Charlotte Guillain

Charlotte Guillain

Children's author

http://www.adamandcharlotteguillain.co.uk
charlotteguillain@mac.com
Booking enquiry
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Available for

Commission, Interview, Talk, Workshop

Audiences

Age 5 to 7, Age 7 to 11

Genres

History, Humour, Science, Sport, Travel

Book types

Non-fiction for children, Picture book

Awards

  • The Street Beneath My Feet was on the ALA’s 2018 Notable List and was shortlisted for the UKLA Award 2018.
  • Spaghetti with the Yeti was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and Oscar’s Book Prize and Highly Commended at the Sheffield Children's Book Award.

Organisations

  • The Scattered Authors Society
  • Society of Authors

Details

I write picture books, including Spaghetti with the Yeti, Pizza for Pirates and School for Dads, with my husband Adam Guillain. I often write in rhyming text and love exploring funny ideas! I've also written over 100 non-fiction titles for primary age children on subjects that include biography, sports, art theft, spies, vampires, animals, countries of the world and many other things! The Street Beneath My Feet is a brilliant book to show the children on an author visit as there is so much to explore under the ground!

I can offer an author visit that caters for children across a whole primary school:

I usually focus on a couple of my picture books with Reception and Key Stage 1, getting the children (or teachers!) to join in, dress up and act out parts - this is lots of fun! When we're reading one of George's Amazing Adventures, I can even bring the puppet of George for the children to meet!

For Key Stage 2, I offer non-fiction-based workshops tailored to a range of topics to help children write their own texts. In these workshops, I show the children a selection of my books and talk about how I set about researching a new topic and write my ideas in my own words and for a specific audience. In a longer workshop, I can facilitate the children writing and 'publishing' their own books. I've run non-fiction sessions on space, the Anglo-Saxons, horses in the First World War, rainforest animals and the Paralympics and would be happy to work around your topics if I can.

Please contact me to discuss the type of visit you are looking for – I'd love to hear from you! I'm willing to travel far and wide - including other countries.

 

"I just wanted to say thank you for such a fantastic day. You provided a range of exciting and engaging workshops across so many year groups. Staff were really positive about the workshops, saying how much the children enjoyed them."

Corinne Benham-Smith
Priory Rise School, Milton Keynes

Books by Charlotte Guillain

I love writing all sorts of books, fiction and non-fiction. Here is a small selection.

9781910277683
The Skies Above My Eyes

The Skies Above My Eyes

This non-fiction book takes you on a journey up into the sky, through the layers of the atmosphere and on into space! 
9781784937313
The Street Beneath My Feet

The Street Beneath My Feet

Take a journey down through the layers of the Earth, all the way to the planet's core and out the other side! 
9781405263511
Spaghetti with the Yeti

Spaghetti with the Yeti

A boy called George decides to go and find the yeti - but will he manage to find the mysterious beast and what will it want to eat? 
9781405277495
School for Dads

School for Dads

Has your dad started getting a bit slack? Always late to pick you up, looking at his phone too much? Then you need to get him down to School for Dads right away! And you might learn that he's really a brilliant dad after all . . . 
9781405285254
Molly's Magic Wardrobe: Search for the Fairy Star

Molly's Magic Wardrobe: Search for the Fairy Star

There are so many costumes to choose from in Molly's magic wardrobe. In this adventure, she travels to Fairyland! 
9781405273633
Muffins for Mummies

Muffins for Mummies

George bravely explores the museum at night to find out who has been stealing cakes from the cafe! Was it the mammoth, the knight or the Roman gladiator? Or could the mummy be involved? 
9781405286282
The First Egg Hunt

The First Egg Hunt

Poor Easter Chick works so hard, making everyone's Easter eggs - and then the Easter Bunny gets all the credit! It's time for Chick to hatch a cunning plan. It all goes wrong but turns into the best Easter Day ever! 
9781405273626
Treats for a T-rex

Treats for a T-rex

George and his dog pack some treats and head off - there's an island for them to explore! But what is that shadow that looms overhead? Have they tracked down a real dinosaur? 
9781405273619
Pizza for Pirates

Pizza for Pirates

George, a young explorer, longs to meet a real pirate crew. So he sets sail with a cheesy treat to sustain him on his voyage. 
9781405277143
School Gremlins

School Gremlins

Gremlins have taken over the school and causing all kinds of mayhem! But can they help when it all goes wrong for the children's puppet show? 

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Keywords

ANIMALS ARCHEOLOGY CHILDREN'S AUTHOR DINOSAURS EARLY READERS FICTION FOSSILS FUNNY GEOLOGY HABITATS KEY STAGE 1 KEY STAGE 2 NON-FICTION PICTURE BOOKS PIRATES RESEARCH SKILLS ROCKS SPACE WRITING WORKSHOP