Heather Butler

Heather Butler

Children's author

http://www.heatherbutler.info
enquiries@heatherbutler.info
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Available for

Educational, General enquiry, Talk, Workshop

Audiences

Age 3 to 5, Age 5 to 7, Age 7 to 11, Age 11 to 14, Age 14 to 16, Age 16 to 18+, Adult

Genres

Fiction

Book types

Fiction for children

Awards

  • Us Minus Mum was long listed for the Carnegie Medal, won an award from the UK LIteracy Association & was short listed for several other competitions.

Organisations

  • Authors Abroad
  • National Association of Writers in Education

Details

I love visiting schools! I taught for over 30 years (latterly part-time) and have fulfilled writer-in-residences, including a Creative Partnership residency in Tower Hamlets and writing workshops in schools in Poland, Croatia and Florida. 

My favourite thing is creating communal stories with whole key stages. Children vote on the plot line I help them develop. My style is to be very interactive with children, dropping in 'top tips for writing' amidst lots of laughter and child-centred ideas. With the community's story as a stimulus, children then return to class bases to create their own stories while I lead workshops talking about writing, my books and where I get ideas from; followed by questions from the floor. I always talk the day through before I come to make sure it's the best day possible for your school. 

I've spoken on BBC's Woman's Hour and national conferences for librarians, the National Association of Writers in Education and Child Bereavement UK.  

Check out www.heatherbutler.info for further details. 

Based in Amersham, I'll visit anywhere - in the UK or abroad. I have Public Liability Insurance, love meeting new people and charge in line with the Society of Authors rates. 

Books

I have written over 30 books including Us Minus Mum (which picked up an award from UK Literacy Association and was long listed for Carnegie).

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The Milkshake Detectives

The Milkshake Detectives

 Charlie and Julia are certain that the sleepy village of Peddle-Worth must contain some mysteries for their brand new agency - The Milkshake Detectives - to solve. All they need to do is find them! 
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Us Minus Mum

Us Minus Mum

 George and Theo's Mum is brilliant, but she's ill and the boys have to keep her smiling. This is both a sad and funny book. 

Keywords

AUTHOR AWARD WINNING CREATIVE INSET SCHOOL STAFF DEVELOPMENT STORIES STORY TEACHER VISIT WRITER WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE WRITING