a school author visit from n.s. blackman
 "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester
Inspiring workshops, talks and assemblies NS Blackman
Author visits from N.S Blackman inspire 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 author visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Free literacy 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. "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 who has been shortlisted for the 2017 Hull Children's Book Award. Nigel has taught primary school enrichment sessions and spoken at festivals, schools, libraries and museums in the UK and the US. 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. The Natural History Museum's bookshop will shortly be stocking 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 and inspire the children's creativity. They are educational and fun. 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. A school author visit can be arranged at minimum cost to the school, please download the information sheet for more details.
Contact  Email or phone us for more information Phone 0207 737 6737
 Author Visits details Pricing details, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
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Academic approval Dinosaurs and more!
The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s Primary Literacy Course, 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. These chapter books are illustrated throughout with beautiful black and white 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. For more about the series see www.dinoteks.com
encourage reading for pleasure

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a school author visit from n.s. blackman
 "Feedback from children has been superb" Headteacher, King's Prep School, Rochester
Inspiring workshops, talks and assemblies NS Blackman
Author visits from N.S Blackman inspire 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 author visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Free literacy 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. "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 who has been shortlisted for the 2017 Hull Children's Book Award. Nigel has taught primary school enrichment sessions and spoken at festivals, schools, libraries and museums in the UK and the US. 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. The Natural History Museum's bookshop will shortly be stocking 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 and inspire the children's creativity. They are educational and fun. 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. A school author visit can be arranged at minimum cost to the school, please download the information sheet for more details.
Contact  Email or phone us for more information Phone 0207 737 6737
 Author Visits details Pricing details, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
Reserve a dateCheck availability and reserve a date for your school
Academic approval Dinosaurs and more!
The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s Primary Literacy Course, 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. These chapter books are illustrated throughout with beautiful black and white 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. For more about the series see www.dinoteks.com
encourage reading for pleasure
a school author visit from n.s. blackman
Inspiring workshops, talks and assemblies NS Blackman
Author visits from N.S Blackman inspire 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 author visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Free literacy 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. "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 who has been shortlisted for the 2017 Hull Children's Book Award. Nigel has taught primary school enrichment sessions and spoken at festivals, schools, libraries and museums in the UK and the US. 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. The Natural History Museum's bookshop will shortly be stocking 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 and inspire the children's creativity. They are educational and fun. 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. A school author visit can be arranged at minimum cost to the school, please download the information sheet for more details.
Contact  Email or phone us for more information Phone 0207 737 6737
 Author Visits details Pricing details, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
Reserve a dateCheck availability and reserve a date for your school
Academic approval Dinosaurs and more!
The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s Primary Literacy Course, 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. These chapter books are illustrated throughout with beautiful black and white 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. For more about the series see www.dinoteks.com
encourage reading for pleasure
a school author visit from n.s. blackman
Inspiring workshops, talks and assemblies Author visits from N.S Blackman inspire 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 author visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Free literacy 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. "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 who has been shortlisted for the 2017 Hull Children's Book Award. Nigel has taught primary school enrichment sessions and spoken at festivals, schools, libraries and museums in the UK and the US. 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. The Natural History Museum's bookshop will shortly be stocking 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 and inspire the children's creativity. They are educational and fun. 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. A school author visit can be arranged at minimum cost to the school, please download the information sheet for more details.
Contact  Email or phone us for more information Phone 0207 737 6737
 Author Visits details Pricing details, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
Reserve a dateCheck availability and reserve a date for your school
Academic approval The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s Primary Literacy Course, 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. These chapter books are illustrated throughout with beautiful black and white 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
a school author visit from n.s. blackman
Inspiring workshops, talks and assemblies Author visits from N.S Blackman inspire 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 author visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Free literacy 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. "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 who has been shortlisted for the 2017 Hull Children's Book Award. Nigel has taught primary school enrichment sessions and spoken at festivals, schools, libraries and museums in the UK and the US. 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. The Natural History Museum's bookshop will shortly be stocking 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 and inspire the children's creativity. They are educational and fun. 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. A school author visit 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 Primary Literacy Course, 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. These chapter books are illustrated throughout with beautiful black and white 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
Contact  Email or phone us for more information Phone 0207 737 6737
 Author Visits details Pricing details, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
Reserve a dateCheck availability and reserve a date for your school
encourage reading for pleasure
a school author visit from n.s. blackman
Inspiring workshops, talks and assemblies Author visits from N.S Blackman inspire 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 author visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Free literacy 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. "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 who has been shortlisted for the 2017 Hull Children's Book Award. Nigel has taught primary school enrichment sessions and spoken at festivals, schools, libraries and museums in the UK and the US. 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. The Natural History Museum's bookshop will shortly be stocking 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 and inspire the children's creativity. They are educational and fun. 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. A school author visit 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 Primary Literacy Course, 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. These chapter books are illustrated throughout with beautiful black and white 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
Contact  Email or phone us for more information Phone 0207 737 6737
 Author Visits details Pricing details, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
Reserve a dateCheck availability and reserve a date for your school
encourage reading for pleasure
a school author visit from n.s. blackman
Inspiring workshops, talks and assemblies Author visits from N.S Blackman inspire 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 author visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Free literacy 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. "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 who has been shortlisted for the 2017 Hull Children's Book Award. Nigel has taught primary school enrichment sessions and spoken at festivals, schools, libraries and museums in the UK and the US. 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. The Natural History Museum's bookshop will shortly be stocking 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 and inspire the children's creativity. They are educational and fun. 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. A school author visit 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 Primary Literacy Course, 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. These chapter books are illustrated throughout with beautiful black and white 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
