Author visits to your school!
I am thrilled to offer a variety of options to entertain and engage young readers. Sessions can always be tailored to suit a class and their current topic, so take a look at our existing sessions or use our contact form to discuss the perfect visit for your school or home education group...
My Mum's a Tiger
1-hour session includes: Reading of My Mum's a Tiger, Q&A session, one book for the class library and the choice of one of three themed activities, all focused around inclusivity, body positivity and confidence.
Searching for a Roarer
1-hour session includes: Reading of Searching for a Roarer, Q&A session, one book for the class library and the choice of one of three themed activities, focused on inclusivity, adventure, imagination and the night sky.
2-hour session includes a reading of both books, Q&A session, a copy of both books for the class library and TWO themed storytelling activities. If we can take any of this workshop outside to the playground - even better!
45-minute session includes: Reading of chosen book, Q&A, downloadable activity pack and group storytelling activity themed to the book.
Author visits are an incredibly important part of a child's academic life, with the National Literacy Trust reporting (June 2019) that pupils who had an author visit that academic year:
Were twice as likely to read above the expected level for their age (31% vs 17%)
Were more likely to enjoy reading (68% vs 47%) and writing (44% vs 32%)
Were more likely to be highly confident in their reading (37% vs 25%) and writing (22% vs 17%)
“We cannot overstate how important author visits are for sparking a love of reading and writing in children that will ignite their imaginations, enhance their wellbeing and transform their life chances.”
Jonathan Douglas, National Literacy Trust Director
"I can't thank you enough! I enjoyed every single minute of your visit.
I asked the children their opinion and their feedback was: 'It was great!', 'I want to be an author!', 'I loved it!', 'Can I send you my story to edit it? I want to publish it soon'.
I think they loved it as much as I did! You are very inspiring and we can't wait for a second book!"
Miss Lopez, Teacher at Eynsham Primary School