Author visits are a great way to enthuse children about books and to encourage them to read for pleasure. They help to widen children’s reading choices and to facilitate book ownership. Meeting a “real life” author can be both inspirational and motivational for the children, which is often reflected in their own writing.
We were delighted to have author Sophie Anderson visit us in September. Sophie visited 3 schools, engaging with with approximately 450 pupils and 101 books were sold on the day. “Sophie is my favourite author and I will never forget this moment” (Pupil from Malvern Primary)
Look out for more author visits in 2020;
- 4th March 2020 Maz Evans
- 27th March 2020 James Nicol (at Huyton Library)
- 26th June 2020 Vashti Hardy