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#1 NYT Best-Selling author/graphic novelist. 'Change The Channel' World Tour critical success for reluctant readers.
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nimals, especially wildlife, fantasy animals and humour are my specialities, history, and retellings of traditional stories.
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Inspire, encourage, and motivate!
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Make reading fun! Sessions include introduction to Bollywood, creative writing, film clips, Q&A and dance workshop! Small or large groups
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Author of teenage and children's books, speaking to inspire and encourage.
Committed to stimulating interest in reading, creative writing, gripping stories and key social issues affecting children and young people today.
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Available WorldBookDay.Thrilling poetry show. Great workshops, kids'writing. Melvyn Bragg 'A triumph'; Simon Callow 'I am overwhelmed. Stupendous.'
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Storytelling/Read Aloud and Poetry workshops,inspiring children of all abilities www.christinagabbitas.com
Storyteller, author & illustrator of books for all primary ages, inspiring reluctant readers and showing children how to draw. Favourite school visitor - in demand.
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Blue Peter Award-winning author of funny stories, poetry and non-fiction. Amazing storyteller and specialist at getting children reading. Inspiration guaranteed!
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Author of teen & YA fiction. Inspirational author-talks and exciting, interactive workshops for KS 2 - 5.
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Blue Peter/BAFTA award winning author of Feather Boy. Offering talks (with film clips) and bespoke creative writing/drama sessions. Fun human being.
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Critically acclaimed, picture book & YA author offering inspiring talks, tailor-made writing workshops, interactive reading sessions and performances to all ages.
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Popular author of children's history and scifi for YA, with 10 years teaching experience, runs fun interactive school workshops.
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Children's author based in North London
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Author of the smash-hit Jamie Johnson series, Dan talks about how his experiences in football have inspired the much-loved books and BBC TV drama.
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Recommended Read for World Book Day: graphic novel(London Deep)+ Spartapuss (ancient Rome ruled by cats) Beowuff (Anglo-Saxon vs Viking dogs)+ Roobarb & Custard. AVAILABLE WORLD BOOK DAY WEEK
Picture books, Early Years, Fiction, Non-Fiction, PSHE, School visits for all ages, History, Publishing and self-publishing
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Young Adult Author of thrilling dystopian duology: Show Stopper and Show Stealer. Succesful English teacher for eighteen years.
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Children's Books, Teen/YA Books, Short Story Anthologies, Creative Writing Workshops, Short Story Writing, Author Talks, Secondary Schools, Festivals, Library Talks, Skype, Diversity, Teen Issues, Abuse, Identity, Racism, Girl's Rights, Inclusive, LGBT, Refugee Children, Family, British Asian
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Author of STEM and LGBT+ science fiction for young adults age 12+, first published at the age of 21. Lauren's books have sold over 50,000 copies in the UK alone, and been translated into 5 languages worldwide.
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High energy author visits guaranteed to motivate, enthuse and excite children about books, reading and writing.
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I have over ten years experience of school and library visits. I've travelled to most spots in the UK but I've also performed school workshops in Indonesia and Europe. My fantasy adventure series The Peck Chronicles is full of imagination and tension. Other novels like Windscape and The Egg Thief explore environmental issues through adventures stories that draw children in but ultimately let them decide how they feel themselves about various issues. My new novel - Sunny has a workshop which explores bullying and differences through imagination.
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Author of more than 150 children's books and science writer for Whizz Pop Bang! and The Week Junior. Hands-on workshops blending science and writing, inspiring children to read and write non-fiction. **6 March 2019 now available!**
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Creator of Shadow Runners. Also Doctor Who author, writer for children and adults, experienced workshop leader. Talks, workshops, and visits.
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London-based author of children's fiction and non-fiction. Offers entertaining talks and interactive workshops for schools.
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I can cover the whole primary school using my picture books to develop literacy skills, inspire creativity and make language fun.
