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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
Philip Ardagh at Authors Live event
Sarah Ardizzone reading from Alpha
June Dawson, Claire Askew and Laura Joneo

David Almond
P6-S4

Philip Ardagh
P4-7

Sarah Ardizzone (with Bessora)
S3-6

Laura Jones (Readers, Writers, Rebels)
S1-3 

Authors Live: Steve Backshall

Guy Bass
Bessora speaking at Authors Live Event
Steve Backshall
P4-7
Guy Bass
P4-7 
Bessora (with Sarah Ardizzone)
S3-6 
Malorie Blackman
S1-4 

Cerrie Burnell reading at Authors Live event
Valerie Bloom (with Roger McGough)
P1-3
Martin Brown
P4-7

Melvin Burgess (Authentic Teens in YA Panel)
S1-6

Cerrie Burnell
P2-6

Pamela at Authors Live event
Anni Cameron
Catriona Lexy Campbell
Authors Live Storytelling Relay
Pamela Butchart
P4-7
Anni Cameron (Unheard Voices Panel)
S3-6

Catriona Lexy Campbell (Gaelic Event)
Preschool-P3

Peter Chand (Storytelling Relay)
P4-7

Lauren Child at Authors Live event
Julian Clary and David Roberts
Steve Cole
Eoin Colfer
Lauren Child
P4-7
Julian Clary (with David Roberts)
P4-7
Steve Cole
P4-7

Eoin Colfer
P5-S2

Ross Collins speaking
Tracey Corderoy at Authors Live event
Cressida Cowell reading aloud to a class
Roald Dahl Day Authors Live Event
Ross Collins
P1-3
Tracey Corderoy (with Steven Lenton)
P1-3

Cressida Cowell
P4-7

Roald Dahl Day
P2-7

Nicola Davies holding an animal skull
Juno Dawson speaks at Authors Live
Juno Dawson, Claire Askew and Laura Jones
Poetry Slam Event
Nicola Davies
P4-7

Juno Dawson
S1-6

Juno Dawson (Readers, Writers, Rebels)
S1-3 

Dizraeli (Poetry Slam)
S1-6
Lari Don, Peter Chand and Mara Menzies
Julia Donaldson Authors Live Event
Jonny Duddle
Polly Dunbar Authors Live Event

Lari Don (Storytelling Relay)
P4-7

Julia Donaldson
Julia Donaldson: Heroes and Villains
P1-4
Jonny Duddle
P1-3
Polly Dunbar
P3-7
Phil Earle
Adrian Edmondson
Etherington Brothers Authors Live Event
Matthew Fitt reading from a Roald Dahl book
Phil Earle
P4-7
Adrian Edmondson
P4-7
The Etherington Brothers
P4-7
Matthew Fitt
P4-7
Vivian French speaking to audience at Authors Live event

Debi Gliori at the Authors Live Illustration Slam

Kes Gray

Piet Grobler at the Authors Live Illustration Slam

Vivian French
P4-7
Debi Gliori (Illustration Slam)
P4-7
Kes Gray
P1-3
Piet Grobler (Illustration Slam)
P4-7
Mairi Hedderwick - Authors Live
Charlie Higson surrounded by pupils in Halloween fancy dress
Dave Hook

Lucy Hawking
P4-7

Mairi Hedderwick
P1-7

Charlie Higson
P6-S3

Dave Hook (Unheard Voices Panel)
S1-3

Chris Hoy and Joanna Nadin at a recent BBC Authors Live event
Author and Illustrator Oliver Jeffers
Juno Dawson, Claire Askew and Laura Jones
Anthony Horowitz
P5-S1
Chris Hoy (with Joanna Nadin)
P2-S1

Oliver Jeffers
Preschool-P3

Laura Jones (Readers, Writers, Rebels)
S1-3 

Authors Live with Jon Klassen
Steven Lenton at Authors Live event
Liz Lochhead Authors Live Event
Jackie Kay
S1-6

Jon Klassen
P4-7

Steven Lenton (with Tracey Corderoy)
P1-3
Liz Lochhead
P6-S4
Poetry Slam Event
James Mayhew Authors Live Event
Roger McGough and Valerie Bloom
Authors Live: Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve

Paul Lyalls (Poetry Slam)
S1-6

James Mayhew
P2-6
Roger McGough (with Valerie Bloom)
P1-3
Sarah McIntyre (with Philip Reeve)
P3-6
David Melling
Jean Menzies
Mara Menzies at the Authors Live Storytelling Relay
Michael Morpurgo Authors Live Event
David Melling
P1-3
Jean Menzies (Authentic Teens in YA Panel Event)
S1-6
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
Non Pratt
Authors Live: Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve
Deanna Rodger and Ellen Renton
Kjartan Poskitt
P5-S2

Non Pratt (Authentic Teens in YA Panel Event)
S1-6

Philip Reeve (with Sarah McIntyre)
P3-6

Ellen Renton (National Poetry Day)

Chris Riddell signing a book with a young girl
David Roberts illustrates during Authors Live
Tony Robinson Authors Live Event
Deanna Rodger and Ellen Renton 
Chris Riddell Authors Live
Illustration Slam

P4-7
David Roberts (with Julian Clary)
P4-7
Tony Robinson
P3-7

Deanna Rodger (National Poetry Day)

Michael Rosen Authors Live Event
Marcus Sedgwick
Darren Shan
Nick Sharratt

Michael Rosen
P2-6
S1-3

Marcus Sedgwick
S1-6
Darren Shan
S1-6
Nick Sharratt
P4-P7
Francesca Simon Authors Live Event
Alex T Smith drawing
Andy Stanton Authors Live Event
Play now: Chae Strathie
Francesca Simon
P1-P7
Alex T Smith
Preschool-P3
Andy Stanton
P3-P7
Chae Strathie
Preschool-P3
Ed Vere
Danny Wallace Authors Live
David Walliams Authors Live Event
 
Alex Wheatle
Ed Vere
Preschool-P2
Danny Wallace
P4-7

 David Walliams
P4-S2

 Alex Wheatle (Unheard Voices Panel)
S3-6
 
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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