Inspire your pupils, with a visit from writer N.S. Blackman
 "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester
Contact  Email or phone us for more information Phone 0207 737 6737
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Workshops, talks and assemblies NS Blackman
An author visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel tailors his talks and workshops to the age group of the children and brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Free teacher-pupil activity sheets linked to the curriculum at KS1 and KS2 and based on the Secret Dinosaur books are available to download. These can be used before or after a visit.. Activity sheets for use during a visit are also provided and every school also receives a beautifully illustrated Secret Dinosaur poster. For more about the series see www.dinoteks.com "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester Teachers, librarians and parents have been consistently impressed by Nigel's author visits: "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester "The children were engaged and focused throughout and it really got their ideas flowing. My class have come in today desperate to show me the dinosaur pictures they did last night! You have certainly inspired their young minds." - Literacy coordinator, Dulwich College. Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Recently, Nigel was invited to the Natural History Museum in London where he took part in the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton. For this fun #dippyontour event, Nigel hosted his Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. Following an enthusiastic reception from children and parents, The Natural History Museum's now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's Secret Dinosaur author visits encompass reading, writing and illustration - and include lots of participation from the children. The aim of each visit is to encourage reading for pleasure. Free pupil activity sheets, based on the Secret Dinosaur books and linked to KS1 and KS2 literacy and the KS1 dinosaur topic are available to download. School author visits can be arranged at minimum cost to the school, please download the information sheet for more details.
Academic approval Literacy and Creativity
The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s KS2 Literacy textbook, as an exemplar of compelling storytelling. The textbook features only the very best children's authors including Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl, so The Secret Dinosaur is in good company. Several schools now use The Secret Dinosaur as a class reader, particularly following, or in the run-up, to an author visit. The hero of the series, school boy Marlin Maxton, is delighted and amazed when on a trip to a museum, the metal dinosaur models come to life! There follows a series of adventures filled with humour, warmth and excitement. The books are illustrated throughout with beautiful drawings and they have been praised by teachers and librarians for being a great read aloud and appealing to both keen and reluctant readers. For more about the series, please look at the fan website, www.dinoteks.com The Secret Dinosaur is a popular series of chapter books for beginner and confident readers. They are proven to encourage reading. The story has been used as a comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s KS2 Literacy Course – as an exemplar of fantastic fiction which draws in young readers. The books features dinosaur museum models which come to life and make friends with school boy Marlin Maxton.
encourage reading for pleasure
Inspire your pupils, with a visit from writer N.S. Blackman
 "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester
Contact  Email or phone us for more information Phone 0207 737 6737
Visit details and Prices Pricing details for visits, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
Reserve a dateCheck availability and reserve a date for your school
Workshops, talks and assemblies NS Blackman
An author visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel tailors his talks and workshops to the age group of the children and brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Free teacher-pupil activity sheets linked to the curriculum at KS1 and KS2 and based on the Secret Dinosaur books are available to download. These can be used before or after a visit.. Activity sheets for use during a visit are also provided and every school also receives a beautifully illustrated Secret Dinosaur poster. For more about the series see www.dinoteks.com "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester Teachers, librarians and parents have been consistently impressed by Nigel's author visits: "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester "The children were engaged and focused throughout and it really got their ideas flowing. My class have come in today desperate to show me the dinosaur pictures they did last night! You have certainly inspired their young minds." - Literacy coordinator, Dulwich College. Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Recently, Nigel was invited to the Natural History Museum in London where he took part in the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton. For this fun #dippyontour event, Nigel hosted his Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. Following an enthusiastic reception from children and parents, The Natural History Museum's now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's Secret Dinosaur author visits encompass reading, writing and illustration - and include lots of participation from the children. The aim of each visit is to encourage reading for pleasure. Free pupil activity sheets, based on the Secret Dinosaur books and linked to KS1 and KS2 literacy and the KS1 dinosaur topic are available to download. School author visits can be arranged at minimum cost to the school, please download the information sheet for more details.
