Tag: Author Spotlight

Jamila Gavin

Jamila Gavin is the Whitbread Award-winning author of Coram Boy, among other well-known titles. Jamila was born in India and spent part of her childhood there, before moving to the UK. Many of her books are influenced by her experiences growing up, and her popular Grandpa Chatterji series is often used in classrooms as texts […]

Tom Palmer

Tom Palmer is the author of several series of books with football as a dominant theme. His stories combine other genres, like action-adventure and espionage – with sport to make for compelling reading. Following the success of the National Literacy Trust’s World Cup Toolkit in 2010, Tom is again working with the NLT in 2014 […]

Dan Freedman

Dan Freedman is the author of the bestselling Jamie Johnson series of children’s football novels.Having previously worked as a writer for the England football team, school children are immediately hooked by Dan’s experiences in the game, meaning he is a completely unique position to encourage them to achieve their dreams by increasing their literacy standards. […]

Julia Jarman

Born talking – almost! – Julia was often in trouble for ‘telling stories’. After a degree in English and Drama at Manchester University she taught in secondary schools and started writing when her own children urged her to ‘write about kids like us.’ Her Time-Travelling Cat series dramatises history and helps teachers deliver the curriculum. […]

Chris Bradford

Chris Bradford is the author of the hugely popular Young Samurai series. In writing the series, Chris researched everything from samurai swordsmanship to ninjutsu in the most practical way possible: he learned the skills himself. An avid martial artist, he names his samurai sword as his most treasured possession. The Young Samurai stories are set […]


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