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Jenny Bell Sutton
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Why have an author visit your school?

Having an author visit your school is a brilliant way to encourage a love of reading for pleasure and generate a 'book buzz' among your pupils. I've been lucky enough to travel around the world with my events, sharing the unlikely story of how I became an author, and introducing young people to the mysterious and exciting adventures in my books. My school events are designed to inspire all students, whether they are already passionate about books or are yet to switch on to reading. They aim to be fun and thought-provoking, offering many ideas for post-event classroom activities.

What I offer
I offer a variety of events, from an interactive presentation designed for school assemblies, to smaller creative writing workshops aimed at helping students unlock their imaginations. Visits are usually followed by a book signing, and the opportunity for students to purchase a copy of one of my books. A normal day in school might include:

Magicalia Interactive Presentation

Length: 45-60mins

Suitability: Years 3 - 7, ages 7 - 11. Any number of students.

Join me on an imagination-stretching adventure through my new book, Magicalia: Race of Wonders, where spectacular beasts called magicores are conjured using different emotions. Learn about ancient meteorites, the science of energy and the magic of our imaginations as you discover the secrets of conjuring. Would you survive an encounter with a Grudgernaut? How high can an ozoz jump? What sound does a Hix make? Find out the answers to all these questions and more!

'Creating a Magicore' Writing Workshop

Length: 45-60mins

Suitability: Years 3 - 7, ages 7 – 11. Maximum 30 students.

Books: Magicalia: Race of Wonders

This workshop explores what we mean by characteristics and why they are so important. Using group activities and worksheets, students discuss the characteristics of different emotions and use them to invent their own magicores. In groups, these extraordinary creatures are put to the test in various story situations. A fun, imaginative session involving teamwork and problem-solving.

I am available all year round for school visits across the UK, but I am particularly busy Feb-March and Oct-Nov, so please book soon if you would like me to visit during those periods. I live in Greater London but am happy to travel anywhere as long as expenses are covered. If you are interested in having me visit your school and would like to know more, please visit or email


You can also download some brilliant free teaching resources if you would like to use one of my books in your class.

'What a fantastic visit we had. The teachers and children were very inspired and enthused.'

- Thomas's Clapham, London


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