Monthly Archives: October 2016

Searching, Searching…


Adopt an Author will be back for 2017 and we are looking for classes to get involved.

Check out our video below for more information about the project and what we try to do…

In past years, we have had some amazing authors take part – A F Harrold, Ross Montgomery, Sarah Lean, Marcia Williams and Rob Lloyd Jones to name a few. With just eight weeks of correspondence with their respective classes, sending out writing or drawing tasks, answering questions and setting simples tasks to trigger the boundary-less imaginations of young people. Each author has put their own stamp on the project with wonderful results, our evaluations of each class reported that 85% children improved their own writing skills after talking to a real author and that a huge 75% of children felt inspired by the project to write their own stories!

This success has spurred us on to continue this project with great passion and determination to engage more classes and more young people with great published authors and illustrators who can inspire them to be creative in so many ways.

If you are a teacher, or a parent who can pass this on to a school to take part, please do! All you need to do is drop us a line at and we can organise the rest!

The AAA team x

Adopt an Author Parties 2016

This year was a fantastic project and we had a great end to a fabulous ten weeks. Each class was so good and seemed to be thrilled to meet each of their authors. We had a Rock n  Roll welcome to Gary Northfield, some clever quizzing team work with Marcia Williams, an *excellent* role play with Sarah Lean and a fascinating talk of the Mariana Trench with Ross Montgomery.

We’d like to thank all our wonderful schools, teachers and assistants who signed up to the project and each person in every class that took part at school and to those that were able to come and meet their author! We hope you had as much of a great time as we had seeing you all get stuck in!

The AAA team x