim Christian

Author of How to Think Like a Coder: Without Even Trying!

Catherine Cooper

Author of the Jack Brenin series... an extraodinary magical adventure.
Also author of Hanging Gate Hall ~ an Ariadne adventure about a family mystery, lost treasure, and a few pirates!
Kerry Drewery

Ruth Eastham

Author of The Memory Cage, The Messenger Bird, The Jaguar Trials, Arrowhead and The Warrior in the Mist.  

Jonathan Emmett

Author of The Santa Trap, The Clockwork Dragon, Here Be Monsters, The Emperor's New Clones, Doohickey and the Robot and the Captain Comet books.  

Jo Franklin

Author of Help I'm an Alien - Hilarious story of three friends, a misunderstanding and a lot of ice  
Sara Grant

Sara Grant

Author of the action-adventure series Chasing Danger. Sara has inspired, written or edited nearly 100 books for children. She teaches Goldsmiths University’s MA class on writing for children/teens.  

Lorraine Gregory

Author of Mold and the Poison Plot  
Julia Golding

Julia Golding

Author of The Diamond of Drury Lane, The Tigers in the Tower, Jane Austen Investigates, The Companions Quartet and much much more!  

Adam & Charlotte Guillain

Authors of The Skies Above My Eyes, The Street Beneath My Feet, What Did The Tree See, The Bella Balistica series and many more.  

Chris Hallatt Wells

Author of King Bones  
Rachel Hamilton

Rachel Hamilton

Author of The Case of the Exploding Loo  

Alice Hemming

Author of the Arlo, Rose Gold and Dark Unicorn series. Themed sessions including seasonal and poetry as well as question time.  

Sarah Holding

Author of the SeaBEAN trilogy (Medina, 2018), a time travel adventure in the cli-fi or climate fiction genre: one day Alice finds a strange device on the beach on St Kilda ...

Rowena House

Author of The Goose Road, suitable for Year 6 studying World War 1, the war poets, and our shared English and French history.  
Josh Lacey

Josh Lacey

Author of the Grk books and the Dragonsitter series  

Dion Leonard

Author of Finding Gobi Young Adult Book. The incredible true story of Dion running a race across Gobi Desert in China, he didn’t expect he would meet Gobi & go on an incredible journey together.  

Lindsay Littleton

Author of Guardians of the Wild Unicorns, The Titanic Detective Agency, A Pattern of Secrets, The Mixed Up Summer and The Awkward Autumn of Lily McLean.  

Jackie Marchant

Author of the award-winning Dougal Daley series: It’s NOT my Fault!, Where’s my Tarantula? and I’m Phenomena.
Miriam Moss

Miriam Moss

Spectacular starts to topics, readings, discussions, writing workshops.
Author of Jungle Song, This is the Tree, This is the Oasis, This is the Reef, This is the Mountain, The Snoops, Arctic Song
Sarah Mussi

Sarah Mussi

Author of Here be Dragons  

H. S. Norup

Author of The Missing Barbegazi and The Hungry Ghost.

Tom Palmer

Author of Football Academy, Foul Play and Roy of the Rovers.  
Saviour Pirotta

Leyland Perree

Author of The Great Reef Race, Which Witch is Which?, The Unpleasant Tale of the Man-eating Christmas Pudding and The Magic Custard Factory.
Saviour Pirotta

Saviour Pirotta

Author of Mark of the Cyclops: An Ancient Greek Mystery, Secret of the Oracle: An Ancient Greek Mystery and Pirates of Poseidon: An Ancient Greek Mystery  

Emma Rea

Author of My Name is River, an adventure story set in Wales and Brazil. Dylan, a farmer's son, has grand plans which need constant adjustment as reality hits him in the face. Top Dog is the prequel.
R. M. Romero

R. M. Romero

Author of The Dollmaker of Krakow, a fusion of fairy tales, Slavic folklore, and World War II history that illustrates the power of love and the inherent will to survive even in the darkest of times.

