Book me to talk to your school, class or bubble online!
ALL VIRTUAL VISITS INCLUDE:
– a 30-40 minute session with me
– a book reading of your choice
– activity sheets to continue after the session
– the chance to buy signed and personalised copies of my books
– a signed and personalised poster posted to your school
SPACE TORTOISE STORYTIME SESSION
In SPACE TORTOISE, a lonely tortoise longs to make friends, and thinks he’ll find them in the stars – but how will he get there? In this session I introduce myself, explain a little about SPACE TORTOISE, before reading the book from start to finish, using an animated slideshow to ensure that children can see the beautifully detailed illustrations. Afterwards, they can even ask me questions!
30 minutes, Suitable for Reception to Year 3
WHO, WHAT, WHY, WEREWOLF?
In THE FINNEY ISLAND FILES, Ash works out that his parents have been turned into robots by studying their strange behaviour. They now wear futuristic jumpsuits, speak without emotion, and have even stopped blinking! After a short introduction and a reading, I set a challenge for the children to continue in class – what else could Ash’s parents have been turned into?Werewolves? Aliens? Mermaids? How could we give the reader clues by showing rather than telling?
30-40mins, Suitable for Year 2 to 3
BECOMING AN AUTHOR
KS2 BOOK READING AND CHALLENGE
In this session, I’ll begin by giving a short presentation on a book of your choice – PERIJEE AND ME, MAX AND THE MILLIONS, CHRISTMAS DINNER OF SOULS, ROCK BOTTOM, or THE MIDNIGHT GUARDIANS – followed by a reading and a Q&A. If you like, I can even set your class a short creative writing challenge to continue afterwards!