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Elizabeth McKay

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Contact: elizlmckay@gmail.com
Local authority: North Ayrshire
Languages: English
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I am the author of the Wee Granny's Magic Bag series of picture books. There are currently three books in the series, suitable for children up to age seven. A typical school/library visit includes reading the story, followed by a selection of activities, depending on which book we're reading - there might be a treasure hunt, or even a ceilidh. One thing's for sure, the sessions are usually pretty lively! But if someone would prefer to sit quietly and colour their own tartan bag, that's fine.

I love working with this age group - they are imaginative and fun to be with. And they are also very honest, which is the reason I never ask them if they enjoyed the story! As well as picture books, I also write fiction for magazines, having had around 500 stories and articles published in the UK and overseas. I give talks, run workshops and adjudicate competitions.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Argyll and Bute; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Glasgow City; Inverclyde; North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Renfrewshire; South Ayrshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire

Events can deliver

Reading; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Adults with additional support needs; Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Adventure; Comedy, humour & funny books; Editing & editing your own work; First experiences for younger readers; Picture books

Age groups published for

Children; Adults

Age groups can work with

3-5; 6-8; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100