Key Stage 4 & 5

(Age 14-18 years)

The authors and illustrators listed below are available for virtual visits with UK Key Stage 4 and 5 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 Ultraviolet.

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.

Editor of several anthologies about asylum seekers, racism, climate change. Always happy to engage on interesting subjects!

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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.

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

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

Author of 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 (as Joss Stirling) of crime and thrillers, Don’t Trust Me, The Silence, The Jess Bridges Mysteries, and as Eve Edwards, the romantic comedy, The Summer of Wishful Thinking. Also a screenwriter.

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Author of 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 in English, History (WW1) and French studies. Science, too, about Spanish influenza pandemics.

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Author of Monkey Wars, screenwriter for film and TV.

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Author of Glimpse.

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Author of Finding Gobi. The New York Times, Sunday Times and International Bestseller Finding Gobi: A man, a dog, and the lengths to which love will go to sacrifice for its companion.

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

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Author of Fall Out and Gut Feelings.

Author of The Teenage Guide to Stress, Blame My Brain, Body Brilliant, Exam Attack 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 and Bomb.

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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 The Haunting of Lindy Pennyworth.

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 Goodnight, Boy. Available for short readings, questions, talks on this book, breaking the rules in writing, character development and being 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.

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 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 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 2

Age 7-11 years

Key Stage 3

Age 11-14 years

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