Do you want to generate a book buzz in your school?

Our Authors Into Schools programme brings exciting sessions to your venue. The sessions usually involve an author or illustrator talking to a large group of children in your hall for approximately 1 hour, followed by book sales and the opportunity for children to meet the author and have their book signed.

"The children in KS2 thoroughly enjoyed the author visit. [the author] was truly fabulous and we had parents contacting us to say their children went straight home that night and started work on their own novels!" Rachael Horn, Regent Farm First School

Receive priority booking information about upcoming Authors into Schools events up to 2 weeks before general release.

Previous Authors into Schools events have included Cressida Cowell, Holly Smale and David Almond.

To make sure your school is the first to hear, email learning@sevenstories.org.uk or call 0300 330 1095 ext 213 to join our priority list.

The Benefits of Authors into Schools:

Research from the Society of Authors shows that 99.4% of all schools who host an author visit considered it an invaluable experience that encouraged reading for pleasure, wider reading and creative writing.


Seven Stories has a packed programme of author and illustrator events to inspire and enthuse North East children about writing, creativity and reading for pleasure. Meeting an author or illustrator in the flesh and hearing them talk about their experiences and work can really open up the world of stories and reading and inspire children and young people to have a go themselves. Teachers can raise the profile of reading in their school by hosting a fabulous author event with Seven Stories, National Centre for Children’s Books.


“The session was excellent and the children had a lot of fun. Very enjoyable. I would recommend events. Children were very engaged and the school was buzzing” Teacher