Andy Seed

Author of The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff (winner of the Blue Peter Book Award), Wild Facts about Nature and many other non-fiction books which combine facts and humour.

Joshua Seigal

Author of I Don't Like Poetry (Bloomsbury), I Bet I Can Make You Laugh (Bloomsbury), Welcome To My Crazy Life (Bloomsbury), Yuck and Yum (Troika). I am able to offer fun poetry performances and Q&A  

Hannah Shaw

Author & illustrator of Unipiggle The Unicorn Pig: Unicorn Muddle, Dragon Trouble. The Scruffs Series, Stan Stinky books and illustrator of Dick King-Smith's Sophie series among others.
Nikki Sheehan

Nikki Sheehan

Author of Who Framed Klaris Cliff? and Swan Boy. Both books suitable year 5+ Available for short readings, questions, talks on these books, character development, and being a writer
Chitra Soundar

Chitra Soundar

Author of A Dollop of Ghee and a Pot of Wisdom, A Jar of Pickles and a Pinch of Justice and the latest Sona Sharma - Very Best Big Sister.  
Ali Sparkes

Ali Sparkes

Author of SWITCH (Oxford) and Monster Makers (Scholastic) - for age 7-9, The Shapeshifter Series, Unleashed Series, Night Series, Frozen In Time, Dark Summer, Car-Jacked and others  
Colin Stuart

Colin Stuart

Author of Why Space Matters to Me. There are loads of space books, but very few tell kids why they should care about the universe. We look at how weather, food, time and more are all linked to space.  
Julia Suzuki

Julia Suzuki

Author of The Gift of Charms, 1st book in the Dragor series  
Lou Treleaven

Lou Treleaven

Author of the Penpals on Pluto (Letter to Pluto) chapter book series and the middle grade Turns Out I'm an Alien series.

Steve Weatherill

Author of the Crafty History series (BSmall Publishing)

 

Claudia White

Author of middle-grade fantasy novels Aesop's Secret, Key to Kashdune and Servalius Window.  

 

Key Stage 3 (age 11-14 years)

Offers FREE 15-20 minute sessions Offers longer sessions for a fee
R J Anderson

R.J. Anderson

Author of the Knife series and A Pocket Full of Murder

Samantha Baines

Author of Harriet versus the Galaxy (Best Children's Books of the year 2019 - ipaper) a hilarious adventure about a little girl with a hearing aid that can translate alien languages.  

Sophia Bennett

Author of The Look, You Don't Know Me, Love Song (winner of the Romantic Novel of the Year 2017) and Following Ophelia. A look behind the scenes of the glamorous worlds many children aspire to.  
Chris Bradford

Chris Bradford

Author of the Bodyguard series  

Tony Bradman

Author of many stories - mostly historical fiction in recent years. Viking Boy has proved very successful in schools, but I've also written about Anglo-Saxons, Romans, WW1 and 2, the Titanic.  
Stephanie burgis

Stephanie Burgis

Author of The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart, The Girl with the Dragon Heart, and The Princess who Flew with Dragons, as well as the Improper Magick series.  

Perdita & Honor Cargill

Co-authors (Mum & 19 year old daughter) of the Waiting for Callback series (Casting Queen, Take Two and It's A Wrap) - a funny teen series about teen actor-in-training, Elektra James.
Jim Christian

Jim Christian

Author of How to Think Like a Coder: Without Even Trying!

Catherine Cooper

Author of The Book of Dragons, the first companion book to the Jack Brenin sereis. It's a compliation of tales, narrative poems, and exclusive information about dragons! More suited to lower KS3.

