Charlotte Guillain

Charlotte Guillain

Children's author

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

Workshop, Talk, Reading, Interview, Commission a book

Audiences

Age 5 to 7, Age 7 to 11

Genres

Comedy, Fiction, History, Humour, Narrative non-fiction, Non-Fiction, 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

Details

My most popular school visits are centred around my non-fiction titles:

- Take a look at the life cycle of an oak tree and changes to the landscape throughout history with What Did the Tree See? Great for learning about chronology and local history.

- Come on a journey up into space and back with The Skies Above My Eyes. Perfect for exploring as part of a space topic.

- Dig down underground with The Street Beneath My Feet to discover what can be found underground, all the way to the centre of the Earth and back! Just right for a topic on rocks and soils.

- Dive down into the ocean with The Deep Blue, learning about the many and varied living things found in our seas. A great addition to a topic on oceans and seas, as well as a useful stimulus for the children's own writing.

- Want to go on a journey around the globe? The World Around Me is an excellent choice for a visit, taking your children around the world to explore places, cultures and incredible animals and landscapes. Works well as enrichment for geography and RE topics.

- Explore the world's highest peaks and most dramatic volcanoes in Mountains - I can take your children around the world, discovering animals and geological features, along with an emphasis on protecting these beautiful places. Works well with a topic on rocks and soils.

As well as exploring a topic in depth, I can also work with the children on their own non-fiction writing, exploring different approaches and styles. I've written many other non-fiction titles on subjects that include biography, sports, art theft, spies, vampires, the First World War, rainforests and the Paralympics and would be happy to tailor any of my titles to specific topics you are studying in your school.

I've also written many picture books, including The World Book Day Monster, One Banana, Two Bananas and Countdown to Christmas, with my husband Adam Guillain. I often write in rhyming text and love exploring funny ideas! It's always fun to perform these stories to Early Years and KS1 children.

Please contact me to discuss the type of visit you are looking for. Bear in mind, I can also deliver virtual visits on a range of platforms.

 

"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 write all sorts of children's books, both non-fiction and fiction. Here is a small selection.

9781913519018
What Did the Tree See?

What Did the Tree See?

Told in gentle rhyming verse, this non-fiction picture book follows the story of an oak tree on a hilltop as it witnesses life changing around it over the course of hundreds of years. From the time when hunters chased deer through the woodland, to when trees were cleared for farmland, to the smog and factories emerging during the industrial revolution. One majestic oak has seen it all, and now we can too. 
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! 
9780711250055
The Deep Blue

The Deep Blue

Magnificent blue oceans cover most of our precious planet, and withing these vast waters live unexpected treasures. Journey around the world to find the incredible creatures, plants and marine habitats hidden beneath the waves. 
9780711258150
The World Around Me

The World Around Me

Step out of your front door and take a journey around the world. View famous landmarks, experience cultures and travel through vibrant cities, before trekking across breathtaking natural landscapes. There's so much to see on this globetrotting adventure! 
9780711243538
Mountains

Mountains

Magnificent mountains tower above everything, keeping watch over planet Earth. Take a closer look and discover the unexpected treasures these ancient giants hold. 
9781405291859
The World Book Day Monster

The World Book Day Monster

Anna dresses up as her favourite character for World Book Day. But when she goes to school in her monster costume, no one knows what character Anna is supposed to be. Can Anna find someone to share her favourite story with and discover just how much magic is hiding inside a book? 

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Keywords

ANIMALS ARCHEOLOGY CHILDREN'S AUTHOR CHRONOLOGY CONSERVATION CURRICULUM DINOSAURS EARLY READERS FICTION FOSSILS GEOLOGY HABITATS HISTORY KEY STAGE 1 KEY STAGE 2 MOUNTAINS NATURE NON-FICTION OCEANS PICTURE BOOKS RESEARCH SKILLS ROCKS SPACE TREES VIRTUAL WORLD WRITING WORKSHOP