Alex English

Alex English

Workshops for EYFS/ KS1/ KS2 - taking bookings from 2021 onwards
Booking enquiry
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Available for

Workshop, Talk, Reading, Interview, Commission a book


Age 3 to 5, Age 5 to 7, Age 7 to 11, Further Education, University, Adult


Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Picture book, Poetry

Book types

Fiction 8-13, Picture book


I am now taking bookings for UK school visits for 2021 onwards, when I will be based in Reigate RH2. 

I am currently based in Paris and can offer virtual visits via Skype during 2020.

I offer a discount for bookings in the autumn and summer terms. Please ask for details!

For more information, please visit my website.


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, KS1 children storyboard their own picture books.

Pirates ahoy!

KS1 and KS2 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.

Books by Alex English

My first fantasy adventure novel for 9-12s, SKY PIRATES: Echo Quickthorn and the Great Beyond, will be published by Simon & Schuster in July 2020. Join Echo and her lizard sidekick, Gilbert, for a thrilling adventure complete with airships, missing mothers, a mechanical dragon and man-eating plants! I also write funny, rhyming picture books, with three published and three forthcoming in 2021/2022.

SKY PIRATES: Echo Quickthorn & the Great Beyond

SKY PIRATES: Echo Quickthorn & the Great Beyond

The first book in an enchanting new series that will take readers on a soaring adventure! 11 year-old Echo Quickthorn has grown up believing that nothing exists outside the Kingdom of Albion, but everything changes when an eccentric professor parks his airship outside her window armed with a map that shows all the magical places that exist beyond the city walls. Together with her pet lizard, Gilbert, Echo sets off on an incredible adventure to find her missing mother; an adventure that will take her to unimaginable places places filled with giant butterflies, mechanical dragons and . . . sky pirates! 
Mine Mine Mine said the Porcupine

Mine Mine Mine said the Porcupine

One day a porcupine comes to stay, but he is a very rude porcupine and doesn't want to share anything. Can Alfie change his mind? 
Pirates Don't Drive Diggers

Pirates Don't Drive Diggers

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? 
Yuck said the Yak

Yuck said the Yak

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! Can Alfie make the yak say 'yum'?