Tag: lovereading

Author Lisa Thompson her talks about her career to our students

Author Lisa Thompson inspires students with her journey into writing

Best-selling children’s author, Lisa Thompson, visited the JLV on Monday to kick off the national book tour for her newest book, The Day I Was Erased. Lisa set out to inspire aspiring authors in the audience, describing her own career: from writing her very first (terrible) story aged 9, through working as a broadcast assistant… Read more »

Actor Ben Miller speaks to students during his book event

The Day Ben Miller Met CLV Students… tales of acting, writing and tracking down Father Christmas

Famous actor, comedian and now author, Ben Miller joined us in the JLV last week to launch his first children’s fiction book, The Night I Met Father Christmas. Ben Miller is an actor, director and comedian, best known for writing and starring in The Armstrong and Miller Show and his roles in Paddington 2, Johnny… Read more »

Author Ross Montgomery showing his latest book

Ross Montgomery mesmerises students with Max and the Millions

We were delighted to welcome y5 and y6 students from Shanklea and Hareside Primaries to the JLV for an exciting author event with award-winning author, Ross Montgomery. Ross introduced his new book, Max and the Millions, by showing students a series of miniature carvings – some as small as the eye of a needle –… Read more »

Author Susin Nielsen reading from her book

Author Susin Nielsen visits CLV on her whistle-stop tour around the UK

We were thrilled to welcome award-winning Canadian author, Susin Nielsen to Cramlington as part of her whistle-stop tour around the UK to promote her new book, No Fixed Address. Susin spoke about her background, her childhood ambition to be a writer and her previous work in television, before reading the intriguing opening chapter of her… Read more »

Author Holly Bourne signing books

Mental health and the power of kindness: Author Holly Bourne talks to Yr10 students

Students in y10 were recently treated to a visit from the critically-acclaimed Young Adult author, Holly Bourne as part of her national tour. While Holly’s previous books looked at feminism and equality, her latest book turns the spotlight on mental health, friendship and the power of kindness. The main character in “Are We All Lemmings… Read more »

Cathy Cassidy talking about her book

Cathy Cassidy’s perfect ending to her book tour at CLV

Best-selling author Cathy Cassidy visited CLV last week as part of the promotional tour for her latest book, Sami’s Silver Lining. Cathy talked about the inspiration behind her books and her writing process – which involves a lot of daydreaming! Cathy also showed students how she uses mood boards to collect her ideas for new… Read more »

Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

Author Sarah Moore Fitzgerald shares her love of reading with JLV students

Girls in y8 and y9 were treated to an author event with the prize-winning Irish author, Sarah Moore Fitzgerald. Sarah writes poignant and big-hearted stories about family and friendships. Her newest book, The List of Real Things, follows two sisters who have lived with their mad uncle since the death of their parents. Bee, the… Read more »