Charlotte Guillain

Children's author

Charlotte Guillain
Booking enquiry

Available for

Commission, Interview, Talk, Workshop

Website

http://www.adamandcharlotteguillain.co.uk

Contact

charlotteguillain@mac.com

Audiences

  • Age 5 to 7 (KS1)
  • Age 7 to 11 (KS2)

Awards

  • Spaghetti with the Yeti has been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize
  • the Stockport Book Award and the Oldham Brilliant Books Award.
  • the Evening Standard Oscar's First Book Prize
  • the Portsmouth Book Award
  • the Sheffield Book Award

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 silly 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!

I can offer an author visit that caters for children across a whole primary school. I usually focus on one of my picture books with Reception and Key Stage 1, getting the children to join in and act out parts - this is lots of fun! 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.

Please contact me to discuss the type of visit you are looking for – I'd love to hear from you!

"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

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

9781784937313

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

 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? 
9781445107738

The Pirate Pie Ship

 The Planktown Pirates are tired of looking for treasure and fighting other pirate crews. So they try selling pies instead... 
9781405277495

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 . . . 
9781406251166

Pandarella

 The story of Cinderella with animals in the starring roles! 
9781406249569

Cats

 Look inside a cat's family album to find out about wild and pet cats and all the different breeds. 
9781408178195

My First Book of Transport

 Can you identify the different types of transport from around the world in this book? 
9781445106717

The Three Frilly Goats Fluff

 In this classic twist on the traditional fairy tale, meet three fashionista goats. They love all things frilly. But will the troll share their passion for fashion? 
9781405273619

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. 
9780007498475

The Last War Horses

 What was life like for horses at the front during World War I? 

Genres

  • Travel
  • History
  • Humour
  • Science
  • Sport

Organisations

  • The Scattered Authors Society
  • Society of Authors

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

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