The new curriculum states that “Pupils should be encouraged to read for pleasure. Schools should do everything to promote wider reading. They should provide library facilities and set ambitious expectations for reading at home".

Babcock School Library Service supports and promotes author visits to schools. We can help you by providing an author topic box and talks to students prior to a visit. It is important for everyone to gain knowledge of the author’s books and if possible have read one or two before your guest arrives.

A well-stocked with ‘plenty of choice library’ that raises reading standards should be a ‘must’ in every school. By providing author visits you will not only increase reading in your school community but help to build confidence in children’s writing.

For more information on how to plan an author visit, check out our Book Week page: Book Week

Please see the links below and do contact us if you would like support.


            Claire Barker                                  Tim Bowler                                   C.J. Busby                                  Katy Cawkwell



            Victoria Eveleigh                       Sandra Greaves                        Tanya Landman                            Dan Metcalf



             John Townsend                          Tamsin Cooke                                    Andy Seed                                    Kathryn White                 

          Simon James