Key Stage 2

(Age 7-11 years)

The authors and illustrators listed below are available for virtual visits with UK Key Stage 2 classes.

Check an individual author or illustrator’s listing below to see if they offer free 15-20 minute readings and chats with classes that have read one of their books or longer sessions for a payment. To arrange a virtual visit, click on an author or illustrator’s name to go to their web site where you’ll find book choices, contact details and further information.

Key Stage 2 authors with surnames beginning H to Z are listed on this page.
Click here to view Key Stage 2 authors with surnames A to G

Offers FREE 15-20 minute sessions

Offers longer sessions for a payment

Offers FREE 15-20 minute sessions

Offers longer sessions for a payment

Author of King Bones.

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Author of The Case of the Exploding Loo.

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Author of poetry collections like The Book of Not Entirely Useful Advice, comic novels like the Fizzlebert Stump series, and odder books like The Song from Somewhere Else.

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

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Author of the Clifftoppers series, Murder in Midwinter, Murder at Twilight, Bus Stop Baby, Dear Scarlett, Saving Sophia and The Boy Who Flew.

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Author of How To Write A Poem and The SeaBEAN Trilogy.

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

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Author of The Wild Way Home (Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month) and The Way to Impossible Island (coming very soon) – wild, heartfelt Stone Age adventures

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Author of the Grk books and the Dragonsitter series.

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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.

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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.

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Author of picture books, including Here Be Dragons, This Book Can Read Your Mind and The Terribly Friendly Fox.

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Author of the Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones and Embassy of the Dead.

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Author of Ghostcloud, a soaring adventure with a mixed-race protagonist and themes of courage, hope and finding your voice. I am a trained primary teacher and happy to provide follow-up activities.

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

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Author of Carnegie-nominated Little Bird Flies and Little Bird Lands historical adventures, Catching Falling Stars evacuee novel and St Grizzle’s School series of funny books.

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Author of The Doomspell, Breathe (a ghost story) and Going Home.

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Author of mainly humorous books such as the best-selling, award-winning World of Norm series (Hachette) and Noodle the Doodle (Barrington Stoke). General chats, readings, songs, Q&As.

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Author of Early Readers Bug Belly Babysitting Trouble and Bug Belly Froggy Rescue.

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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.

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Author of Here be Dragons.

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Author of The Missing Barbegazi and The Hungry Ghost.

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

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

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Author of I Don’t Like Books. Never. Ever. The End. and This Book Has Alpacas And Bears – ideal for looking at how to create a picture book. Works super well with Years 3 & 4.

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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.

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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.

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Author of Milton the Mighty and Milton the Megastar – starring the teeniest superhero and his spidery friends, as they tackle arachnophobia, fame, fake news and environmental disaster!

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Author of Do Not Disturb The Dragons, How To Wash a Woolly Mammoth, There’s a Lion in My Cornflakes.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Author of the How to Hide a Lion series and many more picture books.

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Author of Love you Always, What will you dream of tonight?, The Mouse’s Apples and many more, I am a former primary school teacher who loves to explore storytelling with children.

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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.

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Author of dozens of books for KS2 readers including Moth: An Evolution Story, Exploring the Elements, This Book is Not Rubbish, This Book will (Help) Cool the Climate and Fox: A Circle of Life Story.

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

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Author of Out of the Smoke, a gripping adventure set in Victorian London. Follow Billy the chimney sweep as he rises through the ranks of the criminal underworld. Based on the work of Lord Shaftesbury.

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Author of the Crafty History series (BSmall Publishing)

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

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Author of The Great Canal Clean-up (Oxford Reading Tree, Level 12).

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Author of The Switching Hour and The Creature Keeper.

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Author of When the Bell Goes, Odd Socks!, SSSSNAP! Mister Shark, Yuck & Yum etc offering interactive poetry performances, Q&As, poetry writing workshops, virtual book sales/signings etc.

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Nursery & Key Stage 1​

Age 3-7 years

Key Stage 3

Age 11-14 years

Key Stage 4 & 5

Age 14-18 years

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