n.s. blackman, school visits
 "Feedback from children has been superb" Head teacher, 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 creative writing , 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 hosts workshops on creative writing, in 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. "Feedback from children has been superb" Head teacher, 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 short listed for awards and praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum in London invited Nigel to be part of the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton, Dippy. 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 now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. London, Hull, L.A...and beyond! Nigel has toured schools, museums and festivals across the UK - and even in Los Angeles in the USA at the invitation of some ardent Secret Dinosaur fans. His most recent work was shortlisted for the 2017 KS2 Hull Children's Book Award (chosen by the city's librarian leaders) and consequently Nigel was a guest at last year's Malarkey Festival in the city.
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 emergent and confident readers. The books feature warm characters, humour, action and adventure. They appeal to all children and have been particularly successful at engaging reluctant readers particularly boys who have previously not read for pleasure. As well as being used as a comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s KS2 Literacy Course, book one, Giant's Awake is now regularly used by primary school teachers at KS1 and LKS2 when they are teaching the dinosaur topic. The activity sheets that accompany the series, containing literacy and creative writing exercises which are great enrichment activities during the dinosaur topic. The books tell the story of dinosaur museum models which come to life and make friends with school boy Marlin Maxton. The series is available from The Natural History Museum, many good bookshops and online from Amazon and Wordery.
Encourage reading for pleasure
n.s. blackman, school visits
 "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 creative writing , 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 hosts workshops on creative writing, in 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. "Feedback from children has been superb" Head teacher, 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 short listed for awards and praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum in London invited Nigel to be part of the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton, Dippy. 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 now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. London, Hull, L.A...and beyond! Nigel has toured schools, museums and festivals across the UK - and even in Los Angeles in the USA at the invitation of some ardent Secret Dinosaur fans. His most recent work was shortlisted for the 2017 KS2 Hull Children's Book Award (chosen by the city's librarian leaders) and consequently Nigel was a guest at last year's Malarkey Festival in the city.
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 Dinosaurs and more! The Secret Dinosaur is a popular series of chapter books for emergent and confident readers. The books feature warm characters, humour, action and adventure. They appeal to all children and have been particularly successful at engaging reluctant readers particularly boys who have previously not read for pleasure. As well as being used as a comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s KS2 Literacy Course, book one, Giant's Awake is now regularly used by primary school teachers at KS1 and LKS2 when they are teaching the dinosaur topic. The activity sheets that accompany the series, containing literacy and creative writing exercises which are great enrichment activities during the dinosaur topic. The books tell the story of dinosaur museum models which come to life and make friends with school boy Marlin Maxton. The series is available from The Natural History Museum, many good bookshops and online from Amazon and Wordery. Encourage reading for pleasure
n.s. blackman, school visits
Inspiring workshops, talks and assemblies Author visits from N.S Blackman inspire pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own creative writing , 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 hosts workshops on creative writing, in 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. "Feedback from children has been superb" Head teacher, 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. 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
NS Blackman Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been short listed for awards and praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum in London invited Nigel to be part of the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton, Dippy. 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 now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. London, Hull, L.A...and beyond! Nigel has toured schools, museums and festivals across the UK - and even in Los Angeles in the USA at the invitation of some ardent Secret Dinosaur fans. His most recent work was shortlisted for the 2017 KS2 Hull Children's Book Award (chosen by the city's librarian leaders) and consequently Nigel was a guest at last year's Malarkey Festival in the city.
Encourage reading for pleasure
n.s. blackman, school visits
Inspiring workshops, talks and assemblies Author visits from N.S Blackman inspire pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own creative writing , 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 hosts workshops on creative writing, in 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. "Feedback from children has been superb" Head teacher, 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. 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
NS Blackman
Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been short listed for awards and praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum in London invited Nigel to be part of the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton, Dippy. 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 now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. London, Hull, L.A...and beyond! Nigel has toured schools, museums and festivals across the UK - and even in Los Angeles in the USA at the invitation of some ardent Secret Dinosaur fans. His most recent work was shortlisted for the 2017 KS2 Hull Children's Book Award (chosen by the city's librarian leaders) and consequently Nigel was a guest at last year's Malarkey Festival in the city.
