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

Offers FREE 15-20 minute sessions

Offers longer sessions for a payment

Author of Orange for Sunsets, a soaring tale of empathy, hope, and resilience, as two best friends living under Ugandan President Amin’s divisive rule must examine where – and who – they call home.

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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 Setsuko and the Song of the Sea.

Author of The Story of Climate Change and 23 other children’s nonfiction picture books inspiring conversation and curiosity about science and our environment, to spark creative projects and action.

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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 Princess BMX – the hilarious upside down adventure that brings the fairy tale bang up to date. Get ready for some extreme adventurous fun!

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.

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).

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

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 A Pocketful of Stars, a magical contemporary about grief and belonging. Most recently published the Moonchild duology, a fantasy adventure with magic centred on emotions.

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Author and illustrator of The Accidental Diary of B.U.G. series – contemporary, inclusive, accessible comedies certain to make everyone laugh out loud!

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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.

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!

Author of Will’s War.

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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!

Author of House on the Edge.

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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 dark comedy series, Mort the Meek and Jim Reaper, as well as animal adventure series, Little Animal Rescue for younger middle-grade readers.

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Author of Knighthood for Beginners, Wizarding for Beginners, King Dave: Royalty for Beginners.

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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 Nen and the Lonely Fisherman (Owlet Press) and Violet’s Tempest (Lantana).

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Author of King of the Swamp and The PetCatherine’s workshops for KS2 focus on storytelling, and how to write either ‘Brilliant Beginnings, Middles and Endings’, or ‘How to Create Cracking Characters’

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

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Author of The Accidental Pirates duo, Mirror Magic and Storm Hound. Fast-paced, exciting and funny fantasy adventures for confident readers.

Author and illustrator of the I Can Draw series of step-by-step drawing books featuring characters based on simple shapes such as wild animals, pets, unicorns, robots and more!

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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 Darwin’s Dragons. Victorians, famous figures, science, natural history and evolution, animal welfare, conservation, writing tips process and inspiration. Includes PowerPoint, interactive.

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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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Author of Just Like Me; 40 neurologically and physically diverse people who broke stereotypes.
Online readings, neurodiversity talks, presentations and Q&A sessions available.

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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Age 3-7 years

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Age 11-14 years

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