Charlotte Guillain

Children's author

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Spaghetti with the Yeti has been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Sheffield Book Award, the Portsmouth Book Award, the Evening Standard Oscar's First Book Prize, the Stockport Book Award and the Oldham Brilliant Books Award.

5-7 (Key stage 1), 8-11 (Key stage 2), 5-11 (Key stages 1 and 2)


I write picture books, including Spaghetti with the Yeti, Pizza for Pirates and School for Dads, with my husband Adam Guillain. I often write in rhyming text and love exploring silly ideas! I've also written over 100 non-fiction titles for primary age children on subjects that include biography, sports, art theft, spies, vampires, animals, countries of the world and many other things!

I can offer an author visit that caters for children across a whole primary school. I usually focus on one of my picture books with Reception and Key Stage 1, getting the children to join in and act out parts - this is lots of fun! For Key Stage 2, I offer non-fiction based workshops tailored to a range of topics to help children write their own texts. In these workshops I show the children a selection of my books and talk about how I set about researching a new topic and write my ideas in my own words and for a specific audience. In a longer workshop, I can facilitate the children writing and 'publishing' their own books.

Please contact me to discuss the type of visit you are looking for – I'd love to hear from you!

"I just wanted to say thank you for such a fantastic day. You provided a range of exciting and engaging workshops across so many year groups. Staff were really positive about the workshops, saying how much the children enjoyed them."

Corinne Benham-Smith
Priory Rise School, Milton Keynes

I love writing all sorts of books, fiction and non-fiction. Here is a small selection.
The Street Beneath My Feet (isbn:9781784937313)
Take a journey down through the layers of the Earth, all the way to the planet's core and out the other side!
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Spaghetti with the Yeti (isbn:9781405263511)
A boy called George decides to go and find the yeti - but will he manage to find the mysterious beast and what will it want to eat?
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The Pirate Pie Ship (isbn:9781445107738)
The Planktown Pirates are tired of looking for treasure and fighting other pirate crews. So they try selling pies instead...
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School for Dads (isbn:9781405277495)
Has your dad started getting a bit slack? Always late to pick you up, looking at his phone too much? Then you need to get him down to School for Dads right away! And you might learn that he's really a brilliant dad after all . . .
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Pandarella (isbn:9781406251166)
The story of Cinderella with animals in the starring roles!
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Cats (isbn:9781406249569)
Look inside a cat's family album to find out about wild and pet cats and all the different breeds.
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My First Book of Transport (isbn:9781408178195)
Can you identify the different types of transport from around the world in this book?
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The Three Frilly Goats Fluff (isbn:9781445106717)
In this classic twist on the traditional fairy tale, meet three fashionista goats. They love all things frilly. But will the troll share their passion for fashion?
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Pizza for Pirates (isbn:9781405273619)
George, a young explorer, longs to meet a real pirate crew. So he sets sail with a cheesy treat to sustain him on his voyage.
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The Last War Horses (isbn:9780007498475)
What was life like for horses at the front during World War I?
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Society of Authors
The Scattered Authors Society

Other search criteria:

Geography and Travel, History and Biography, Humour, Science and Technology, Sport

Book Type:
Non fiction for children, Fiction for children (any age), Picture books, Fiction 5-9, Educational books

fossils, geology, archeology, rocks, animals, habitats, pirates, dinosaurs, space, picture books, early readers, non-fiction, fiction, funny, children's author, key stage 1, key stage 2, research skills, writing workshop