Jason Beresford

Jason Beresford

Children's author, Journalist

Booking enquiry
Jason Beresford - author tools

Available for

Workshop, Talk, Interview


Age 5 to 7, Age 7 to 11



Book types

Fiction for children


I am a children’s author and former primary school teacher and my trilogy of books feature a gang of kids who become superheroes. The Fabulous Four Fish Fingers was published in 2013 (to acclaim from critics, praise from educators and silly giggles from 8 year olds who love jokes about pants). The follow up, Frozen Fish Fingers is set in the Transyldovian mountains and the third book Fish Fingers vs Nuggets features supervillain aliens who are the same size and shape as chicken McNuggets but they wear very tight trousers. I have visited over 300 schools and appeared at umpteen literary festivals.

I have also written a book with an Ancient Egyptian theme called "Yikes! A Mummy's Got My Granny!" published by Caboodle. 

My author visits kick off with a whole school assembly where I perform role play with four children who transform into superheroes and play the ukulele very badly. For the rest of the day I put on interactive writing and drama workshops in classes from Year 2 to Year 6, based around the superhero theme or around Ancient Egypt.

Before I became a writer and teacher, I worked in TV for over 20 years.  I started as a news reporter for the BBC, Tyne Tees TV and for a Japanese broadcaster. I joined a Russian circus, abseiled off Durham Cathedral and interviewed a man who trained worms how to dance. As a TV producer, I reunited the last surviving Oompah Loompas and filmed the party of the year at David Beckham’s house (but spent the whole night stuck in the kitchen). I even got to direct Emmerdale and Coronation Street but it was never as much fun as telling stories to kids.


'If the author wrote any more books about the Fabulous Four Fish Fingers I would buy them all.' The Guardian.

'This is undoubtedly the perfect reading material for both boys and girls aged 7+ - plenty of humour, kids with superpowers (and we all know boys in particular wish they had superpowers) but most of all it has heart.' Lovereading4kids.


'He arrived today and totally swept our pupils away, he is as his books, enthusiastic and completely committed to making the reading experience as enjoyable as possible. During our assembly he had them grinning from ear to ear as he re-enacted scenes from his book.' Christine Brown, Wheelwright Lane Primary School, Ash Green, Warwickshire

"Assembly was amazing and all the staff and children said how much they enjoyed it. Thanks again and we will not hesitate to recommend you." Laura Darley, KS2 Leader, Parklands Primary School, Leeds

"The children had a fabulous time and those that weren't involved in the workshops greatly enjoyed the assembly. I had several teachers see me this morning and one of them said and I quote "Jason is the best author we have had in school." Helen Whiteley, Allerton C of E Primary School, Leeds

'You were amazing, so much energy and whizz, it was great to see the faces of people watching what was going on. You were inspirational and have shown youngsters in Coventry what it is possible they can acheive.' Sorrelle Clements, Library Services Manager, Coventry


Finally, here I am on the ITV Calendar news....


...and performing a song about a villain from my first book called Addicted to Pants!


Event feedback

Thank you so much for visiting us. The children and staff had an amazing day! Jason's wit and enthusiasm captivated us from start to finish - I've not stopped humming his song all week! Would highly recommend.

Louise Jinks (Our Lady Queen of Martyrs)

What a fantastic day! The assembly was very engaging and the children absolutely loved interacting with the story and the characters that Jason brought to life - brilliant! The children all took part in workshops throughout the day and also really enjoyed creating their own characters for their stories. They we still taking about them well afterwards. Thank you for coming to visit us!

Helen Simpson (Bronte House School)

Books by Jason Beresford

The Fabulous Four Fish Fingers

The Fabulous Four Fish Fingers

Four children become superheroes when an elf gives them a wish. They battle the villainous Jumper Jack Flash, the even more villainous Panteater and The Boss who is in more villainous than that and that is very very villainous. 
Yikes! A Mummy's Got My Granny!

Yikes! A Mummy's Got My Granny!

An Ancient Egyptian mummy is running amok and he has kidnapped Stan's donkeys, not to mention his gran! Can best friends Stan and Zoe save the day or will they be left, screaming for their mummies? 
Frozen Fish Fingers

Frozen Fish Fingers

The Fish Fingers are back, on a school trip to Transyldovia. Fun with flying pigs, vampires, beetroot, and a runaway toilet. 
Fish Fingers vs Nuggets

Fish Fingers vs Nuggets

The gang of superhero kids battle aliens who are the same shape and size as chicken nuggets (but who wear very tight trousers.) 

Photos and videos

Jason Beresford - first image
Jason Beresford - first image
Jason Beresford - first image
Jason Beresford - first image