Academic approval Literacy and Creativity
The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s KS2 Literacy textbook, as an exemplar of compelling storytelling. The textbook features only the very best children's authors including Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl, so The Secret Dinosaur is in good company. Several schools now use The Secret Dinosaur as a class reader, particularly following, or in the run-up, to an author visit. The hero of the series, school boy Marlin Maxton, is delighted and amazed when on a trip to a museum, the metal dinosaur models come to life! There follows a series of adventures filled with humour, warmth and excitement. The books are illustrated throughout with beautiful drawings and they have been praised by teachers and librarians for being a great read aloud and appealing to both keen and reluctant readers. For more about the series, please look at the fan website, www.dinoteks.com The Secret Dinosaur is a popular series of chapter books for beginner and confident readers. They are proven to encourage reading. The story has been used as a comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s KS2 Literacy Course – as an exemplar of fantastic fiction which draws in young readers. The books features dinosaur museum models which come to life and make friends with school boy Marlin Maxton.
encourage reading for pleasure
Inspire your pupils, with a visit from writer N.S. Blackman
 "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester
Contact  Email or phone us for more information Phone 0207 737 6737
Visit details and Prices Pricing details for visits, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
Reserve a dateCheck availability and reserve a date for your school
Workshops, talks and assemblies NS Blackman
An author visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel tailors his talks and workshops to the age group of the children and brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Free teacher-pupil activity sheets linked to the curriculum at KS1 and KS2 and based on the Secret Dinosaur books are available to download. These can be used before or after a visit.. Activity sheets for use during a visit are also provided and every school also receives a beautifully illustrated Secret Dinosaur poster. For more about the series see www.dinoteks.com "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester Teachers, librarians and parents have been consistently impressed by Nigel's author visits: "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester "The children were engaged and focused throughout and it really got their ideas flowing. My class have come in today desperate to show me the dinosaur pictures they did last night! You have certainly inspired their young minds." - Literacy coordinator, Dulwich College. Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Recently, Nigel was invited to the Natural History Museum in London where he took part in the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton. For this fun #dippyontour event, Nigel hosted his Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. Following an enthusiastic reception from children and parents, The Natural History Museum's now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's Secret Dinosaur author visits encompass reading, writing and illustration - and include lots of participation from the children. The aim of each visit is to encourage reading for pleasure. Free pupil activity sheets, based on the Secret Dinosaur books and linked to KS1 and KS2 literacy and the KS1 dinosaur topic are available to download. School author visits can be arranged at minimum cost to the school, please download the information sheet for more details.
Academic approval Literacy and Creativity
The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s KS2 Literacy textbook, as an exemplar of compelling storytelling. The textbook features only the very best children's authors including Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl, so The Secret Dinosaur is in good company. Several schools now use The Secret Dinosaur as a class reader, particularly following, or in the run-up, to an author visit. The hero of the series, school boy Marlin Maxton, is delighted and amazed when on a trip to a museum, the metal dinosaur models come to life! There follows a series of adventures filled with humour, warmth and excitement. The books are illustrated throughout with beautiful drawings and they have been praised by teachers and librarians for being a great read aloud and appealing to both keen and reluctant readers. For more about the series, please look at the fan website, www.dinoteks.com The Secret Dinosaur is a popular series of chapter books for beginner and confident readers. They are proven to encourage reading. The story has been used as a comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s KS2 Literacy Course – as an exemplar of fantastic fiction which draws in young readers. The books features dinosaur museum models which come to life and make friends with school boy Marlin Maxton.
encourage reading for pleasure
Inspire your pupils, with a visit from writer N.S. Blackman
Contact  Email or phone us for more information Phone 0207 737 6737
Visit details and Prices Pricing details for visits, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
Reserve a dateCheck availability and reserve a date for your school
Workshops, talks and assemblies NS Blackman
An author visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel tailors his talks and workshops to the age group of the children and brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Free teacher-pupil activity sheets linked to the curriculum at KS1 and KS2 and based on the Secret Dinosaur books are available to download. These can be used before or after a visit.. Activity sheets for use during a visit are also provided and every school also receives a beautifully illustrated Secret Dinosaur poster. For more about the series see www.dinoteks.com "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester Teachers, librarians and parents have been consistently impressed by Nigel's author visits: "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester "The children were engaged and focused throughout and it really got their ideas flowing. My class have come in today desperate to show me the dinosaur pictures they did last night! You have certainly inspired their young minds." - Literacy coordinator, Dulwich College. Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Recently, Nigel was invited to the Natural History Museum in London where he took part in the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton. For this fun #dippyontour event, Nigel hosted his Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. Following an enthusiastic reception from children and parents, The Natural History Museum's now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's Secret Dinosaur author visits encompass reading, writing and illustration - and include lots of participation from the children. The aim of each visit is to encourage reading for pleasure. Free pupil activity sheets, based on the Secret Dinosaur books and linked to KS1 and KS2 literacy and the KS1 dinosaur topic are available to download. School author visits can be arranged at minimum cost to the school, please download the information sheet for more details.
