Free Author Events – Spring Term 2024

14 March, 2024

Introduce your pupils to new authors, spark their curiosity and inspire their creativity with one of the FREE online author events still available for the last couple of weeks of this spring term.

Events for Pupils

  • Scholastic School Live: Join author A.M. Dassu and illustrator Junissa Bianda for an Eid story time and draw along on Monday 18th March as they introduce their new picture book Can You Find My Eid Presents?. 
    • Suitable for ages 3+
  • Mr Dilly Meets: Authors Tom Mitchell, Nansubuga Nagadaya, Lorraine Gregory, and Chitra Soundar, and principle dancer at the Royal Ballet Yasmine Naghdi join Mr Dilly for 45 minutes of fun, chat and stories on Tuesday 19th March.
    • Suitable for ages 7+
  • DK Learning: BBC Newsround presenter Shanequa Paris will be hosting a panel of experts ready to answer your pupils’ questions in a new ‘Ask an ‘Ologist’ livestream webinar on Wednesday 20th March. The topics covered are Fungi; Rocks, Gems and Crystals, Vikings and Weather and Climate Change and the four best questions will win a set of 50 Eyewitness books and a school visit from one of the ‘Ologists.
    • Suitable for ages 7+
  • Scholastic School Live: BAFTA-winning CBeebies presenter George Webster and co-author Claire Taylor talk about creativity, disability, celebrating our differences and their debut  picture book Why Not? in an interactive session that includes live drawing by illustrator Tim Budgen on Thursday 21st March.
    • Suitable for ages 3+
  • Puffin Virtual Visit: Struan Murray, award-winning author of the Orphans of the Tide trilogy, introduces his latest fantasy adventure The Secret of the Moonshard on Friday 22nd March. Find out where Struan gets his ideas and inspiration from and take part in a story-writing workshop.
    • Suitable for ages 8-12
  • Reading Agency: Learn how to draw a character and build a story with author/illustrator Sheena Dempsey as she introduces her new Pablo and Splash graphic novel for younger readers on Wednesday 27th March.
    • Suitable for ages 7-11

If you are interested in hosting a live author event next term, don’t forget that Authors Aloud, Authors Abroad and Speaking of Books are all organisations dedicated to helping schools spark a love of reading by bringing children and authors together.