Nursery and Key Stage 1

(Age 3-7 years)

The authors and illustrators listed below are available for virtual visits with UK Nursery and Key Stage 1 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 10 Reasons to Love a Turtle and 23 other children’s nonfiction picture books inspiring children to discover wildlife, science and nature, including Pearson’s Bug Club books.

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Author of Five Little Ducks, This Little Piggy and the prizewinning Folk Tales series.

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Author of many picture books and beginner readers – lead author of Project X, the OUP reading scheme.

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Authors of Sam Silver Undercover Pirate series (Orion),The Big Radish (Collins Big Cat), The Great Space Race (Fiction Express), A New Home (OUP), Splash Landing (Pets From Space, Orion)

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Author of Zim Zam Zoom – Zappy Poems to Read Out Loud (Otter-Barry Books), Once Upon a Star / Once Upon a Raindrop / The Big Beyond (Little Tiger Press).

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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 many picture books and reading scheme books including Neon Leon, Gilbert the Great, Chewy Hughie, and the How Too… board book series.

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Author of There was a Wee Lassie who Swallowed a Midgie, It’s Raining Bats & Frogs and Motor Goose: Rhymes that Go!  

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Author of the Hawke & Co books. A real life adventure with lots of fun along the way.  Suitable for upper Key Stage 1. Based on the real adventures of two brothers and their friends.

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Author of Oh No, Bobo! (illustrated by Laura Watkins) – a gentle introduction to the theme of consent.

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Author of Mr Bunny’s Chocolate Factory, Super Snail, What About the Tooth Fairy?, Steven Seagull Action Hero, Weasels, Nuts in Space and more.

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Author of Bringing Down the Moon, The Princess and the Pig, Ruby Flew Too, The Clockwork Dragon, How the Borks Became, The Santa Trap and many other picture books, pop-up books and early readers.

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Author of Stop That Dinosaur, Yuck said the Yak and Pirates Don’t Drive Diggers.

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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 Queen’s Wardrobe.

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Authors of the George’s Amazing Adventures series, Molly’s Magic Wardrobe, The World Book Day Monster, One Banana, Two Bananas and many more.

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Author of The Leaf Thief, A Gold Star for George and Bibble and the Bubbles, as well as lots of reading scheme books. Themed sessions including seasonal and poetry as well as question time.

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Author and illustrator of the Zoe And Beans series, I Will Love You Anyway, Fred and Mrs Blackhat. My sessions also feature my dad Mick Inkpen’s characters Kipper and Wibbly Pig, who I grew up with.

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Author of Finding Gobi Picture Book. Families everywhere will be delighted by the tale of Gobi and Dion — a little lost dog and the ultramarathon runner who saved her. An engaging picture book.

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Author and illustrator of Bit-Bot and the Blob and model-maker/illustrator for Usborne.

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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 I Can Only Draw Worms and This is NOT a Fairy Tale.

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Author of The Winter Wolf, Going Home and My Friend Twigs.

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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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Author of Doctor Molly’s Medicine Case, I Forgot to Say I Love You,Bare Bear, Matty Takes Off, This is the Tree Wibble Wobble, Scritch Scratch, The Snoops, Arctic Song, Smudge & Stripe Series, Jigsaw.

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Author of Frog on the Log, The Goat That Gloats, Toad’s Road Code, 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 – perfect for storytellling shennanigans.

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Author of The Boy Who Loved Everyone and So You Want To Be An Owl, author and illustrator of King Otter and Pink Lion, illustrator of Wings! and Brian the Brave.

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Author of The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths, The Orchard Book of Grimm’s Fairytales, Orchard Ballet Stories for Young Children, Firebird, The Talking Bird and George and the Dragon.

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Author of 1,2,3, Do The Dinosaur, Goodnight Spaceman, The World Made A Rainbow, The Day The Banana Went Bad.

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Author of Interview with a Tiger and The Clue is in the Poo (award winner). Two fun non-fiction books all about animals.

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Author of Morris Wants More (Flying Eye), Just Like Me (Flying Eye), Little Lemur Laughing (Bloomsbury). I am able to offer fun poetry readings, as well as readings from my picture books.

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Author & illustrator of Unipiggle The Unicorn Pig: Unicorn Muddle, Dragon Trouble. Picture books such as The Disgusting Sandwich, Bear on a Bike, The World Famous Cheese Shop Break-in.

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Author of the How to Hide a Lion series and many more picture books.

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Author of Love you Always, What will you dream of tonight?, The Mouse’s Apples and many more, I am a former primary school teacher who loves to explore storytelling with children.

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Author of Moth: An Evolution Story.

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Author of picture books The Snowflake Mistake, Not Yet a Yeti, The Knight Who Might and more.

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Author of the Baby Goz, Count on Goz. and the Puzzle Tales series.

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Author of Aerodynamics of Biscuits, How Rude!, The Tide and more!

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Author of Odd Socks!, SSSSNAP! Mister Shark and the award-winning Bees in My Bananas, offering interactive comedy poetry performances, Q&As, poetry writing workshops, virtual book sales/signings etc.

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Key Stage 2

Age 7-11 years

Key Stage 3

Age 11-14 years

Key Stage 4 & 5

Age 14-18 years

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