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

Author of the Knife series and A Pocket Full of Murder.

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.

Author of Pax and the Missing Head. In a divided country, New London defends itself behind a giant wall. Pax has the chance to escape the workhouse and join the elite pupils at Scholastic Parliament.

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.

Author of the Young Samurai series and Ninja series.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Author of Becky Bloomsfield.

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

Author of House on the Edge.

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.

Author of A Brighter Fear and A Dream of Lights.

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

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!

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

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.

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

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.

Author of Nothing Ever Happens Here and Proud of Me (Winner of Little Rebels Award) and Just Like Everyone Else. Themes of friendship, family relationships and LGBTQ+ identities. Interactive sessions, Q&A, readings.

Author of King Bones.

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

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

Author of  The SeaBEAN Trilogy and Chameleon.

Author of Pelagia and marine biologist, Steve will explore the ‘blue frontier’ of the open seas and how we could pioneer and settle them in an environmentally sensitive way in the near future.

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.

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.

Author of The Boy I Am. Confident speaker with workshops on issues and themes from The Boy I Am, and on the craft of writing, suitable for various ages and audiences on a range of topics

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

Author of Zinc. World War 2 and siblings George, John and Eva are each fighting in their own way. Secret agent George parachutes into Slovakia, John breaks codes, Eva is stranded in enemy territory.

Author of Monkey Wars, screenwriter for film and TV.

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

Author of Glimpse.

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 and go on an incredible journey together.

Author of Girl Out Of Water and Lou Out Of Luck.

Author of Embassy of the Dead.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Author of Firebird, White Eagles, and The Last Hawk, easy readers from Barrington Stoke, as well as of Cobalt Squadron, a Star Wars adventure connected with The Last Jedi.

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

Author of The Switching Hour and The Creature Keeper.

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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