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Online Masterclasses

Online Masterclasses

Our brand new videos and lessons are out now!

2021’s content includes all of our brilliant £1 book authors and illustrators, with lots of exciting challenges and activities to make reading even more fun and interactive. Why not go on a wild adventure with Katherine Rundell, or hear Joseph Coelho and Fiona Lumbers share ideas on what can be on your World Book Day to-do list? Get all sorts of ideas about interactive storytelling from Tom Fletcher, and learn more about writing non-fiction with Jess French.

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. 

CHOOSE YOUR ACADEMY CLASS

2020 PRIMARY ACADEMY VIDEOS

2020 SECONDARY ACADEMY VIDEOS

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World Book Day is a charity funded by publishers and booksellers in the UK and Ireland.