Key Stage 3

(Age 11-14 years)

The authors and illustrators listed below are available for virtual visits with UK Key Stage 3 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.

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 the Knife series and A Pocket Full of Murder.

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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 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.

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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 We Can be Heroes, Pop! and I Predict a Riot.

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

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

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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.

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

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Author of the award-winning What’s That in Dog Years and the Carnegie-nominated The Soup Movement. For teen readers, there is The Private Blog of Joe Cowley series.

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Author of A Brighter Fear and A Dream of Lights.

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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 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 (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.

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Author of King Bones.

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

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Author of Murder in Midwinter, Murder at Twilight, Waiting for Murder,  Bus Stop Baby, The Boy Who Flew and Mouse Heart.

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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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 Monkey Wars, screenwriter for film and TV.

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Author of The Island of Thieves and The Sultan’s Tigers.

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Author of Glimpse.

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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 Girl Out Of Water and Lou Out Of Luck.

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Author of Embassy of the Dead.

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Author of Carnegie-nominated Little Bird Flies and Little Bird Lands historical adventures, Catching Falling Stars evacuee novel and The Mystery of Me for reluctant/struggling readers.

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Author of The Doomspell, Breathe (a ghost story) Angel and Savannah Grey.

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Author of Fall Out and Gut Feelings (ages 12-14 years).

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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.

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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.

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

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

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Author of the Sucks to Be Me series, Cat Girl’s Day Off and Ask Me.

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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 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 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 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.

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

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

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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.

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Author of Exploring the Elements, This Book is Not Rubbish and This Book will (Help) Cool the Climate.

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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 2

Age 7-11 years

Key Stage 4 & 5

Age 14-18 years

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