Academic approval Literacy and Creativity
The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s KS2 Literacy textbook, as an exemplar of compelling storytelling. The textbook features only the very best children's authors including Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl, so The Secret Dinosaur is in good company. Several schools now use The Secret Dinosaur as a class reader, particularly following, or in the run-up, to an author visit. The hero of the series, school boy Marlin Maxton, is delighted and amazed when on a trip to a museum, the metal dinosaur models come to life! There follows a series of adventures filled with humour, warmth and excitement. The books are illustrated throughout with beautiful drawings and they have been praised by teachers and librarians for being a great read aloud and appealing to both keen and reluctant readers. For more about the series, please look at the fan website, www.dinoteks.com The Secret Dinosaur is a popular series of chapter books for beginner and confident readers. They are proven to encourage reading. The story has been used as a comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s KS2 Literacy Course – as an exemplar of fantastic fiction which draws in young readers. The books features dinosaur museum models which come to life and make friends with school boy Marlin Maxton.
encourage reading for pleasure
Inspire your pupils, with a visit from writer N.S. Blackman
Contact  Email or phone us for more information Phone 0207 737 6737
Visit details and Prices Pricing details for visits, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
Reserve a dateCheck availability and reserve a date for your school
Workshops, talks and assemblies An author visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel tailors his talks and workshops to the age group of the children and brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Free teacher-pupil activity sheets linked to the curriculum at KS1 and KS2 and based on the Secret Dinosaur books are available to download. These can be used before or after a visit.. Activity sheets for use during a visit are also provided and every school also receives a beautifully illustrated Secret Dinosaur poster. For more about the series see www.dinoteks.com "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester Teachers, librarians and parents have been consistently impressed by Nigel's author visits: "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester "The children were engaged and focused throughout and it really got their ideas flowing. My class have come in today desperate to show me the dinosaur pictures they did last night! You have certainly inspired their young minds." - Literacy coordinator, Dulwich College.
NS Blackman Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Recently, Nigel was invited to the Natural History Museum in London where he took part in the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton. For this fun #dippyontour event, Nigel hosted his Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. Following an enthusiastic reception from children and parents, The Natural History Museum's now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's Secret Dinosaur author visits encompass reading, writing and illustration - and include lots of participation from the children. The aim of each visit is to encourage reading for pleasure. Free pupil activity sheets, based on the Secret Dinosaur books and linked to KS1 and KS2 literacy and the KS1 dinosaur topic are available to download. School author visits can be arranged at minimum cost to the school, please download the information sheet for more details. Academic approval The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s KS2 Literacy textbook, as an exemplar of compelling storytelling. The textbook features only the very best children's authors including Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl, so The Secret Dinosaur is in good company. Several schools now use The Secret Dinosaur as a class reader, particularly following, or in the run-up, to an author visit. The hero of the series, school boy Marlin Maxton, is delighted and amazed when on a trip to a museum, the metal dinosaur models come to life! There follows a series of adventures filled with humour, warmth and excitement. The books are illustrated throughout with beautiful drawings and they have been praised by teachers and librarians for being a great read aloud and appealing to both keen and reluctant readers. For more about the series, please look at the fan website, www.dinoteks.com encourage reading for pleasure
Inspire your pupils, with a visit from writer N.S. Blackman
Contact  Email or phone us for more information Phone 0207 737 6737
Visit details and Prices Pricing details for visits, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
Reserve a dateCheck availability and reserve a date for your school
Workshops, talks and assemblies An author visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel tailors his talks and workshops to the age group of the children and brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Free teacher-pupil activity sheets linked to the curriculum at KS1 and KS2 and based on the Secret Dinosaur books are available to download. These can be used before or after a visit.. Activity sheets for use during a visit are also provided and every school also receives a beautifully illustrated Secret Dinosaur poster. For more about the series see www.dinoteks.com "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester Teachers, librarians and parents have been consistently impressed by Nigel's author visits: "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester "The children were engaged and focused throughout and it really got their ideas flowing. My class have come in today desperate to show me the dinosaur pictures they did last night! You have certainly inspired their young minds." - Literacy coordinator, Dulwich College.
Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Recently, Nigel was invited to the Natural History Museum in London where he took part in the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton. For this fun #dippyontour event, Nigel hosted his Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. Following an enthusiastic reception from children and parents, The Natural History Museum's now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's Secret Dinosaur author visits encompass reading, writing and illustration - and include lots of participation from the children. The aim of each visit is to encourage reading for pleasure. Free pupil activity sheets, based on the Secret Dinosaur books and linked to KS1 and KS2 literacy and the KS1 dinosaur topic are available to download. School author visits can be arranged at minimum cost to the school, please download the information sheet for more details. Academic approval The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s KS2 Literacy textbook, as an exemplar of compelling storytelling. The textbook features only the very best children's authors including Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl, so The Secret Dinosaur is in good company. Several schools now use The Secret Dinosaur as a class reader, particularly following, or in the run-up, to an author visit. The hero of the series, school boy Marlin Maxton, is delighted and amazed when on a trip to a museum, the metal dinosaur models come to life! There follows a series of adventures filled with humour, warmth and excitement. The books are illustrated throughout with beautiful drawings and they have been praised by teachers and librarians for being a great read aloud and appealing to both keen and reluctant readers. For more about the series, please look at the fan website, www.dinoteks.com encourage reading for pleasure
NS Blackman
Inspire your pupils, with a visit from writer N.S. Blackman
Contact  Email or phone us for more information Phone 0207 737 6737
Visit details and Prices Pricing details for visits, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
Reserve a dateCheck availability and reserve a date for your school
Workshops, talks and assemblies An author visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel tailors his talks and workshops to the age group of the children and brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Free teacher-pupil activity sheets linked to the curriculum at KS1 and KS2 and based on the Secret Dinosaur books are available to download. These can be used before or after a visit.. Activity sheets for use during a visit are also provided and every school also receives a beautifully illustrated Secret Dinosaur poster. For more about the series see www.dinoteks.com "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester Teachers, librarians and parents have been consistently impressed by Nigel's author visits: "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester "The children were engaged and focused throughout and it really got their ideas flowing. My class have come in today desperate to show me the dinosaur pictures they did last night! You have certainly inspired their young minds." - Literacy coordinator, Dulwich College.
NS Blackman Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Recently, Nigel was invited to the Natural History Museum in London where he took part in the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton. For this fun #dippyontour event, Nigel hosted his Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. Following an enthusiastic reception from children and parents, The Natural History Museum's now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's Secret Dinosaur author visits encompass reading, writing and illustration - and include lots of participation from the children. The aim of each visit is to encourage reading for pleasure. Free pupil activity sheets, based on the Secret Dinosaur books and linked to KS1 and KS2 literacy and the KS1 dinosaur topic are available to download. School author visits can be arranged at minimum cost to the school, please download the information sheet for more details. Academic approval The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s KS2 Literacy textbook, as an exemplar of compelling storytelling. The textbook features only the very best children's authors including Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl, so The Secret Dinosaur is in good company. Several schools now use The Secret Dinosaur as a class reader, particularly following, or in the run-up, to an author visit. The hero of the series, school boy Marlin Maxton, is delighted and amazed when on a trip to a museum, the metal dinosaur models come to life! There follows a series of adventures filled with humour, warmth and excitement. The books are illustrated throughout with beautiful drawings and they have been praised by teachers and librarians for being a great read aloud and appealing to both keen and reluctant readers. For more about the series, please look at the fan website, www.dinoteks.com encourage reading for pleasure
Inspire your pupils, with a visit from writer N.S. Blackman
Contact  Email or phone us for more information Phone 0207 737 6737
Visit details and Prices Pricing details for visits, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
Reserve a dateCheck availability and reserve a date for your school
Workshops, talks and assemblies An author visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel tailors his talks and workshops to the age group of the children and brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Free teacher-pupil activity sheets linked to the curriculum at KS1 and KS2 and based on the Secret Dinosaur books are available to download. These can be used before or after a visit.. Activity sheets for use during a visit are also provided and every school also receives a beautifully illustrated Secret Dinosaur poster. For more about the series see www.dinoteks.com "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester Teachers, librarians and parents have been consistently impressed by Nigel's author visits: "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester "The children were engaged and focused throughout and it really got their ideas flowing. My class have come in today desperate to show me the dinosaur pictures they did last night! You have certainly inspired their young minds." - Literacy coordinator, Dulwich College.
