Authors, Illustrators & Poets
From An Post (Irish Post Office) and Children’s Books Ireland, Bumper printable book of drawing, reading, writing and creating! In this gorgeously illustrated playbook, you’ll find activities, puzzles, poems and short stories from some of Ireland’s best children’s writers and illustrators
Live children’s book broadcasts from authors and illustrators for kids, teachers, parents and carers.
Updated daily, so check regularly for more additions. Compiled by Caryl Hart and Jonathan Emmett.
Also check Caryl’s website for updates and for her books and resources here.
*THE* Place to go for updated activities. Lots of fun booky activities – watch and listen to a book/story, watch and join in with illustrators, get writing and drawing tips and so much more.
Mainly American based but some UK in there.
Click above for his website.
Videos, Q&A, shemes of work, book trailers, teacher’s resources, top 10 desert island reads, Dreamsnatcher playlist, biography, meet the characters.
Links to fun activities and teacher’s resources from Andy’s non-fiction books and poems.
The Boy Who Drew Dragons series. Fun freebies and activity pack, posters, discussion.
The Gruffalo illustrator Axel’s website contains biography, the books, colouring, illustrations, The Gruffalo, what he’s up to.
During closures, Chitra will be sharing writing exercises she uses in her workshops during school visits. New exercises will be added regularly. Also, trailers, writing tips, colouring, poetry, cool facts, meet the illustrators, recipes, quizzes, puzzles, recommendations.
‘Young Samurai: The Way of Fire’ chapter readings on YouTube.
Sky Thieves series; The Light Hunters. Videos, Q&A, resources, book trailer.
Author & illustrator of Dog Man (a World Book Day book 2020), Captain Underpants , Ook and Gluk and Ricky Ricotta. Books, biography, book trailers, how to draw like Dav, videos, colouring and other fun stuff.
Monster and Chips author. Activities include comics and drawing, colouring, dundoodle activities.
adings, biography, videos and activities
Author of Letters from the Lighthouse, Frost Hollow Hall and others. Biography, books, blog, activities and teacher’s notes on her website. Also on Facebook and Twitter @emmac2603
Award winning author of Cosmic, Millions and The Astounding Broccoli Boy, Frank will be posting stories and writing tips on his Instagram.
Author of Knights and Bikes and Alfie Bloom series. Book information, resources, biography, downloads.
Guy reads Stitch Head, plus Skeleton Keys activities and more fun stuff on his website.
Finish the comic, blank comic book pages, drawing/writing prompts, make your own character, name the gadget and decide what it’s buttons do – loads of fun drawing, writing and imaginative activities.
Author of the fabulous The Land of Roar. Make your own fantasy world ideas.
Join Jim as he draws Oi! Frog! and other delights. Picture books aren't just for small children, so join in!
John reads The Health & Safety Pirates on his YouTube channel.
Joseph reads out some of his poems and stories and gives writing tips and advice. Watch interviews with him and download resources from his website. Click on his name above.
EYFS/KS1/KS2. Julia’s website contains masses of information, including biography, picture books, early fiction, fiction, poems, songs, plays, Songbirds Phonics, educational books, big books, audio, musicals. Phew! Also watch and listen to stories on Facebook and learn how to draw some characters.
Teaching resources, book extract, drawing and writing activities for Nevertell.
The wonderful ‘Podkin One Ear’ downloadable resources and activities, including colouring, map drawing, making fox paw dice, writing prompts and more.
At Home with Kwame Alexander (Years 5 & 6)
Free Writing, Reading, and Learning Resources for children (and their teachers/parents!) Be inspired through poetry and literature with powerful insight from award-winning author Kwame Alexander and some of his friends. These short videos and quick lessons offer a practical and fun way to teach (and learn) at home.
Liz Brownlee - Poetry Roundabout
During school closures there will be a funny poem a day from Liz’s blog. Poetry, news, resources, interviews with best children’s poets, tips on how to write poems, fun activities, poetry reviews, A-Z list of children’s poets.
For all Tom Gates fans. Biography, books, news, free activities, events, music, fun stuff, doodles, colouring, make and do. Great Tom Gates rainbow poster to colour in.
Author of Betsey Biggalow, Fangs, Cloud Busting, Pig Heart Boy, Thief and many more books.
For fans of the excellent series Who Let the Gods Out. Plenty of information and resources.
During school closures, Meg has made all of the worksheets from her books The Station Mouse, Pigeon P.I. and Life Is Magic available to download on her website. There are drawing activities, colouring in and puzzles too.
Author information poems and trailers. Also watch Neal perform his poetry on his YouTube channel.
Mouse Circus, the official website for younger readers. Watch the latest Neil Gaiman videos and see Neil (and some famous friends!) read fantastic The Graveyard Book and Coraline (both Years 5 & 6 recommended) in their entirety. Trailers, Meet Neil Gaiman, the books, illustrators, games and activities.
Nick Sharratt’s drawing tips. The illustrator behind Jacqueline Wilson and Jeremy Strong books.
excerpt, letter writing tips, activity sheets and teaching notes from the author of The Train to Impossible Places series.
Author of the wonderful Cogheart series. Books, videos and activities (build Malkin out of Lego!)
Check out Philip Ardagh’s Books & Things on his Youtube channel. Lots of quirky videos and readalongs.
Wonderful illustrator for most of the Roald Dahl books. Watch videos of Quentin drawing, tips on drawing, fun stuff, biography and more on his website.
For author's website, click here. Author interviews, Q&A, the books and film, teacher's resources.
of Women in Science/Art, etc has some great colouring pages, posters, wallpapers and puzzles on her website.
Teacher’s guides, discussion notes and other information for Percy Jackson and other Riordan books.
Quizzes, biographical information, Dahl’s writing tips, revolting recipes, teacher’s notes more.
Draw with Rob plus lots more fun activities and information on Rob's website here.
Books include Murder Most Unladylike series, Deepdean Mini Mysteries, The Guggenheim Mystery. The Detective Society’s Top-Secret Files resources. Create your own murder mystery, design a Murder Most Unladylike book cover and more.
Lesson plans, posters, blogs about writing, videos of the author reading extracts from his books.
The author of the amazing Varjak Paw and Phoenix website here.
Author of the book From Here to There: a book of mazes to wander and explore. Downloadable and printable fun mazes to complete.
Click on Steven's name above for his website. Illustrator of The Nothing to See Here Hotel, Cruella, David Baddiel books, Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam, etc.
Join Steven for some great Drawalong videos on YouTube.
Dave Pigeon fun stuff and activities.
Lots of great information and videos about Tom's book - click above.
Also free powerpoints, photocopiable resources and first chapter extracts for all Tom's books to support children, schools and libraries in class and home work and encourage reading and writing for pleasure - click here.
Maps, posters and loads of activities from the author of Brightstorm.