Teresa Heapy

Teresa Heapy

Children's author

http://www.teresaheapy.co.uk
verylittleteresa@gmail.com
Booking enquiry
Teresa Heapy - author tools

Available for

Commission, Interview, Talk, Workshop

Audiences

Age 5 to 7, Age 7 to 11

Book types

Fiction for children, Picture book

Awards

  • Best Picture Book Coventry Inspiration Book Award (Very Little Red Riding Hood)
  • Best Picture Book Oxfordshire Book Awards (Very Little Red Riding Hood)
  • shortlisted for ALCS Educational Writers Award (Who Eats Who?)

Organisations

  • Society of Authors

Details

A bit about me

I write picture books, fiction and non-fiction for children.   I’m probably best known for the award-winning Very Little picture book series, which sets brave (and argumentative!) Very Little heroines in versions of fairy tales. I also write fiction and non-fiction for a wide range of educational books for series including Oxford Reading Tree. Before I became a writer, I was a Commissioning Editor in educational publishing. 

My school visits

Going into schools is one of my very favourite parts of being an author!   I love sharing my stories and answering children’s questions about what I do.  I cater for a wide range of ages, from nursery to Year 6.  I specialize in sessions on twisting fairy tales and how a book is made, sharing my notebooks and the very beginnings of a story.

I often start with a whole school assembly, and then various class workshops, which can be tailored according to age.  For younger children, I use puppets and a song (with lots of joining in!) and explore the children’s very own characters through drawings.  For older children, I go into more detail on how I write stories, and support them in writing their own stories, through a combination of shared and independent writing.

You can read my blog about my school visits here:  http://www.teresaheapy.co.uk/twisting-fairy-tales/

Do please feel free to contact me to contact me to ask questions about visits - I’d love to hear from you and am very happy to shape a visit according to the needs of your school. 

Testimonials

Our children and staff loved your books, your commitment and your obvious pleasure in storying with children. The assembly was lively, upbeat and engaging for KS1, whilst the story writing workshops in KS2 were inspiring and highly motivating. The whole day created a real buzz throughout the school – I’d wholeheartedly recommend you to other primary schools.”  Darrell Wood, Headteacher, Five Acres Primary School

“Teresa intuitively understands young children and deals with their questions without patronising them but also without talking over their heads.  She ran writing workshops, which sparked the children’s imaginations. As we toured the classes, children of all ages in KS1 and KS2 were keen to share what they had written and it was evident that they were engaged with the process and the task that Teresa had introduced.”  Nikki Gamble, Director, Just Imagine

Details

I charge the Society of Authors rate of £350 per day for an all day visit.  If I have to travel outside of my home county of Oxfordshire, then I charge for travel.

Books by Teresa Heapy

I've written 6 picture books (with more publishing very soon!) and over 45 educational fiction and non-fiction titles. For a full list, please see my website: www.teresaheapy.co.uk

9781782956761
The Spectacular City

The Spectacular City

Mouse and Bear go to the Spectacular City, where they meet Cat - who isn't all that she seems...Will they escape from her clutches and find their way home? 
978-1910200636
Loved to Bits

Loved to Bits

My ted's special. Stripy Ted. He's not allowed to leave my bed. But he's no longer at his best, So will I love him more - or less? A story about a boy, his bear, and a lot of love. 
978-1782956662
The Marvellous Moon Map

The Marvellous Moon Map

Mouse and Bear live in a little dark house in the Woods. Mouse wants to find the Moon, and makes a Moon Map and sets off to find it. But as the Woods get darker and the weather gets worse, he realises he needs more than just his Map to find his way. 
978-1849921459
Very Little Red Riding Hood

Very Little Red Riding Hood

Very Little Red Riding Hood is little - very little. She's off for a sleepover and not even a Wolf will get in her way! 
978-0552572347
Very Little Cinderella

Very Little Cinderella

Very Little Cinderella wants to go to the party too - and with a Fairy Babysitter and a big blue scooter, she's off on her way! 
978-0552574204
Very Little Sleeping Beauty

Very Little Sleeping Beauty

It's Very Little Sleeping Beauty's bedtime. But it's her birthday party tomorrow, and she's not very sleepy... 
978-1782953142
Very Little Rapunzel

Very Little Rapunzel

Very Little Rapunzel has very long hair - and she refuses to get a hair-cut. Until she gets nits... 
978-0198307990
Who Eats Who?

Who Eats Who?

Don't break the food chain! Big or small, all living things are part of food chains. It's all about who eats who! Part of the ORT inFact series. 
978-0198377313
The Chicken Who Liked Chocolate

The Chicken Who Liked Chocolate

Charlie the chicken has had a taste for chocolate. Now she's on a mission to make sure that chocolate is all she ever eats! A 48pp chapter book, part of the ORT All Stars series 
978-0198377542
Dancing Feet

Dancing Feet

Clumsy Mabel Green hates her dancing lessons. She'd much rather be playing football. But when she watches "Come Dance With Me", something mysterious happens! A 64p chapter book, part of the ORT All Stars series 

Keywords

ANIMALS EARLY READERS FAIRY TALES KEY STAGE 1 KEY STAGE 2 NON-FICTION PICTURE BOOKS WRITING WORKSHOPS