NS Blackman Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Recently, Nigel was invited to the Natural History Museum in London where he took part in the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton. For this fun #dippyontour event, Nigel hosted his Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. Following an enthusiastic reception from children and parents, The Natural History Museum's now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's Secret Dinosaur author visits encompass reading, writing and illustration - and include lots of participation from the children. The aim of each visit is to encourage reading for pleasure. Free pupil activity sheets, based on the Secret Dinosaur books and linked to KS1 and KS2 literacy and the KS1 dinosaur topic are available to download. School author visits can be arranged at minimum cost to the school, please download the information sheet for more details. Academic approval The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s KS2 Literacy textbook, as an exemplar of compelling storytelling. The textbook features only the very best children's authors including Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl, so The Secret Dinosaur is in good company. Several schools now use The Secret Dinosaur as a class reader, particularly following, or in the run-up, to an author visit. The hero of the series, school boy Marlin Maxton, is delighted and amazed when on a trip to a museum, the metal dinosaur models come to life! There follows a series of adventures filled with humour, warmth and excitement. The books are illustrated throughout with beautiful drawings and they have been praised by teachers and librarians for being a great read aloud and appealing to both keen and reluctant readers. For more about the series, please look at the fan website, www.dinoteks.com encourage reading for pleasure
Inspire your pupils, with a visit from writer N.S. Blackman
Contact  Email or phone us for more information Phone 0207 737 6737
Visit details and Prices Pricing details for visits, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
Workshops, talks and assemblies An author visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel tailors his talks and workshops to the age group of the children and brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Free teacher-pupil activity sheets linked to the curriculum at KS1 and KS2 and based on the Secret Dinosaur books are available to download. These can be used before or after a visit.. Activity sheets for use during a visit are also provided and every school also receives a beautifully illustrated Secret Dinosaur poster. For more about the series see www.dinoteks.com "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester Teachers, librarians and parents have been consistently impressed by Nigel's author visits: "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester "The children were engaged and focused throughout and it really got their ideas flowing. My class have come in today desperate to show me the dinosaur pictures they did last night! You have certainly inspired their young minds." - Literacy coordinator, Dulwich College.
NS Blackman Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Recently, Nigel was invited to the Natural History Museum in London where he took part in the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton. For this fun #dippyontour event, Nigel hosted his Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. Following an enthusiastic reception from children and parents, The Natural History Museum's now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's Secret Dinosaur author visits encompass reading, writing and illustration - and include lots of participation from the children. The aim of each visit is to encourage reading for pleasure. Free pupil activity sheets, based on the Secret Dinosaur books and linked to KS1 and KS2 literacy and the KS1 dinosaur topic are available to download. School author visits can be arranged at minimum cost to the school, please download the information sheet for more details. Academic approval The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s KS2 Literacy textbook, as an exemplar of compelling storytelling. The textbook features only the very best children's authors including Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl, so The Secret Dinosaur is in good company. Several schools now use The Secret Dinosaur as a class reader, particularly following, or in the run-up, to an author visit. The hero of the series, school boy Marlin Maxton, is delighted and amazed when on a trip to a museum, the metal dinosaur models come to life! There follows a series of adventures filled with humour, warmth and excitement. The books are illustrated throughout with beautiful drawings and they have been praised by teachers and librarians for being a great read aloud and appealing to both keen and reluctant readers. For more about the series, please look at the fan website, www.dinoteks.com encourage reading for pleasure
Inspire your pupils, with a visit from writer N.S. Blackman
Contact  Email or phone us for more information Phone 0207 737 6737
Visit details and Prices Pricing details for visits, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
Workshops, talks and assemblies An author visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel tailors his talks and workshops to the age group of the children and brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Free teacher-pupil activity sheets linked to the curriculum at KS1 and KS2 and based on the Secret Dinosaur books are available to download. These can be used before or after a visit.. Activity sheets for use during a visit are also provided and every school also receives a beautifully illustrated Secret Dinosaur poster. For more about the series see www.dinoteks.com "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester Teachers, librarians and parents have been consistently impressed by Nigel's author visits: "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester "The children were engaged and focused throughout and it really got their ideas flowing. My class have come in today desperate to show me the dinosaur pictures they did last night! You have certainly inspired their young minds." - Literacy coordinator, Dulwich College.
