Lou Treleaven

Lou Treleaven

Hi! I'm Lou and I love reading and writing books.

http://www.loutreleaven.com
lou.treleaven@sky.com
Booking enquiry
Lou Treleaven - author tools

Available for

Workshop, Talk, Reading, Interview, Commission a book

Audiences

Age 3 to 5, Age 5 to 7, Age 7 to 11

Genres

Comedy, Fiction, Humour, Picture book, Science, Science fiction

Book types

Fiction 5-9, Fiction 8-13, Picture book

Organisations

Details

I write early readers, picture books, junior fiction and middle grade fiction for children. I'm available for school visits, workshops and literary festivals. My picture book The Snowflake Mistake was the CBeebies Bedtime Story on 15 December.  Three of my books have been selected for the Summer Reading Challenge at UK libraries.

School visits

School visits are a great way to get children excited about books. My visits are a mixture of assemblies, workshops and storytelling which you can pick and mix - please see the schools information pack on my website which contains activities, printable resources and everything you need to plan your day.  Just choose the workshops or sessions you would like, or suggest your own.  How about a science-themed day or a creative writing day?  My range of books means that I have something to offer across the whole primary age group.  I love reading aloud and getting children excited about books!

"You were absolutely amazing and we would definitely like to have you back another time! The children all thoroughly enjoyed it and I had very positive feedback from staff too!" Mrs L Wren, St Andrews Lower School, Biggleswade

Thank you so much for the fantastic day and all the preparation you had put into your workshops. Everyone absolutely loved it."  Miss Jezierska, Lyndhurst Prep School, Camberley, Surrey

"Everyone really enjoyed your session - we've had fantastic feedback!" Rachael Rogan, organiser of Bedford Children's Book Festival and owner of Rogan's Books

"Thanks so much for making World Book Day special and so much fun." Mrs S Teague, Caddington Village School, Bedfordshire

"Thank you for the lovely story and craft sessions. Children and families had a great time." Sue Shead, Bedford Central Library

I am based in Bedfordshire but am happy to travel providing travel and accommodation expenses are met.  Due to current restrictions I'm limiting my visits to my local counties of Beds, Herts and Bucks but please note that virtual short visits are available and, if under 20 minutes, are free!

Rates: £300 for full day, £150 for half day plus travel at 45p a mile.

Member of the Society of Authors.

Public Liability Insurance and DBS.

Event feedback

We really enjoyed our visit from Lou. She was incredibly accommodating and agreed to work with all of our year groups. Teachers reported that the children really enjoyed the workshops, and many were so excited about the ideas that she gave them that they wanted to continue writing their stories at home! It was a great day and she inspired us all.

Tessa Hackett (Springmead Primary School)

Lou was fantastic. She had lovely props to help her to tell her story. It was interactive for the children and they were totally engaged in the story. She was mindful if their age and got them involved by teaching them a song. The children loved it. I would highly recommend Lou.

Claire Gear (Stonehill School)

It was fantastic to have Lou in school - she went to all classes from Early Years to Year 4 and engaged with all of the students in a calm and lovely manner. The children loved listening to her stories and joining in with the activities and were excited and inspired to meet a real author!

Eleanor Furze (Southill Lower School)

We were delighted to welcome author Lou Treleaven to Codicote Primary School on Monday 9th March. She spent the morning working with our Early Years and Key Stage 1 children, starting with an assembly and then a series of workshops for classes, based on a number of her books. In the afternoon she read from 'Turns out I'm an Alien' to years 4, 5 and 6 and explained the process of writing a book from the initial idea to publication. The children were totally enthralled and all keen to continue reading the story to find out what happens. Lou was friendly, approachable and engaging - the children loved her and so did all the staff.

Julie Mesher (Codicote Primary School)

Books by Lou Treleaven

I have written sixteen books from picture books to middle grade, including

978-1848864252
Turns Out I'm an Alien

Turns Out I'm an Alien

Jasper’s life is as normal as can be until he discovers his foster parents have been withholding a massive secret from him: he’s actually an alien. Suddenly he’s launched into a crazy outer space adventure with his foster sister, Holly, but the evil Andromedan emperor is closing in. Can Jasper liberate his home planet, the Milky Way and save his parents before the emperor gets there first? 
978-1848864078
The PIrate Who Lost His Name

The PIrate Who Lost His Name

There was once a pirate. A very piratey pirate. He had everything a pirate was supposed to have. The only thing he didn’t have was a name. He’d forgotten it! 
978-1848862319
Letter to Pluto

Letter to Pluto

Jon's teacher starts an interstellar penpal programme. Jon is not impressed as his penpal Straxi is from Pluto, the most boring, smelliest place in the solar system. And what's worse, she's a girl! 
978-1-84886-340-8
Not Yet a Yeti

Not Yet a Yeti

All of George’s family are yetis, except for George. George doesn’t fancy chasing ramblers or luring stray hikers to their doom. Perhaps he has something else in mind? Focusing on family values and being yourself, Not Yet a Yeti is a lovely story that will leave you grinning. 
978-1848862807
Daddy and I

Daddy and I

Saturday is Daddy day and it's time for adventure! A heartwarming story of the power of imagination. 
978-1848862418
The Snugglewump

The Snugglewump

Molly's toys are arguing about which of them is loved best. They all forget Molly's comforter, who goes on a journey and discovers you don't need bells and whistles to be loved. 
978-1848862180
The Snowflake Mistake

The Snowflake Mistake

In a palace above the clouds, a magical machine makes identical snowflakes. When the Snow Queen leaves Princess Ellie in charge, everything goes wrong and Ellie must make less than perfect snowflakes... 
978-1848863187
Homework on Pluto

Homework on Pluto

A holiday to Pluto seems like a well-deserved reward for Jon, considering he has just saved the entire planet. However, with homework arriving from Earth, mad Grans and handbag-stealing blue-headed skwitches to deal with, Jon’s trip might be more eventful than he’d planned! A brilliantly funny sequel to Letter to Pluto. 
978-1848861886
Professor McQuark and the Oojamaflip

Professor McQuark and the Oojamaflip

One day a fantastic idea pops into Professor McQuark's head to create an Oojamaflip but what is one and will it win her first prize at the town science fair? A fast-paced, rhyming tale of wacky invention and determination! 

Keywords

ALIEN CHAPTER BOOK FEMALE HUMOUR INVENTION INVENTIONS LETTER WRITING LETTERS PICTURE BOOK PIRATE PLUTO PRINCESS PROFESSOR QUEEN RHYMES RHYMING SCHOOL SCIENCE SCIENTIST SKYPE SNOW SNOWFLAKE WINTER WORLD BOOK DAY YOUNG FICTION