I am a science writer, children's book author and journalist for children's science magazines Whizz Pop Bang and The Week Junior Science+Nature. I also write for outreach projects such as Oxford University’s Parents for STEM Futures, inspiring children from diverse backgrounds to pursue science careers.
With more than 150 published titles, there is a book in my repertoire to delight every child, from the lyrical and atmospheric Moth: An Evolution Story and the quirky Little Guides to Great Lives series, to the irreverent Self-Destructing Science activity books. I am a primary school governor and STEM Ambassador, and blog/vlog about primary literacy and science education for Oxford Owl. For grown-up readers, I have contributed to the Writers' and Artists' Yearbook 2018/19.
My talks and workshops
I love running creative, curriculum-linked events for schools, libraries and festivals. I can tailor most workshops to suit ages 4 to 11.
I also run workshops for grown-up writers on planning, writing and pitching non-fiction.
What schools say
“Pupils enjoyed a VIP visit from author Ms Isabel Thomas, on World Book Day, who ran inspirational workshops and activities with the girls. Pre-prep pupils were captivated with story-telling.”
– St Mary’s School, Cambridge
"Thank you so much for your amazing hard work and preparation for the fantastic three events today. It was so lovely to see all the children and teachers enjoying it."
– Little Ealing Primary School, London
“We thoroughly enjoyed having you, and the children (and teachers) had a great time.”
– Kingshott School, Hitchin
“Even some of my reluctant writers have shown renewed enthusiasm for writing since.”
– St Peter’s School, St Albans
I charge £350 per day for an all-day visit (3 or 4 workshops), or £250 for a half-day visit (1 or 2 workshops). If I need to travel for more than one hour from my home in Cambridge, then I also charge for travel.
With more than 150 published titles, there is a book in my repertoire to delight every child, from the critically-acclaimed Moth: An Evolution Story, How to Change the World, and Little Guides to Great Lives, to the irreverent Self-Destructing Science series, to the the Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Stories and Activities titles.