Alex English

Children's author, Ghostwriter, Journalist

Available for:
After dinner speaking


07445 260423

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


I am now taking bookings for summer term 2017 onwards and have some availability for Book Week 2018. 

I offer a discount for bookings in the autumn term.

For more details and to download a school visit information pack, please visit my website.

Alex English primary school author visit 1

I live in Reigate and would especially welcome visits in Surrey, Sussex, London and Kent. I also offer virtual visits via Skype.


An unexpected guest

Imagine a yak turned up at your door. Or maybe a polar bear, or a dinosaur! With the aid of a big sack of cuddly props, the children storyboard their own picture books.

Pirates ahoy!

KS1 children learn to "write like a pirate" - how to dig for story treasure, plunder a plot and work with their crew to make their stories even better.

EYFS children craft their own sparkling treasure chests or treasure maps and we write a poem as a class.

Workshop content varies by age, and I am happy to develop something to fit your needs.




For more details and to download a school visit information pack, please visit my website.

Mine Mine Mine said the Porcupine (isbn:978-1848862173)

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Pirates Don't Drive Diggers (isbn:978-1848861732)
Digger-mad Brad is not cut out for a pirate’s life, instead he dreams of life on a building site. When the Salty Dog sets sail, can he prove to Captain Blood that pirates do drive diggers after all?
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Yuck said the Yak (isbn:978-1848861145)
Alfie does not seem too worried when a Yak appears at his house on a bicycle but when the Yak says “Yuck!” to everything that Alfie offers him, he thinks him very rude!
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Yuck said the Yak early reader (isbn:978-1848861763)
A specially adapted version for new readers
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Book Type:
Fiction for children (any age), Picture books

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