NS Blackman Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Recently, Nigel was invited to the Natural History Museum in London where he took part in the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton. For this fun #dippyontour event, Nigel hosted his Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. Following an enthusiastic reception from children and parents, The Natural History Museum's now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's Secret Dinosaur author visits encompass reading, writing and illustration - and include lots of participation from the children. The aim of each visit is to encourage reading for pleasure. Free pupil activity sheets, based on the Secret Dinosaur books and linked to KS1 and KS2 literacy and the KS1 dinosaur topic are available to download. School author visits can be arranged at minimum cost to the school, please download the information sheet for more details. Academic approval The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s KS2 Literacy textbook, as an exemplar of compelling storytelling. The textbook features only the very best children's authors including Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl, so The Secret Dinosaur is in good company. Several schools now use The Secret Dinosaur as a class reader, particularly following, or in the run-up, to an author visit. The hero of the series, school boy Marlin Maxton, is delighted and amazed when on a trip to a museum, the metal dinosaur models come to life! There follows a series of adventures filled with humour, warmth and excitement. The books are illustrated throughout with beautiful drawings and they have been praised by teachers and librarians for being a great read aloud and appealing to both keen and reluctant readers. For more about the series, please look at the fan website, www.dinoteks.com encourage reading for pleasure
Inspire your pupils, with a visit from writer N.S. Blackman
Contact  Email or phone us for more information Phone 0207 737 6737
Visit details and Prices Pricing details for visits, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
Workshops, talks and assemblies An author visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel tailors his talks and workshops to the age group of the children and brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Free teacher-pupil activity sheets linked to the curriculum at KS1 and KS2 and based on the Secret Dinosaur books are available to download. These can be used before or after a visit.. Activity sheets for use during a visit are also provided and every school also receives a beautifully illustrated Secret Dinosaur poster. For more about the series see www.dinoteks.com "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester Teachers, librarians and parents have been consistently impressed by Nigel's author visits: "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester "The children were engaged and focused throughout and it really got their ideas flowing. My class have come in today desperate to show me the dinosaur pictures they did last night! You have certainly inspired their young minds." - Literacy coordinator, Dulwich College. NS Blackman Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Recently, Nigel was invited to the Natural History Museum in London where he took part in the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton. For this fun #dippyontour event, Nigel hosted his Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. Following an enthusiastic reception from children and parents, The Natural History Museum's now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's Secret Dinosaur author visits encompass reading, writing and illustration - and include lots of participation from the children. The aim of each visit is to encourage reading for pleasure. Free pupil activity sheets, based on the Secret Dinosaur books and linked to KS1 and KS2 literacy and the KS1 dinosaur topic are available to download. School author visits can be arranged at minimum cost to the school, please download the information sheet for more details. Academic approval The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s KS2 Literacy textbook, as an exemplar of compelling storytelling. The textbook features only the very best children's authors including Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl, so The Secret Dinosaur is in good company. Several schools now use The Secret Dinosaur as a class reader, particularly following, or in the run-up, to an author visit. The hero of the series, school boy Marlin Maxton, is delighted and amazed when on a trip to a museum, the metal dinosaur models come to life! There follows a series of adventures filled with humour, warmth and excitement. The books are illustrated throughout with beautiful drawings and they have been praised by teachers and librarians for being a great read aloud and appealing to both keen and reluctant readers. For more about the series, please look at the fan website, www.dinoteks.com encourage reading for pleasure
Inspire your pupils, with a visit from writer N.S. Blackman
Visit details and Prices Pricing details for visits, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
