Age 5 to 7, Age 7 to 11, Age 11 to 14, Age 14 to 16, Adult
Based in St Helens, Merseyside, Rachel writes rhyming picture books and early readers for children aged 3 to 11 (with curriculum links including PSE, Myths & Legends and the Tudors).
ACCOLADES FOR HER WORK:
I Wish I’d Been Born A Unicorn:
•A CBeebies Bedtime Story
•Recommended in The Summer Reading Challenge 2015
•Named in Top Ten bedtime books by The Great British Bookshop
•Listed in Best Books of 2014, (Books for Keeps Bookseller survey)
The Cautionary Tale of The Childe of Hale:
•Finalist for Best Picture Book of 2014 at The Heart of Hawick Children’s Book Awards
Rachel offers interactive sessions to suit KS1, KS2 and EYFS. Rachel is happy to sell books on the day and will deduct any income from books sales from her fee, giving the schools the chance, essentially, of a free visit. Her fees are:
Full day: £195
Travel expenses apply if the school is over 10 miles from Rachel’s home (at a rate of40p per additional mile).
As well as interactive classroom sessions Rachel can deliver larger group sessions and assemblies, sharing the joy of reading and writing, all tailored to the needs and focus of the school.
Rachel will provide a complimentary copy of each of her picture books to the school, and a range of other resources, including colouring sheets and bookmarks, are also available.
WHAT RACHEL SAYS
"The chance to inspre children to love learning, reading and writing is a privilege. I've been running my school visits for 5 years so I know how to get the most out of the time I have with the children, and to make sure the school gets great value and a lasting positive impact."
WHAT TEACHERS SAY
“Rachel was an inspirational visitor to our school. The children were fascinated. She addressed them at just the right level to spark imaginations and prompt lots of questioning and excellent written work. A wonderful day was had by all.” Kate Holden, Lower School
English Co-ordinator,Tower College School
“Rachel’s unique style engages children very well. She comes very
highly recommended from St Helens Libraries!” Kathryn
Boothroyd, Service Development Manager, St Helens Libraries
“Our children had a fabulous time listening to a real life author
read her amazing books... Thank you for sharing your lovely
stories Rachel” Jayne Wrangles, Early Years Leader, Great Sankey Primary School, Warrington
TO ARRANGE A BOOKING
Rachel is available for school visits 5 days a week and can be contacted direct via email or telephone using the details given below.
WORLD BOOK DAY BOOKINGS
Rachel is available for World Book Day 2020 - she is already booked for World Book Day 2018 and 2019 - and is fully booked during World Book Day 'Week' 2018 (26th Feb-2nd March). She has availability w/c 19th Feb and w/c 5th March 2018 - the weeks either side of WBD week.
The Cautionary Tale of The Childe of Hale
For a young giant living in a tiny cottage, an invitation to The Royal Palace seems to good to miss. But can lavish clothes and a big bed make up for everything he leaves behind?
Mucky the horse has no friends, and believes that if he'd been born a Unicorn he'd be more popular. With the help of Owl, Mucky's dream - temporarily - comes true. But he learns that when it comes to true frienship - it's what inside that counts!