Julia Jarman

Children's author

Julia Jarman
Booking enquiry

Available for

Educational, Interview, Reading, Speech, Talk, Workshop

Website

http://www.juliajarman.com

Contact

juliajarman@btopenworld.com home tel 01234 708501 iPhone 07970 723165

Audiences

  • Adult
  • Age 3 to 5 (Early)
  • Age 5 to 7 (KS1)
  • Age 7 to 11 (KS2)

Awards

  • Stockport Schools' Book Award 2003 2005 2008
  • Norfolk Children's Book Award 2009
  • Shortlisted Bishop Stortford Children's Book Award 2016
  • Portsmouth Book Award 2013

Details

I love visiting schools and libraries and say yes to as many invitations as I can, while leaving time for writing. Please visit my website for biographical info, descriptions of my books, plans for using them in lessons and more info about my presentations:

1. How a book is made - a lively demonstration of the process 'from brainwave to book'. I bring drafts - lots! - and proofs.

2. Join in with Julia!  - a lively interactive hands-on session. Meet my cuddly characters, sing the cross pirate song, run away from the anaconda and join in with my stories.

3.  Tell me!  Children question me about books written by me that they've read. A lively discussion ensues.

I'll mix and match to suit specific audiences. 

NB I'm now taking bookings for Summer and Autumn 2018 and Spring 2019. I'm not yet booked for World Book Day. March 7th 2018, but I have taken my first booking for that week. Book soon if you want me during that busy period. .

Books

I have written lots of books, a few for teens, the majority for infant and junior children. Historical Novels Review described 'The Time Travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess', first in the series starring Ka the time travelling cat, as 'a bright lively read for 8-12 year old'. Kids Out said the series, 'Might do much to spark a new interest in history.' My picture books have been read on television's Bookaboo and Big Red Bath was adapted for the stage. My latest, Fussy Freda, is a cautionary tale about unhealthy eating.

978184362

The Big Red Bath

A read-aloud animal romp with great pics by Adrian Reynolds. Good for many topics.
The Big Red Bath
9781783445738

The Time Travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess

Can Topher find Ka the time-travelling cat in Ancient Egypt before she is sacrificed to the goddess Bastet?
The Time Travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess
9781849390187

Pillywiggins and the Tree Witch

Magical story for children who enjoy darker side of fairy tales.
Pillywiggins and the Tree Witch
9781444936186

Class Two At The Zoo

When Class Two go to the zoo they don't notice the huge snake following them . . .
Class Two At The Zoo
9781445133546

The Magic Scooter

Caspar's time-travelling scooter takes him to Ancient Rome.
The Magic Scooter

Genres

  • History
  • Horror
  • Humour
  • Historical fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Fairy tale
  • Realistic fiction
  • Adventure
  • Fiction
  • Picture book
  • Fable

Organisations

  • IBBY
  • Scattered Authors Society
  • Society of Authors

Book types

  • Picture book
  • Picture book
  • Fiction 5-9
  • Fiction 5-9
  • Fiction 8-13

Keywords

ADVENTURES COMICAL EARLY YEARS EDITING AND RE-DRAFTING FAMILY FANTASY FOLK AND FAIRY STORIES FOUNDATION, INFANTS. JUNIORS KS1, KS2 FRIENDSHIP GHOST STORIES HISTORICAL ILLUSTRATED LEARNING TO READ MULTIETHNIC PICTURE BOOKS PRIMARY SCHOOL READING SCHEMES:BIG CATS,OXFORD READING TREE REALISM TIMETRAVEL TODDLERS WORKSHOPS