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

Author of I Am Nefertiti. Join Annemarie Anang for an empowering story-time with her debut children’s book. Sing-a-long with her ukulele and learn about some of the wonderful global instruments in the story.

Author of Danny and the Dream Dog and Setsuko and the Song of the Sea.

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.

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

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

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)

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).

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.

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

Author of My Nanna.

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

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

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

Author and illustrator of The Vanishing Lake, Dodos Are Not Extinct. Illustrator of Here Be Dragons, Hom, The Last Seaweed Pie. Paddy has a range of fun storytime and drawalong workshops.

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

Author of King of the Swamp and The Pet. Catherine’s workshops for EYFS and KS1 1 are full of fun! Catherine reads her stories and then encourages the children to act out different roles and feelings.

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.

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

Author of Welsh Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends. From magical Welsh dragons, to a princess made out of flowers. These are perfect read-aloud stories for younger children.

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 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!

Author of The Queen’s Wardrobe.

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

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.

Author of How To Write A Poem.

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.

Author of Betsy Buglove Saves the Bees, a rhyming, environmental picture book about little people making a big difference. It’s packed full of bee, bug and gardening facts perfect for EYFS and KS1.

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.

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

Author of picture books, including Here Be Dragons, This Book Can Read Your Mind and The Terribly Friendly Fox.

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

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

Author of Scaredy Bat, a picture book about a bat who’s afraid of the light. Also Grandpa Was an Astronaut, Mint Choc Chip at the Market Cafe and Special Delivery. General chats, readings, songs and Q&As.

Author of Early Readers Bug Belly Babysitting Trouble and Bug Belly Froggy Rescue.

Author of Trouble at the Dinosaur Cafe and Walking With My Iguana offering my poetry and percussion show plus readings from my picture books. Particularly enjoy reception sessions.

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.

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.

Author of I Don’t Like Books. Never. Ever. The End. and This Book Has Alpacas And Bears – perfect for storytellling shennanigans.

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.

Author of Amara and the Bats.

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

Author of Never Mess with a Pirate Princess. Offering fun interactive visits. Princess Prue was sweet and fair till PIRATES stole her teddy bear! A mould-breaking heroine for adventure-hungry children.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Author of Moth: An Evolution Story.

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

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

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

Author of 4 novels including A Tiger Too Many; book of original limericks: There Was An Old Fellow From Skye; and more for educational publishers inc 2Simple (Serial Mash), and Buttercup Publishing.

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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