Reserve a dateCheck availability and reserve a date for your school Workshops, talks and assemblies An author visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel tailors his talks and workshops to the age group of the children and brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Free teacher-pupil activity sheets linked to the curriculum at KS1 and KS2 and based on the Secret Dinosaur books are available to download. These can be used before or after a visit.. Activity sheets for use during a visit are also provided and every school also receives a beautifully illustrated Secret Dinosaur poster. For more about the series see www.dinoteks.com "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester Teachers, librarians and parents have been consistently impressed by Nigel's author visits: "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester "The children were engaged and focused throughout and it really got their ideas flowing. My class have come in today desperate to show me the dinosaur pictures they did last night! You have certainly inspired their young minds." - Literacy coordinator, Dulwich College. NS Blackman Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Recently, Nigel was invited to the Natural History Museum in London where he took part in the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton. For this fun #dippyontour event, Nigel hosted his Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. Following an enthusiastic reception from children and parents, The Natural History Museum's now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's Secret Dinosaur author visits encompass reading, writing and illustration - and include lots of participation from the children. The aim of each visit is to encourage reading for pleasure. Free pupil activity sheets, based on the Secret Dinosaur books and linked to KS1 and KS2 literacy and the KS1 dinosaur topic are available to download. School author visits can be arranged at minimum cost to the school, please download the information sheet for more details. Literacy and Creativity The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s KS2 Literacy textbook, as an exemplar of compelling storytelling. The textbook features only the very best children's authors including Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl, so The Secret Dinosaur is in good company. Several schools now use The Secret Dinosaur as a class reader, particularly following, or in the run-up, to an author visit. The hero of the series, school boy Marlin Maxton, is delighted and amazed when on a trip to a museum, the metal dinosaur models come to life! There follows a series of adventures filled with humour, warmth and excitement. The books are illustrated throughout with beautiful drawings and they have been praised by teachers and librarians for being a great read aloud and appealing to both keen and reluctant readers. For more about the series, please look at the fan website, www.dinoteks.com encourage reading for pleasure
Inspire your pupils, with a visit from writer N.S. Blackman
Visit details and Prices Pricing details for visits, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
Reserve a dateCheck availability and reserve a date for your school Workshops, talks and assemblies An author visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel tailors his talks and workshops to the age group of the children and brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Free teacher-pupil activity sheets linked to the curriculum at KS1 and KS2 and based on the Secret Dinosaur books are available to download. These can be used before or after a visit.. Activity sheets for use during a visit are also provided and every school also receives a beautifully illustrated Secret Dinosaur poster. For more about the series see www.dinoteks.com "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester Teachers, librarians and parents have been consistently impressed by Nigel's author visits: "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester "The children were engaged and focused throughout and it really got their ideas flowing. My class have come in today desperate to show me the dinosaur pictures they did last night! You have certainly inspired their young minds." - Literacy coordinator, Dulwich College. NS Blackman Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Recently, Nigel was invited to the Natural History Museum in London where he took part in the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton. For this fun #dippyontour event, Nigel hosted his Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. Following an enthusiastic reception from children and parents, The Natural History Museum's now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's Secret Dinosaur author visits encompass reading, writing and illustration - and include lots of participation from the children. The aim of each visit is to encourage reading for pleasure. Free pupil activity sheets, based on the Secret Dinosaur books and linked to KS1 and KS2 literacy and the KS1 dinosaur topic are available to download. School author visits can be arranged at minimum cost to the school, please download the information sheet for more details. Literacy and Creativity The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s KS2 Literacy textbook, as an exemplar of compelling storytelling. The textbook features only the very best children's authors including Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl, so The Secret Dinosaur is in good company. Several schools now use The Secret Dinosaur as a class reader, particularly following, or in the run-up, to an author visit. The hero of the series, school boy Marlin Maxton, is delighted and amazed when on a trip to a museum, the metal dinosaur models come to life! There follows a series of adventures filled with humour, warmth and excitement. The books are illustrated throughout with beautiful drawings and they have been praised by teachers and librarians for being a great read aloud and appealing to both keen and reluctant readers. For more about the series, please look at the fan website, www.dinoteks.com encourage reading for pleasure
Inspire your pupils, with a visit from writer N.S. Blackman
Reserve a dateCheck availability and reserve a date for your school
Visit details and Prices Pricing details for visits, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
