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 fee. 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.

Offers FREE 15-20 minute sessions

Offers longer sessions for a fee

Offers FREE 15-20 minute sessions

Offers longer sessions for a fee

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.

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Author of Through the Mirror Door, a timeslip adventure, and Eloise Undercover, an adventure set during WW2.

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Author of the Knitbone Pepper Ghost Dog series (5 books) and the Picklewitch and Jack series (3 books).

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Author of the best-selling Stitch Head, Skeleton Keys, Spynosaur, Laura Norder, Anna Gain and Dinkin Dings. Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award and the Portsmouth Book Award.

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

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Author of the Threads series, The Look, You Don’t Know Me and The Castle.

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International kid’s stand-up comic, author and CBBC script writer.

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Author of the Young Samurai series and Ninja series.

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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.

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Author of No Ballet Shoes in Syria and Another Twist in the Tale as well as the Somersaults and Dreams books (as Cate Shearwater).

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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Author of Help! I Smell a Monster and Whoa! I Spy a Werewolf, a comedy adventure series with added fur and claws!

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Author of the award-winning What’s That in Dog Years and the Carnegie-nominated The Soup Movement. Other titles include My Embarrassing Dad’s Gone Viral and Make Me Awesome.

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

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Author of the Sky Pirates series for 9-12s.

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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.

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Author of Help I’m an Alien – Hilarious story of three friends, a misunderstanding and a lot of ice.

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Author of over 100 picture books for children, including the best-selling Aliens Love Underpants series of books. I write stories to inspire, gently encourage, entertain and make you laugh out loud!

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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.

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Author of Mold and the Poison Plot.

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

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

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Author of King Bones.

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Author of The Case of the Exploding Loo.

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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 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 …

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

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Author and illustrator of Bug Belly the Frog series. The first title, Bug Belly Babysitting Trouble, was chosen as one of the Silly Squad of books for 2020’s Summer Reading Challenge. For 5-8 years.

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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 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 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 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 Switching Hour and The Creature Keeper.

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Author of, Here Come the Superheroes, Gorilla Ballerina, Yuck & Yum and more, offering interactive comedy 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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