Schools library service - school visits and promotions
School library service specialists will be pleased to visit your school or group to encourage children to enjoy reading and to develop their independent learning skills. We also organise author visits to inspire your pupils to want to read.
An overview about school visits and promotions, as well as specific packages, can be found below.
Staff will introduce children to a wide range of books and authors and foster a love of reading and listening to stories. The basic package includes a visit of up to two hours. For the premier package, the book talk visit can be up to half a day in duration. Please talk to us about your requirements.
You can request a visit from a real life author, poet, storyteller or illustrator to inspire your pupils to want to read. This bespoke service for your school includes all the booking and travel arrangements and visits may be booked at any time throughout the year. Visits can be for a half-day at a cost of £300 or a whole day at a cost of £600. See the list below for the people available for 2013-14.
"It was brilliant, the children were inspired!"
Quote from a teacher at East Whitby School.
"We had a great morning with our author, he really knew how to engage the children. I would thoroughly recommend him"
Quote from a librarian at Norton County Primary School.
Author and illustrator list for 2013-14
|Ian Bland||Poet and performer||Poetry performances and workshops||Key Stage 2 upwards|
|Craig Bradley||Poet, musician and performer||Poetry reading and storytelling workshops||all Key Stages|
|Miles Cain||Poet, musician and performer||Performances||Key Stage 1 and 2|
|Steve Cole||Author||Talks about his writing||Key Stage 2 upwards|
|Paul Cookson||Author||Writing and storytelling workshops||Key Stage 2 upwards|
|Andy Croft||Author||Writing and storytelling workshops||Key Stage 2 upwards|
|Anneliese Emmans Dean||Poet and performer||Workshops and poetry performances||all Key Stages|
|Penny Dolan||Author||Talks about her writing and writing workshops||all Key Stages|
|Dan Freedman||Author||Talks about his writing and writing workshops||Key Stage 2 and 3|
|Alan Gibbons||Author||Talks about his writing and writing workshops||Key Stage 2 upwards|
|Keith Gray||Author||Talks about his writing and writing workshops||Key Stage 2 upwards|
|Damian Harvey||Author||Storytelling and workshops||all Key Stages|
|Jan Andrew Henderson||Author||Talks about his writing and writing workshops||Key Stage 3 upwards|
|Julia Jarman||Author||Talks about her writing and writing workshops||Key Stage 2 upwards|
|Wes Magee||Poet||Poetry and storytelling workshops||all Key Stages|
|John Malam||Author||Non-fiction. Full day only||Key Stage 2|
|Christine McMahon||Storyteller||Storytelling workshops||all Key Stages|
|Andrew Newbound||Storyteller, poet and performer||Storyteller and writing workshops||all Key Stages|
|Andrew Norris||Author||Talks about his writing and writing workshops||Key Stage 2|
|Fran O'Boyle||Storyteller, illustrator and dragon hunter||Performance and writing workshops||Key Stage 2 upwards|
|Helena Pielichaty||Author||Talks about her writing and writing workshops||Key Stage 3 and 4|
|Saviour Pirotta||Author and storyteller||Storyteller and writing workshops||all Key Stages|
|Robert Rigby||Author||Talks about his writing and writing workshops||Key Stage 3 and 4|
|Riveting Robots||Engineer and scientist||Performances||Key Stage 2, 3 and 4|
|Mark Robson||Author||Talks about his writing and writing workshops||Key Stage 2 and 3 upwards|
|Malcolm Rose||Author||Forensic sessions||Key Stage 2 upwards|
|Andy Seed||Author||Talks about his writing and writing workshops||all Key Stages|
|Ali Sparkes||Author||Talks about her writing and writing workshops||Key Stage 2 and 3|
|Gez Walsh||Poet||Poetry reading||Key Stage 1 and 2|
|Antony Wootten||Author and poet||Poetry reading and storytelling||Key Stage 2|