Shoo Rayner

Shoo Rayner

Best-selling children's author/illustrator

http://www.shoorayner.com/SchoolVisits
shoo@shoorayner.com
07976 669334
Booking enquiry
Shoo Rayner - author tools

Available for

Commission, Educational, General enquiry, Reading, Talk, Workshop

Audiences

Age 5 to 7, Age 7 to 11, Adult

Genres

Adventure, Art, Comedy, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical fiction, History, Humour, Legend, Mystery, Mythology

Book types

Fiction for children, Non-fiction for children

Details

“…it was a brilliant day which the children and adults loved!”

I'm an author, storyteller, illustrator and YouTube creator having written and illustrated over two hundred books that span the ability and interest of primary school children. IO' have visited hundreds of schools, worldwide, so I have a huge amount of experience fitting in with themes, curricula and timetables - I understand that flexibility is the keyword in a primary school day! I like to think that in me you will have a safe pair of hands to make your day a success, enthusing children to read, draw and write.

I have two successful drawing channels on YouTube Shoo Rayner Drawing and Drawstuffrealeasy where I show how to draw just about anything. Love showing children (and adults!) how to draw. The drawings often become first drafts that enthuse reluctant writers to fill the page with writing around the illustration.

I've written many series books like The Ginger Ninja    -    Viking Vik    -     Ricky Rocket    -    Axel Storm    -    Olympia 

My more recent trilogy is for upper primary - Dragon Gold - Dragon White & Dragon Red and coming in January - Walker  - The boy who can speak to dogs.

My latest picture book, Pandora: The most Curious Girl in the World, is proving to be a great favourite in schools, for both drawing and story starting - How curious are you? What would be in your box? As well as adding a new slant on the ancient Greek Myth.

My preferred day starts with a 20 minute whole school introduction assembly, followed by three one hour story/illustration workshops. I choose one of my books to suit the children, or a curriculum theme you are working on, talk about the book and its creation and perform it. I show the children how I draw the characters and show them how to draw it too - have pencils and paper ready! (Schools are always amazed by the results of these drawings!)

I have visited a lot of schools, so I have learned to be very adaptable. If you have other ideas or a particular project you would like me to be involved in, please feel free contact me.

For a successful author visit to your school, call Shoo now on 07976 669334‬ or email shoo@shoorayner.com

Books by Shoo Rayner

I have written and illustrated over 200 books across the primary age range and Illustrated over 80 titles for other authors including Rose Impey and Michael Morpurgo's MudPuddle farm series. Early readers: Ricky Rocket, Viking Vik, Roman Brit, Olympia, The Just So Stories, Axel Storm, Monster Boy and the Ginger Ninja Stem: Euclid, the man who invented geometry and Archimedes, the man whom invented the Death Ray! Drawing: Everyone Can Draw and How to draw Ancient Greek Stuff Real Easy Picturebooks: Pandora Collins Big Cat Phonics - Cat and Dog Series, Map pad, Nip! Nip!, Fly away home, The Big, Bad, City.

978-1908944283
Ricky Rocket - Up and Away

Ricky Rocket - Up and Away

Ricky's Family are the only Humans on the Planet of Hammerhead. Ricky Learns to fly without stabilisers! 
9781908944405
Pandora: The most Curious Girl in the World

Pandora: The most Curious Girl in the World

Once upon a time, there was a very curious girl. Her name was Pandora and she was curious about everything you can imagine. More than anything else, she was curious about the room at the end of the long, dark corridor. She had been told a MILLION times that she must NEVER, EVER go there... but she really was a very curious girl. Is this the SCARIEST story ever told? Are you BRAVE enough to read it? Are you like Pandora... just a little bit curious? Go on... Open the book... You know you want to! 
978-1908944191
Everyone Can Draw

Everyone Can Draw

Everyone really can draw - especially with this book! 
978-1908944252
The Ginger Ninja

The Ginger Ninja

There's a new Kitten at school and he doesn't look very nice! 
978-1910080047
Dragon Gold

Dragon Gold

What would you do if there was a school competition to make a dragon that can fly? 
978-1908944337
Viking Vik - The Big Fight

Viking Vik - The Big Fight

Gritty Viking adventure to make the stomach churn! 
978-1908944382
How to draw Ancient Greek Stuff

How to draw Ancient Greek Stuff

Learn to draw all sorts of ancient greek images 

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Shoo Rayner - second image

Keywords

ANCIENT GREEKS ANIMAL STORIES ART AXEL STORM BEGINNER READERS CREATIVITY DRAGONS DRAWING FUN FUNNY FUNNY STORIES GEOMETRY GINGER NINJA HISTORY HOW TO DRAW HOW TO ILLUSTRATE HUMOUR ILLUSTRATION INFANTS INTERNATIONAL JOKES JUNIORS KS1 KS2 LIBRARY MONSTER STORIES MYTHS OVERSEAS PANDORA PHONICS PICTURE BOOKS RECEPTION RELUCTANT READERS ROMAN BRITAIN SCARY SPACE STORIES STORY PLANNING STORYTELLER THE JUST SO STORIES VIKINGS YOUTUBE