I love visiting schools and libraries and say yes to as many invitations as I can. Please visit my website for biographical info, descriptions of my books, plans for using them in lessons and more info about my presentations including fees. Briefly I offer:
1. How a book is made - pupils learn about my Writing Recipe, see plans, drafts, proofs etc.
2. Join in with Julia! - an interactive hands-on session based on picture books. 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 one or more of my books 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. NB 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.
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'I first met Julia Jarman when I invited her to our school Book Week. The library had recommended her and I saw why. She was brilliant! All her sessions were entertaining and informative. The children rushed off afterwards to read her stories or write their own.' V. Pearce, Head, Beaudesert Lower School.
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Julia provided engaging and fun reading workshops for all our years groups from reception to Year 6. She led a whole school assembly to kick start the day and did a story telling session of one of her books, which the younger children thoroughly enjoyed.
A lovely lady who really engaged both staff and children! Children loved her stories and were excited to get their books signed, she spent time chatting with children and staff and tailored each session for each year group. It really was a fun filled day that we will cherish and remember!
An excellent visit the children really enjoyed listening to Julia. Many thanks
We were lucky enough to have Julia visit us for a whole day. She worked with all the classes in our Infant School from Nursery to Year 2 sharing some of her books and how she writes them. It was such an enjoyable day and wonderful to see the children so enthused about reading and storytelling. Thank you Julia so much for providing the inspiration for lots of exciting writing projects across the school and for starting off our World Book Week in such style!
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.