I’m really looking forward to my next trip to Broadwater Primary School, Worthing. I had such a lovely visit in March so another visit there will be brilliant. This time, however, it’ll be different. It’s their Meet the Author Day! And there will be seven of us – seven authors in one place to meet children and their parents/carers. I’m looking forward to talking to them, answer their questions, read from my books and hopefully sell quite a few.
With Key Stage 1 children, I’m featuring Toad Swims for his life, which is great fun to read because the children get to imagine they are the animals that are swimming against and threatening toad. I’ll be showing and telling a few other books for this age group, like Luckily! and some of my early readers published by Maverick, Franklin Watts and Ransom.
With Key Stage 2 children, I’ll concentrate mainly on Sophie’s Secret War, a World War II diary in the My Story series. It’s about Sophie’s experiences in occupied France in 1939-40. In this session, I’ll also be talking about history in fiction and how I research facts and use them within the story, with reference to The Story of the Great Fire of London and I was there: Royal Nursemaid. I hope the children will have lots of questions.