Alex T. Smith was the official World Book Day illustrator in 2014 and this is the first ever event we have done aimed at children in Key Stage 1. Alex’s events are hugely popular: he’s done events at 100s of schools across the country. To make it extra special we will be streaming the event live from Whitmore School in Alex’s hometown, Coventry. He will be talking about Claude and his smelly sidekick Sir Bobblysock, sharing some of his TOP SECRET tips, including how to draw Claude himself.
This is the perfect event to give your students a boost and inspire them to keep reading. The event will last for approximately an hour and students can send in their questions beforehand and watch Alex answer a selection on the day. Click here to register your school today.
We’ve even teamed up with Hive so that you can get copies of Claude: Going for Gold, as well as the other titles in the Claude series at a discount. Full details can be found here.
Here’s just some of the praise we’ve had about the Claude series:
‘A wonderful creation for newly independent readers.’ The Bookseller
‘An out-and-out winner.’ The Telegraph
‘Claude, the "small plump dog" with jaunty red beret, returns for another mischievously whimsical outing, wittily illustrated.’ - Irish Times
It is really easy to get involved. Simply register your school today at www.childrensauthorslive.com
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