Author & Illustrator Academy

Author & Illustrator Academy

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Beam your favourite World Book Day £1 book authors and illustrators direct into your classroom or at home with our Author & Illustrator Academy videos.

Why not get your creative juices flowing using words and illustration with Joanna Nadin and Rikin Parekh, or merge words and pictures with Nadia Shireen. Let Michael Morpurgo help you find the seed of your story, or invent a fantasy business idea with Rashmi Sirdeshpande. 

You can learn to write your own adventure story with lots of ideas and tips from Sophie McKenzie, or let Ben Bailey Smith provide some inspiration to write your own funny but realistic scene. Explore how to make the world a better place with Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola, or go on a journey to make your wishes come true with Simon Farnaby.

What is the Author & Illustrator Academy?
The Author & Illustrator Academy beams authors & illustrators right into classrooms so children can meet the creative minds behind their favourite books. Choose which Academy lesson to pick and then press play and let our brilliant authors and illustrators lead your class.

Each inspirational ‘lesson’ is a complete package with downloadable activities, creative challenges, resources and extracts to go with each video. They are available all year round so you can screen them in class at ANY TIME that suits you. The Academy lessons are perfect for home learning as well!

*Shortlisted for The Education Resources Awards 2020*

With special thanks to SHAPES For Schools for creating the resources and Authorfy, our original partners on the World Book Day masterclass format. 

2022 Academy Videos

2021 Academy Videos