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Scottish Book Trust and BBC Scotland Learning present: Authors Live

Authors Live is a series of world class children’s authors and illustrator events funded by Creative Scotland brought directly to your classroom, library or home for free, live on the web.

If you would like to catch up with previous Authors Live events on demand then we have all of the events here for you to watch in the classroom, at home or anywhere you like. Each event has learning resources attached to it so that you can embed the event in the classroom. For a taste of what Authors Live events have to offer, take a look at our highlights reel.

To watch a video, click on either its image or title in the list below.

 

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All Authors (Alphabetical by Last Name)
David Almond Authors Live Event Sarah Ardizzone reading from Alpha Authors Live: Steve Backshall Bessora speaking at Authors Live Event

David Almond
P6-S4

Sarah Ardizzone (with Bessora)
S3-6

Steve Backshall
P4-7

Bessora (with Sarah Ardizzone)
S3-6

Valerie Bloom at Authors Live

Cerrie Burnell reading at Authors Live event Catriona Lexy Campbell

Malorie Blackman
S1-4

Valerie Bloom (with Roger McGough)
P1-3

Cerrie Burnell
P2-6
Catriona Lexy Campbell (Gaelic Event)
Preschool-P3

Authors Live Storytelling Relay

Lauren Child at Authors Live event Julian Clary and David Roberts Steve Cole

Peter Chand (Storytelling Relay)
P4-7

Lauren Child
P4-7

Julian Clary (with David Roberts)
P4-7

Steve Cole
P4-7

Eoin Colfer

Tracey Corderoy at Authors Live event

Roald Dahl Day Authors Live Event

Juno Dawson speaks at Authors Live

Eoin Colfer
P5-S2

Tracey Corderoy (with Steven Lenton)
P1-3

Roald Dahl Day
P2-7

Juno Dawson
S1-6

Poetry Slam Event Lari Don, Peter Chand and Mara Menzies Julia Donaldson Authors Live Event Jonny Duddle

Dizraeli (Poetry Slam)
S1-6

Lari Don (Storytelling Relay)
P4-7

Julia Donaldson
Julia Donaldson: Heroes and Villains
P1-4

Jonny Duddle
P1-3

Polly Dunbar Authors Live Event

Etherington Brothers Authors Live Event Matthew Fitt reading from a Roald Dahl book

Debi Gliori at the Authors Live Illustration Slam

Polly Dunbar
P3-7

The Etherington Brothers
P4-7

Matthew Fitt
P4-7

Debi Gliori (Illustration Slam)
P4-7

Piet Grobler at the Authors Live Illustration Slam Authors Live with Lucy Hawking Mairi Hedderwick - Authors Live Charlie Higson - Authors Live

Piet Grobler (Illustration Slam)
P4-7

Lucy Hawking
P4-7
Mairi Hedderwick
P1-7

Charlie Higson
P6-S3

Chris Hoy and Joanna Nadin at a recent BBC Authors Live event Author and Illustrator Oliver Jeffers

Anthony Horowitz
P5-S1

Chris Hoy (with Joanna Nadin)
P2-S1
Oliver Jeffers
Preschool-P3
Jackie Kay
S1-6
Authors Live with Jon Klassen Steven Lenton at Authors Live event Liz Lochhead Authors Live Event Poetry Slam Event
Jon Klassen
P4-7
 Steven Lenton (with Tracey Corderoy)
P1-3
Liz Lochhead
P6-S4
Paul Lyalls (Poetry Slam)
S1-6
James Mayhew Authors Live Event Roger McGough and Valerie Bloom Authors Live: Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve David Melling
James Mayhew
P2-6
Roger McGough (with Valerie Bloom)
P1-3
Sarah McIntyre (with Philip Reeve)
P3-6
David Melling
P1-3
Mara Menzies at the Authors Live Storytelling Relay Michael Morpurgo Authors Live Event Poetry Slam Event Chris Hoy and Joanna Nadin at a recent BBC Authors Live event
Mara Menzies (Storytelling Relay)
P4-7
Michael Morpurgo
P3-S1
Elspeth Murray (Poetry Slam)
S1-6

Joanna Nadin (with Chris Hoy)
P2-S1

Liz Pichon Poskitt Authors Live Event Authors Live: Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve
Patrick Ness
S1-4
Liz Pichon
P4-7
Kjartan Poskitt
P5-S2
Philip Reeve (with Sarah McIntyre)
P3-6
Chris Riddell at the Authors Live Illustration Slam David Roberts illustrates during Authors Live Tony Robinson Authors Live Event Michael Rosen Authors Live Event
Chris Riddell (Illustration Slam)
P4-7
David Roberts (with Julian Clary)
P4-7
Tony Robinson
P3-7
Michael Rosen
P2-6
S1-3
Marcus Sedgwick Darren Shan Nick Sharratt Francesca Simon Authors Live Event
Marcus Sedgwick
S1-6
Darren Shan
S1-6
Nick Sharratt
P4-7
Francesca Simon
P1-7
Andy Stanton Authors Live Event Play now: Chae Strathie Ed Vere Danny Wallace Authors Live
Andy Stanton
P3-S5
Chae Strathie
Preschool-P3
Ed Vere
Preschool-P2
Danny Wallace
P4-7
David Walliams Authors Live Event Jacqueline Wilson Authors Live Event    
David Walliams
P4-S2
Jacqueline Wilson
P5-S2 
   

 

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Themes
Action/Adventure Children's Laureate Creative Writing Funny
Gaelic Illustration Non-fiction Poetry
Reluctant Readers Scary Scots Sport
Storytelling      

 

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Age Range
Early Years P1-3 P4-7 Secondary

 

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