Katharine & Elizabeth Corr

Authors of Young Adult fantasy novels The Witch's Kiss trilogy (HarperCollins Children) and A Throne Of Swans duology (Hot Key Books).
Kerry Drewery

Kerry Drewery

Author of A Brighter Fear and A Dream of Lights.  
Kerry Drewery

Ruth Eastham

Author of The Memory Cage, The Messenger Bird, The Jaguar Trials, Arrowhead and The Warrior in the Mist.  
Sara Grant

Sara Grant

Author of the action-adventure series Chasing Danger. Sara has inspired, written or edited nearly 100 books for children. She teaches Goldsmiths University’s MA class on writing for children/teens.  
Julia Golding

Julia Golding

Author (writing as Joss Stirling) of Finding Sky series, Struck series, and many more. As Eve Edwards, WW1 duet, Dusk and Dawn, and Tudor trilogy, The Other Countess etc.  

Chris Hallatt Wells

Author of King Bones.  

Alice Hemming

Author of the Dark Unicorn books. Sessions offered on life as a writer, the writing process and editorial tips.  
Josh Lacey

Sarah Holding

Author of Chameleon (Matador, 2020), a YA cli-fi novel set during the fall of Atlantis about three genetically modified humans. The future of the Earth depends on whether they can find each other ...

Rowena House

Author of The Goose Road, and a short story in War Girls, both focused on the first World War. Cross curricula opportunities for English, History and French studies. Science, too, about Spanish Flu.  
Josh Lacey

Penny Joelson

Author of I Have No Secrets, Girl in the Window and Things the Eye Can't See - thrillers with protagonists who have disabilites/health issues.  
Richard Kurti

Richard Kurti

Author of Monkey Wars, screenwriter for film and TV  
Josh Lacey

Josh Lacey

Author of The Island of Thieves and The Sultan's Tigers  

Kendra Leighton

Author of Glimpse  

Dion Leonard

Author of Finding Gobi Young Adult Book. The incredible true story of Dion running a race across Gobi Desert in China, he didn’t expect he would meet Gobi & go on an incredible journey together.  
Miriam Moss

Nat Luurtsema

Author of Girl Out Of Water and Lou Out Of Luck

Nicola Morgan

Author of Blame My Brain, Positively Teenage, The Teenage Guide to Friends and many other titles for schools to boost wellbeing, health and learning. I offer videos and online Q+A.  

Miriam Moss

Author of Girl on a Plane. Based on the author's own hijack experience. Palestinian guerrillas force Anna's plane to land in the desert. If their demands are not met in 3 days they will blow it up.
Chitra Soundar

Sarah Mussi

Author of Riot, Siege, Bomb, Breakdown, Angel Dust and Here Be Dragons  

Tom Palmer

Author of Armistice Runner, D-Day Dog and After the War.  

Kimberly Pauley

Author of the Sucks to Be Me series, Cat Girl's Day Off and Ask Me  
R. M. Romero

R. M. Romero

Author of The Dollmaker of Krakow, a fusion of fairy tales, Slavic folklore, and World War II history that illustrates the power of love and the inherent will to survive even in the darkest of times.

Joshua Seigal

Author of I Don't Like Poetry (Bloomsbury), I Bet I Can Make You Laugh (Bloomsbury), Welcome To My Crazy Life (Bloomsbury), Yuck and Yum (Troika). I am able to offer fun poetry performances and Q&A  
Nikki Sheehan

Nikki Sheehan

Author of Who Framed Klaris Cliff? and Swan Boy. Both books suitable year 5+ Available for short readings, questions, talks on these books, character development, and being a writer
Alexandra Sheppard

Alexandra Sheppard

Author of Oh My Gods, a funny and warm YA novel about a teen girl living with her chaotic family - who happen to be the Greek gods in disguise. One of The Guardian's 100 Best Holiday Books for 2019.
Darren Simpson

Darren Simpson

Author of Scavengers, a Guardian Best Book of 2019. Darren writes vivid, unruly fiction for children aged 10 or older.
Ali Sparkes

Ali Sparkes

Author of Death By Detention (Coven) - Car-Jacked, Destination Earth and Shapeshifter, Unleashed and Night Series all also suitable for teens.  
Colin Stuart

Colin Stuart

Author of The Big Questions in Science. With 10 years' experience answering tough space questions from the Big Bang and black holes to aliens, time travel and other universes, I offer space Q&A sessions.  
Julia Suzuki

Julia Suzuki

Author of The Gift of Charms, 1st book in the Dragor series  

Claudia White

Author of middle-grade fantasy novels Aesop's Secret, Key to Kashdune and Servalius Window.  

