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Scottish Book Trust and BBC Scotland Learning present: Authors Live

Authors Live is a series of world class children’s author 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, you can find the highlights of each event on the BBC website.

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
Guy Bass

David Almond
P6-S4

Sarah Ardizzone (with Bessora)
S3-6

Steve Backshall
P4-7

Guy Bass
P4-7

Bessora (with Sarah Ardizzone)
S3-6

Malorie Blackman
S1-4

Valerie Bloom (with Roger McGough)
P1-3

Cerrie Burnell
P2-6

Catriona Lexy Campbell

 

Authors Live Storytelling Relay

 

Lauren Child at Authors Live event
Julian Clary and David Roberts

Catriona Lexy Campbell (Gaelic Event)
Preschool-P3

Peter Chand (Storytelling Relay)
P4-7
Lauren Child
P4-7
Julian Clary (with David Roberts)
P4-7
Steve Cole
Eoin Colfer
Tracey Corderoy at Authors Live event
Roald Dahl Day Authors Live Event

Steve Cole
P4-7

Eoin Colfer
P5-S2

Tracey Corderoy (with Steven Lenton)
P1-3

Roald Dahl Day
P2-7
Nicola Davies holding an animal skull
Juno Dawson speaks at Authors Live
Poetry Slam Event
Lari Don, Peter Chand and Mara Menzies

Nicola Davies
P4-7

Juno Dawson
S1-6

Dizraeli (Poetry Slam)
S1-6

Lari Don (Storytelling Relay)
P4-7

Julia Donaldson Authors Live Event

 

Jonny Duddle

 

Polly Dunbar Authors Live Event
Etherington Brothers Authors Live Event

 

Julia Donaldson
Julia Donaldson: Heroes and Villains
P1-4

Jonny Duddle
P1-3
Polly Dunbar
P3-7

The Etherington Brothers
P4-7

Matthew Fitt reading from a Roald Dahl book
Debi Gliori at the Authors Live Illustration Slam
Piet Grobler at the Authors Live Illustration Slam
Authors Live with Lucy Hawking

Matthew Fitt
P4-7

Debi Gliori (Illustration Slam)
P4-7

Piet Grobler (Illustration Slam)
P4-7

Lucy Hawking
P4-7
Mairi Hedderwick - Authors Live
Charlie Higson - Authors Live
Chris Hoy and Joanna Nadin at a recent BBC Authors Live event

Mairi Hedderwick
P1-7

Charlie Higson
P6-S3
Anthony Horowitz
P5-S1

Chris Hoy (with Joanna Nadin)
P2-S1

Author and Illustrator Oliver Jeffers
Authors Live with Jon Klassen
Steven Lenton at Authors Live event

Oliver Jeffers
Preschool-P3

Jackie Kay
S1-6
Jon Klassen
P4-7

Steven Lenton (with Tracey Corderoy)
P1-3

Liz Lochhead Authors Live Event
Poetry Slam Event
James Mayhew Authors Live Event
Roger McGough and Valerie Bloom

Liz Lochhead
P6-S4

Paul Lyalls (Poetry Slam)
S1-6
James Mayhew
P2-6
Roger McGough (with Valerie Bloom)
P1-3
Authors Live: Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve
David Melling
Mara Menzies at the Authors Live Storytelling Relay
Michael Morpurgo Authors Live Event
Sarah McIntyre (with Philip Reeve)
P3-6
David Melling
P1-3
Mara Menzies (Storytelling Relay)
P4-7
Michael Morpurgo
P3-S1
Poetry Slam Event
Chris Hoy and Joanna Nadin at a recent BBC Authors Live event
Liz Pichon
Elspeth Murray (Poetry Slam)
S1-6
Joanna Nadin (with Chris Hoy)
P2-S1
Patrick Ness
S1-4
Liz Pichon
P4-7
Poskitt Authors Live Event
Authors Live: Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve
Chris Riddell signing a book with a young girl
David Roberts illustrates during Authors Live
Kjartan Poskitt
P5-S2
Philip Reeve (with Sarah McIntyre)
P3-6
Chris Riddell Authors Live
Illustration Slam

P4-7

David Roberts (with Julian Clary)
P4-7

Tony Robinson Authors Live Event
Michael Rosen Authors Live Event
Marcus Sedgwick
Darren Shan
Tony Robinson
P3-7
Michael Rosen
P2-6
S1-3
Marcus Sedgwick
S1-6
Darren Shan
S1-6
Nick Sharratt
Francesca Simon Authors Live Event
Alex T Smith drawing
Andy Stanton Authors Live Event

Nick Sharratt
P4-7

Francesca Simon
P1-7
Alex T Smith
Preschool-P3
Andy Stanton
P3-P7
Play now: Chae Strathie
Ed Vere
Danny Wallace Authors Live
David Walliams Authors Live Event
Chae Strathie
Preschool-P3
Ed Vere
Preschool-P2
Danny Wallace
P4-7
David Walliams
P4-S2
Jacqueline Wilson Authors Live Event
     
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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