Encourage reading for pleasure
n.s. blackman, school visits
Inspiring workshops, talks and assemblies Author visits from N.S Blackman inspire pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own creative writing , 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 hosts workshops on creative writing, in 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. "Feedback from children has been superb" Head teacher, 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. 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
NS Blackman Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been short listed for awards and praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum in London invited Nigel to be part of the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton, Dippy. 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 now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. London, Hull, L.A...and beyond! Nigel has toured schools, museums and festivals across the UK - and even in Los Angeles in the USA at the invitation of some ardent Secret Dinosaur fans. His most recent work was shortlisted for the 2017 KS2 Hull Children's Book Award (chosen by the city's librarian leaders) and consequently Nigel was a guest at last year's Malarkey Festival in the city. Encourage reading for pleasure
n.s. blackman, school visits
Inspiring workshops, talks and assemblies Author visits from N.S Blackman inspire pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own creative writing , 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 hosts workshops on creative writing, in 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. "Feedback from children has been superb" Head teacher, 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. 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 NS Blackman Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been short listed for awards and praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum in London invited Nigel to be part of the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton, Dippy. 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 now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. London, Hull, L.A...and beyond! Nigel has toured schools, museums and festivals across the UK - and even in Los Angeles in the USA at the invitation of some ardent Secret Dinosaur fans. His most recent work was shortlisted for the 2017 KS2 Hull Children's Book Award (chosen by the city's librarian leaders) and consequently Nigel was a guest at last year's Malarkey Festival in the city. Encourage reading for pleasure
n.s. blackman, school visits
Inspiring workshops, talks and assemblies Author visits from N.S Blackman inspire pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own creative writing , 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 hosts workshops on creative writing, in 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. "Feedback from children has been superb" Head teacher, 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. 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
NS Blackman Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been short listed for awards and praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum in London invited Nigel to be part of the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton, Dippy. 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 now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. London, Hull, L.A...and beyond! Nigel has toured schools, museums and festivals across the UK - and even in Los Angeles in the USA at the invitation of some ardent Secret Dinosaur fans. His most recent work was shortlisted for the 2017 KS2 Hull Children's Book Award (chosen by the city's librarian leaders) and consequently Nigel was a guest at last year's Malarkey Festival in the city. Encourage reading for pleasure
n.s. blackman, school visits
Author visits from N.S Blackman inspire pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own creative writing , 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 hosts workshops on creative writing, in 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. "Feedback from children has been superb" Head teacher, 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. Inspiring workshops, talks and assemblies
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
NS Blackman Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been short listed for awards and praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum in London invited Nigel to be part of the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton, Dippy. 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 now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. London, Hull, L.A...and beyond! Nigel has toured schools, museums and festivals across the UK - and even in Los Angeles in the USA at the invitation of some ardent Secret Dinosaur fans. His most recent work was shortlisted for the 2017 KS2 Hull Children's Book Award (chosen by the city's librarian leaders) and consequently Nigel was a guest at last year's Malarkey Festival in the city. Encourage reading for pleasure
n.s. blackman, school visits
Inspiring workshops, talks and assemblies Author visits from N.S Blackman inspire pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own creative writing , 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 hosts workshops on creative writing, in 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. "Feedback from children has been superb" Head teacher, 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. 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 NS Blackman Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been short listed for awards and praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum in London invited Nigel to be part of the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton, Dippy. 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 now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. London, Hull, L.A...and beyond! Nigel has toured schools, museums and festivals across the UK - and even in Los Angeles in the USA at the invitation of some ardent Secret Dinosaur fans. His most recent work was shortlisted for the 2017 KS2 Hull Children's Book Award (chosen by the city's librarian leaders) and consequently Nigel was a guest at last year's Malarkey Festival in the city. Encourage reading for pleasure
n.s. blackman, school visits
Inspiring workshops, talks and assemblies
Author visits from N.S Blackman inspire pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own creative writing , 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 hosts workshops on creative writing, in 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. "Feedback from children has been superb" Head teacher, 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.
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 NS Blackman Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been short listed for awards and praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum in London invited Nigel to be part of the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton, Dippy. 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 now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. London, Hull, L.A...and beyond! Nigel has toured schools, museums and festivals across the UK - and even in Los Angeles in the USA at the invitation of some ardent Secret Dinosaur fans. His most recent work was shortlisted for the 2017 KS2 Hull Children's Book Award (chosen by the city's librarian leaders) and consequently Nigel was a guest at last year's Malarkey Festival in the city. Encourage reading for pleasure
n.s. blackman, school visits
Inspiring workshops, talks and assemblies Author visits from N.S Blackman inspire pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own creative writing , 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 hosts workshops on creative writing, in 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. "Feedback from children has been superb" Head teacher, 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. 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
NS Blackman Nigel Blackman is a popular children's author whose work has been short listed for awards and praised by Hodder Education, The School Librarian Journal and teachers across the UK. Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum in London invited Nigel to be part of the Museum's official farewell ceremonies to their famous diplodocus skeleton, Dippy. 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 now stocks his Secret Dinosaur series. London, Hull, L.A...and beyond! Nigel has toured schools, museums and festivals across the UK - and even in Los Angeles in the USA at the invitation of some ardent Secret Dinosaur fans. His most recent work was shortlisted for the 2017 KS2 Hull Children's Book Award (chosen by the city's librarian leaders) and consequently Nigel was a guest at last year's Malarkey Festival in the city. Encourage reading for pleasure