Workshops, talks and assemblies An author visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel tailors his talks and workshops to the age group of the children and brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Free teacher-pupil activity sheets linked to the curriculum at KS1 and KS2 and based on the Secret Dinosaur books are available to download. These can be used before or after a visit.. Activity sheets for use during a visit are also provided and every school also receives a beautifully illustrated Secret Dinosaur poster. For more about the series see www.dinoteks.com "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester Teachers, librarians and parents have been consistently impressed by Nigel's author visits: "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester "The children were engaged and focused throughout and it really got their ideas flowing. My class have come in today desperate to show me the dinosaur pictures they did last night! You have certainly inspired their young minds." - Literacy coordinator, Dulwich College. NS Blackman Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Recently, Nigel was invited to the Natural History Museum in London where he took part in the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton. For this fun #dippyontour event, Nigel hosted his Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. Following an enthusiastic reception from children and parents, The Natural History Museum's now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's Secret Dinosaur author visits encompass reading, writing and illustration - and include lots of participation from the children. The aim of each visit is to encourage reading for pleasure. Free pupil activity sheets, based on the Secret Dinosaur books and linked to KS1 and KS2 literacy and the KS1 dinosaur topic are available to download. School author visits can be arranged at minimum cost to the school, please download the information sheet for more details. Literacy and Creativity The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s KS2 Literacy textbook, as an exemplar of compelling storytelling. The textbook features only the very best children's authors including Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl, so The Secret Dinosaur is in good company. Several schools now use The Secret Dinosaur as a class reader, particularly following, or in the run-up, to an author visit. The hero of the series, school boy Marlin Maxton, is delighted and amazed when on a trip to a museum, the metal dinosaur models come to life! There follows a series of adventures filled with humour, warmth and excitement. The books are illustrated throughout with beautiful drawings and they have been praised by teachers and librarians for being a great read aloud and appealing to both keen and reluctant readers. For more about the series, please look at the fan website, www.dinoteks.com encourage reading for pleasure
Inspire your pupils, with a visit from writer N.S. Blackman
Visit details and Prices Pricing details for visits, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
Reserve a dateCheck availability and reserve a date for your school Workshops, talks and assemblies An author visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel tailors his talks and workshops to the age group of the children and brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel can host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Free teacher-pupil activity sheets linked to the curriculum at KS1 and KS2 and based on the Secret Dinosaur books are available to download. These can be used before or after a visit.. Activity sheets for use during a visit are also provided and every school also receives a beautifully illustrated Secret Dinosaur poster. For more about the series see www.dinoteks.com "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester Teachers, librarians and parents have been consistently impressed by Nigel's author visits: "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester "The children were engaged and focused throughout and it really got their ideas flowing. My class have come in today desperate to show me the dinosaur pictures they did last night! You have certainly inspired their young minds." - Literacy coordinator, Dulwich College.
NS Blackman Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Recently, Nigel was invited to the Natural History Museum in London where he took part in the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton. For this fun #dippyontour event, Nigel hosted his Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. Following an enthusiastic reception from children and parents, The Natural History Museum's now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's Secret Dinosaur author visits encompass reading, writing and illustration - and include lots of participation from the children. The aim of each visit is to encourage reading for pleasure. Free pupil activity sheets, based on the Secret Dinosaur books and linked to KS1 and KS2 literacy and the KS1 dinosaur topic are available to download. School author visits can be arranged at minimum cost to the school, please download the information sheet for more details.
The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s KS2 Literacy textbook, as an exemplar of compelling storytelling. The textbook features only the very best children's authors including Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl, so The Secret Dinosaur is in good company. Several schools now use The Secret Dinosaur as a class reader, particularly following, or in the run-up, to an author visit. The hero of the series, school boy Marlin Maxton, is delighted and amazed when on a trip to a museum, the metal dinosaur models come to life! There follows a series of adventures filled with humour, warmth and excitement. The books are illustrated throughout with beautiful drawings and they have been praised by teachers and librarians for being a great read aloud and appealing to both keen and reluctant readers. For more about the series, please look at the fan website, www.dinoteks.com Literacy and Creativity
encourage reading for pleasure