Kevin Brooke

Kevin Brooke

Children's author, Illustrator

https://kevinbrooke.com/
kevinb3103@yahoo.co.uk
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Available for

General enquiry, Interview, Reading, Talk, Workshop

Audiences

Age 7 to 11, Age 11 to 14, Age 14 to 16

Genres

Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Humour, Short story

Book types

Anthologies, Fiction 4-11, Fiction for young-adults

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“Thank you for joining us! The children were captivated by the story and now the school is a buzz of children reading Max and Luchia’s adventure. They can’t put it down!”

 

Are you looking for a fun and easy way to encourage students with creative writing and reading? If so, Kevin and Sera want to help you.

Together, we provide a workshop within schools for children aged 5+ years, in a group of approximately 30 in number.

We are both graduates of the University of Worcester in Creative Writing. Our book ‘Max & Luchia, The Game Makers,’ was published 23rd September 2018 and we have been taking it into schools in Worcestershire as a means to engage young people with reading, illustrating and writing.

Our passionate aim is to reach readers of all abilities. Kevin and Sera have both experienced the difficulty of overcoming dyslexia, which is touched on in the Max & Luchia story.

The workshop takes young people on a journey into their own powerful imagination. In the workshop, we look at the different ways a person can create a work of fiction [writing, acting and illustrating] and how a person can develop their own individual skills for regular reading and writing. Workshop sessions are between an hour and an hour and 30 minutes long. Students would need pencils, pens and paper. We have small props and can work in any [appropriate to group numbers] size space with or without tables. 

We have a passion for learning and a love of storytelling. We would like very much to share this with others to motivate them too.

If you wish to see a copy of other school’s testimonies and evidence of our qualification, please don’t hesitate to email Kevin at kevinb3103@yahoo.co.uk or visit our website www.kevinbrooke.com. We have already visited a number of local schools including Northwick Manor Primary School, Suckley Primary School, Westlands First School, St Nicholas CofE School and Whittington CofE Primary School.

Kevin is currently the Patron of Reading at Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College Worcester

Books by Kevin Brooke

978-1-910322-758
Max & Luchia: The Game Makers

Max & Luchia: The Game Makers

After saving a man's life, Max meets Archie, a guiding spirit. When he finds out his sister, Luchia is also under the guidance of Archie, they are given the opportunity to play the game they created. Unfortunately, their imaginations are so powerful, they also let in some of the bad things. This includes a rival spirit as a battle with a school bully begins. Set in a fairy-tale world of castles, knights, spirits and dragons, eleven-year-old Max & Luchia make their way through seven increasingly difficult levels until finally, they are forced to make the biggest decision of their lives  
237-0-000230-94-2
Jimmy Cricket

Jimmy Cricket

Jimmy is fifteen. His parents have been killed in a motorway accident. When he's forced to move over a hundred miles to live with his nan, Jimmy struggles to cope. His one real friend, Dean, has even bigger problems than Jimmy, and together they can't seem to stay out of trouble. Then they are arrested for shoplifting. A girl called Dayla complicates things further. When Mark, his family support worker, involves Jimmy in a bereavement club with a difference, he is given the chance to find some stability. The question is - will he take the opportunity?  
978-1-291-27151-5
The Roman Citizens from Class 6B

The Roman Citizens from Class 6B

Ben has an amazing talent - his pictures come to life! When he and his friends Calum and Maisie are transported onto a battlefield, their Roman adventures begin. Aimed at an approximate reading age of 6-10, the story includes a chariot race in the Circus Maximus, a trip to the Roman Senate and a daring rescue of a slave girl, Phina, from the lions in the Colosseum. After hiding in the Catacombs, Ben draws one last picture and he, Calum, Maisie and Phina are transported back to England in 61AD when they charge towards the Roman Army alongside Boudicca, the Iceni Queen.  
978-0-244-19997-5
A Bucket of Fish and Other Tales

A Bucket of Fish and Other Tales

A Bucket Full of Fish is filled to the brim with flash fiction and short stories. Sprinkled with a mixture of comedy, realism and fantasy, the collection of tales is guaranteed to create a SPLASH! All stories have either been published elsewhere or achieved highly commended or above in their respective competitions.  

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Keywords

AUTHOR ENCOURAGING ILLUSTRATION READING WRITING