Stuart Reid is one of the busiest children’s authors in Britain, performing at 2,000 schools, libraries and book festivals throughout the UK, Ireland, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, India and at the Adelaide Fringe in the last seven years. He has written eight books and has hosted over 250 book events at the Edinburgh Fringe. His book events are designed to engage & inspire children, especially boys and reluctant readers, to want to love reading, and Stuart’s largest live audience was 800 pupils aged between 5 and 11 years old. Stuart’s presentations are enthusiastic and inspirational; engaging pupils with audience participation, fun and energy. They are yucky, funny, imaginative and exciting enough to engage even the most reluctant of readers, yet with a stretching vocabulary that suits more developed children. His school presentations focus on the joys of reading and how brilliant books can be, as well as talking about recycling, alternative energy and even career advice.