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Author and scriptwriter. Writer of the TARZAN reboot, HERO.COM, VILLAIN.NET and THE INVENTORY series. His latest book DRONE RACER is an MG action adventure released September 2018!
Multi-cultural author and storyteller who can inspire and ignite the imagination of your class. Her oral and written story workshops are always a big hit. Dates now available in November 2018 and WBD 2019.
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Author of fiction & non-fiction for children, YA, reluctant readers & adults. Available for school visits throughout the year and still available for some days during World Book Week 2019. However Ann is booked for the actual World Book Day.
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I was so lucky to be asked by a collection of Waterstones branches for a collection of book-signings which were such delightful affairs. Children and parents meeting me? What more could one ask for of a Saturday?
I visit prep and state schools regularly to encourage, to entertain and to help instil a sense of fun and magic into the lives of children. A live talk with a person is far more intriguing than wondering if what if? - if you are an inspiring author? Books entertain and teach and guide and create a familiarity and a resonance between the words and the reader.
I've also lectured from an author stance to the WI. And only two of them fell asleep.
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Award-winning author of books for all ages, offering inspiring workshops, poetry and prose, performances, talks,insets and motivation for the reluctant!
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Writer of YA and adult fiction, plus a prize-winning screenplay and a load of TV. Runs a great workshop, gives a stimulating talk.
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Penny Joelson, critically acclaimed YA author of thriller,'I Have No Secrets'. Qualified teacher offering inspiring talks and workshops for KS3 +.
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Comic creator, Author and Illustrator, with with over five years experience at running workshops in making comics and graphic novels, at over over 110 venues including schools, colleges, museums, hospitals and libraries.
I have written and illustrated four published books (Lucy the Octopus, When Are You Going to Get a Proper Job?), illustrated several others, created work for comic companies (Wallace & Gromit, Adventure Time, Dreamworks' Home) and run my own small press comic imprint.
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"Took author talks to a whole new level: absolutely electrifying." Award-winning author of the Jimmy Coates books, for dynamic & inspirational events.
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Blast off with a KS2 Star Fighter Assembly, or, get pupils writing with a range of age appropriate workshops (KS1, KS2, KS3 and KS4 experience).
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Conspiracies, ghostwriting or John F Kennedy -- talks or workshops.
Author and illustrator of illustrated chapter books (ages 5 - 11) and creative writing lecturer. Interactive visits with a focus on engaging both keen and reluctant readers and inspiring them to read for pleasure. Fun group activities, quizzes, on-the-spot drawing and creative writing and drawing workshops.
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Children's/Young adult comic fantasy author and artist.
Available for World Book Day 2019.
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Children's author and storyteller offering Creative Writing & Storytelling sessions to schools for children of all ages which are informative, inspiring and best of all, fun!
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Author & playwright. Inspiring reluctant readers & writers. "The room was buzzing. Daniel really has the knack of firing children's imaginations."
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I am a comic author, poet, performer and award-winning cartoonist with extensive experience in many fields including books, TV, radio and science.
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Colin's school visits are lively and fun-filled. The children are enjoying the day so much, they don't even realise they're learning.
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Bestselling and BAFTA-winning author/illustrator of children’s picture-books
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Author of the "Act Normal" series and other children's books with a strong science focus, and animator on Cebeebies "Magic Hands" series, Christian runs workshops on creative writing, animation and computer coding.
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Author who wants to share her love of Victorian fairy tales, of Mary De Morgan and of her experience of writing fact and then fiction.
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I spent five years collecting songs from every one of the world's countries. I'm enthusiastic to share some of the things that I learned.
Author of exciting educational history based adventure books for primary school children.
Offers curriculum based school and library visits including whole school assembly and craft and literacy based workshops.
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Author for children and adults, former print and BBC journalist, experienced creative writing tutor.
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Children's Author and Primary School Teacher.
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Talks booked and given regularly throughout the Home Counties - see website
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