 

Key Stage 4 & 5 (age 14-18 years)

Offers FREE 15-20 minute sessions Offers longer sessions for a fee
R J Anderson

R.J. Anderson

Author of the Ultraviolet

Sophia Bennett

Author of The Look, You Don't Know Me, Love Song (winner of the Romantic Novel of the Year 2017) and Following Ophelia.  I talk about what it takes to set out on a career in the creative industries.

Tony Bradman

Editor of several anthologies about asylum seekers, racism, climate change. Always happy to engage on interesting subjects!  

Perdita &
Honor Cargill

Co-authors (Mum & 19 year old daughter) of the Waiting for Callback series (Casting Queen, Take Two and It's A Wrap) - a funny teen series about teen actor-in-training, Elektra James.
Jim Christian

Jim Christian

Author of How to Think Like a Coder: Without Even Trying!

Katharine &
Elizabeth Corr

Authors of Young Adult fantasy novels The Witch's Kiss trilogy (HarperCollins Children) and A Throne Of Swans duology (Hot Key Books).
Kerry Drewery

Kerry Drewery

Author of A Brighter Fear and A Dream of Lights  
Julia Golding

Julia Golding

Author (as Joss Stirling) of crime and thrillers, Don't Trust Me, The Silence, The Jess Bridges Mysteries, and as Eve Edwards, the romantic comedy, The Summer of Wishful Thinking. Also a screenwriter.  
Josh Lacey

Rowena House

Author of The Goose Road, and a short story in War Girls, both focused on the first World War. Cross curricula opportunities in English, History (WW1) and French studies. Science, too, about Spanish influenza pandemics.  
Richard Kurti

Richard Kurti

Author of Monkey Wars, screenwriter for film and TV  

Kendra Leighton

Author of Glimpse  

Dion Leonard

Author of Finding Gobi. The New York Times, Sunday Times and International Bestseller Finding Gobi: A man, a dog, and the lengths to which love will go to sacrifice for its companion.  

Nicola Morgan

Author of The Teenage Guide to Stress, Blame My Brain, Body Brilliant, Exam Attack and many other titles for schools to boost wellbeing, health and learning. I offer videos and online Q+A.  

Miriam Moss

Author of Girl on a Plane. Based on the author's own hijack experience. Palestinian guerrillas force Anna's plane to land in the desert. If their demands are not met in 3 days they will blow it up.
Chitra Soundar

Sarah Mussi

Author of Riot, Siege and Bomb  

Kimberly Pauley

Author of the Sucks to Be Me series, Cat Girl's Day Off and Ask Me  
R. M. Romero

R. M. Romero

Author of The Dollmaker of Krakow, a fusion of fairy tales, Slavic folklore, and World War II history that illustrates the power of love and the inherent will to survive even in the darkest of times.
Nikki Sheehan

Nikki Sheehan

Author of Goodnight, Boy. Available for short readings, questions, talks on this book, breaking the rules in writing, character development and being writer
Alexandra Sheppard

Alexandra Sheppard

Author of Oh My Gods, a funny and warm YA novel about a teen girl living with her chaotic family - who happen to be the Greek gods in disguise. One of The Guardian's 100 Best Holiday Books for 2019.
Colin Stuart

Colin Stuart

Author of The Big Questions in Science. With 10 years' experience answering tough space questions from the Big Bang and black holes to aliens, time travel and other universes, I offer space Q&A sessions.  

Nursery & Key Stage 1

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Key Stage 4 & 5