Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour with Pamela Butchart

In July 2015 the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour visited Cumbria with Blue Peter Award winning author Pamela Butchart!

Pamela travelled the length and breadth of Cumbria, talking to captive audiences about her brilliantly bonkers books; Baby Aliens Got My Teacher, The Spy Who Loved School Dinners and My Head Teacher is a Vampire Rat. On the road Pamela was confronted with alien takeovers, child-eating crisps, school dinner spies and vampire rats.

Pamela talked to pupils about how she finds inspiration in seemingly ordinary things; pupils were delighted to hear that a single crisp could spark an idea for a story and had fun making up their own crisp stories featuring, among other things, pirates, dinosaurs and intergalactic space travellers! Pupils also let their imaginations run wild crafting aliens out of plasticine and narrowly avoided having their brains invaded by tiny baby aliens during a white-knuckle game of heads down thumbs up.

Pamela’s events were lively, interactive and brilliant fun and pupils were left buzzing with ideas for their own mad-cap stories. A huge thank you to Pamela and all of the teachers and pupils who we visited in Cumbria for a fantastic week!

Learning Resources

Learning resources to help your pupils dive into Pamela’s brilliantly bonkers world are available to download from our website here.


Check out the gallery below for some brilliant photos from the tour!