Contact  Email or phone us for more information Phone 0207 737 6737
 Author Visits details Pricing details, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
Reserve a dateCheck availability and reserve a date for your school
encourage reading for pleasure
a school author visit from n.s. blackman
Inspiring workshops, talks and assemblies Author visits from N.S Blackman inspire 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 author visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Free literacy 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. "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 who has been shortlisted for the 2017 Hull Children's Book Award. Nigel has taught primary school enrichment sessions and spoken at festivals, schools, libraries and museums in the UK and the US. 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. The Natural History Museum's bookshop will shortly be stocking 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 and inspire the children's creativity. They are educational and fun. 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. A school author visit 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 Primary Literacy Course, 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. These chapter books are illustrated throughout with beautiful black and white 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
Contact  Email or phone us for more information Phone 0207 737 6737
 Author Visits details Pricing details, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
encourage reading for pleasure
a school author visit from n.s. blackman
Inspiring workshops, talks and assemblies Author visits from N.S Blackman inspire 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 author visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Free literacy 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. "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 who has been shortlisted for the 2017 Hull Children's Book Award. Nigel has taught primary school enrichment sessions and spoken at festivals, schools, libraries and museums in the UK and the US. 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. The Natural History Museum's bookshop will shortly be stocking 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 and inspire the children's creativity. They are educational and fun. 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. A school author visit 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 Primary Literacy Course, 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. These chapter books are illustrated throughout with beautiful black and white 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
Contact  Email or phone us for more information Phone 0207 737 6737
 Author Visits details Pricing details, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
encourage reading for pleasure
a school author visit from n.s. blackman
Inspiring workshops, talks and assemblies Author visits from N.S Blackman inspire 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 author visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Free literacy 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. "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 who has been shortlisted for the 2017 Hull Children's Book Award. Nigel has taught primary school enrichment sessions and spoken at festivals, schools, libraries and museums in the UK and the US. 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. The Natural History Museum's bookshop will shortly be stocking 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 and inspire the children's creativity. They are educational and fun. 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. A school author visit can be arranged at minimum cost to the school, please download the information sheet for more details. Academic approval
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Contact  Email or phone us for more information Phone 0207 737 6737 The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s Primary Literacy Course, 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. These chapter books are illustrated throughout with beautiful black and white 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
a school author visit from n.s. blackman
Inspiring workshops, talks and assemblies Author visits from N.S Blackman inspire 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 author visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Free literacy 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. "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 who has been shortlisted for the 2017 Hull Children's Book Award. Nigel has taught primary school enrichment sessions and spoken at festivals, schools, libraries and museums in the UK and the US. 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. The Natural History Museum's bookshop will shortly be stocking 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 and inspire the children's creativity. They are educational and fun. 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. A school author visit can be arranged at minimum cost to the school, please download the information sheet for more details. Dinosaurs and more! The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s Primary Literacy Course, 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. These chapter books are illustrated throughout with beautiful black and white 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
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a school author visit from n.s. blackman
Inspiring workshops, talks and assemblies Author visits from N.S Blackman inspire 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 author visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Free literacy 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. "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 who has been shortlisted for the 2017 Hull Children's Book Award. Nigel has taught primary school enrichment sessions and spoken at festivals, schools, libraries and museums in the UK and the US. 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. The Natural History Museum's bookshop will shortly be stocking 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 and inspire the children's creativity. They are educational and fun. 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. A school author visit can be arranged at minimum cost to the school, please download the information sheet for more details. Dinosaurs and more! The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s Primary Literacy Course, 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. These chapter books are illustrated throughout with beautiful black and white 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
 Author Visits details Pricing details, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
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a school author visit from n.s. blackman Inspiring workshops, talks and assemblies Author visits from N.S Blackman inspire 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 author visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Free literacy 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. "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 who has been shortlisted for the 2017 Hull Children's Book Award. Nigel has taught primary school enrichment sessions and spoken at festivals, schools, libraries and museums in the UK and the US. 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. The Natural History Museum's bookshop will shortly be stocking 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 and inspire the children's creativity. They are educational and fun. 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. A school author visit can be arranged at minimum cost to the school, please download the information sheet for more details. Dinosaurs and more! The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s Primary Literacy Course, 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. These chapter books are illustrated throughout with beautiful black and white 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
 Author Visits details Pricing details, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
Reserve a dateCheck availability and reserve a date for your school
encourage reading for pleasure
a school author visit from n.s. blackman Inspiring workshops, talks and assemblies
Author visits from N.S Blackman inspire 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 author visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Free literacy 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. "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 who has been shortlisted for the 2017 Hull Children's Book Award. Nigel has taught primary school enrichment sessions and spoken at festivals, schools, libraries and museums in the UK and the US. 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. The Natural History Museum's bookshop will shortly be stocking 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 and inspire the children's creativity. They are educational and fun. 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. A school author visit can be arranged at minimum cost to the school, please download the information sheet for more details. Dinosaurs and more! The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s Primary Literacy Course, 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. These chapter books are illustrated throughout with beautiful black and white 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
 Author Visits details Pricing details, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
Reserve a dateCheck availability and reserve a date for your school
encourage reading for pleasure