Library Services for Schools - Authors

"Meeting an author, illustrator, poet or storyteller in real life...can fundamentally alter a child or young person's relationship to books and ignite a life-long love of reading." Authors Aloud UK

Research has shown that students experiencing author visits were:

  • Twice as likely to read above the expected level for their age
  • More likely to enjoy and be highly confident in their reading and writing

Here at Library Services for Schools we are delighted to offer a directory of recommended authors, many from the North West and Cumbria area, willing to visit schools in our county. It is fantastic to see such talent on our doorstep.

If you are thinking of planning an author visit we can support you wherever possible with author topic boxes and you may also find the following link useful when planning an event.

Book Trust - How to arrange an author visit

Sophie Anderson KS3

Sophie Anderson

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Katie Hale KS3 KS4

Katie Hale

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Gill Jepson KS3

Gill Jepson

Gill Jepson profile

Gabrielle Kent KS3 KS4

Gabrielle Kent

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Tom Palmer KS3

Tom Palmer

Tom Palmer profile

Danny Rurlander KS3

Danny Rurlander

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Katherine Woodfine KS3

Katherine Woodfine

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