Author Visits

Sophie Anderson

Sophie Anderson visited Malvern on September 19th.  Sophie’s book ‘The House With Chicken Legs’ was shortlisted this year’s for the Carnegie Medal.

Her new book ‘The Girl Who Speaks Bear’ was published on 5th September.

Sophie talked to children in Year Four, Year Five and Year Six about her book ‘The Girl Who Speaks Bear’.  A team of our Year Six librarians helped Sophie get organised in the school hall prior to her talk.  Children had the opportunity to talk to Sophie and have a book signed by her.

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They call me Yanka the Bear. Not because of where I was found – only a few people know about that. They call me Yanka the Bear because I am so big and strong.

Found abandoned in a bear cave as a baby, Yanka has always wondered about where she is from. She tries to ignore the strange whispers and looks from the villagers, wishing she was as strong on the inside as she is on the outside. But, when she has to flee her house, looking for answers about who she really is, a journey far beyond one that she ever imagined begins: from icy rivers to smouldering mountains meeting an ever-growing herd of extraordinary friends along the way.

Maz Evans

The author of the ‘Who Let the Gods Out’ series of books will be visiting in March of 2020.



Rebecca Fan-Blinston

During the course of the spring and summer terms, local author Rebecca Fan-Blinston will be working with children in school.  Rebecca’s first book – The Albert Dockhounds – has recently been published.

The Albert Dockhounds is about a fun-loving Dachshund family. Daddy, who  works as a docker on the Albert Dock, loves his job and  Liverpool’s reputation as the second greatest city of the British Empire. Dillon, his son, wants to be just like Daddy when he grows up. But when times get hard, the family have to come up with a new way to survive. Thanks to Dillon’s creative idea, the family open a boutique shop on Bold Street and their family fortunes are changed forever.

Below: Rebecca working with the children of 1CB and 1LM.

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Rebecca Fan-Blinston is a heritage enthusiast and city professional. Having studied at The University of Liverpool, she continues to work in Liverpool’s business district and loves to share her passion for story-telling, culture and mindfulness.


Jim Smith

On Thursday 29th November (2018), children’s author Jim Smith visited school.  Jim is the author of the ‘Barry Loser’ and ‘Future Ratboy’ series of books.  While in school, he entertained children in Y2 to Y6 with top tips for story writing and drawing !  He also taught the children how to draw some of the characters from his books.


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After spending an hour with the children in the hall, Jim did a book signing session in the school library.

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Robin Stevens

On Thursday 15th March (2018), children’s author Robin Stevens visited school.  She talked to Y4, Y5 and Y6 children about her books and the writing process.  Children had the opportunity to chat with Robin and have books signed by her.

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