INSPIRE YOUR PUPILS with a visit from writer n.s. blackman
"FEEDBACK FROM CHILDREN HAS BEEN SUPERB"
About The Author Workshops, talks and assemblies
Nigel Blackman is an experienced children's author and illustrator. He has taught school enrichment sessions and spoken at festivals, schools, libraries and museums in the UK and the US. Nigel has been shortlisted for the 2017 James Reckitt Hull Children’s Book Award for KS2. 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 a Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. The Natural History Museum will bookshop will shortly be stocking The Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's talks and workshops encompass reading, writing and illustration and lots of participation from children. A visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel tailors his talks and workshops to the age group of the children and brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel is happy to host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Crucially, children get the chance to get their unique questions answered, in small class groups. Free follow-up activity sheets with dinosaur-themed writing and drawing activities accompany the talks along with a set of books for the school library and lovely Secret Dinosaur poster. Fantastic Feedback from Schools "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. "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep, Rochester
Dinosaurs and more! Enhancing Literacy
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. The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s KS2 Literacy textbook, as an exemplar of compelling storytelling. The textbook features only the very best children's authors including Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl, so The Secret Dinosaur is in good company. Several schools now use The Secret Dinosaur as a class reader, particularly following, or in the run-up, to an author visit. The hero of the series, school boy Marlin Maxton, is delighted and amazed when on a trip to a museum, the metal dinosaur models come to life! There follows a series of adventures filled with humour, warmth and excitement. The books are illustrated throughout with beautiful drawings and they have been praised by teachers and librarians for being a great read aloud and appealing to both keen and reluctant readers.
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INSPIRE YOUR PUPILS with a visit from writer n.s. blackman
"FEEDBACK FROM CHILDREN HAS BEEN SUPERB"
About The Author Workshops, talks and assemblies
Nigel Blackman is an experienced children's author and illustrator. He has taught school enrichment sessions and spoken at festivals, schools, libraries and museums in the UK and the US. Nigel has been shortlisted for the 2017 James Reckitt Hull Children’s Book Award for KS2. 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 a Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. The Natural History Museum will bookshop will shortly be stocking The Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's talks and workshops encompass reading, writing and illustration and lots of participation from children. A visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel tailors his talks and workshops to the age group of the children and brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel is happy to host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Crucially, children get the chance to get their unique questions answered, in small class groups. Free follow-up activity sheets with dinosaur-themed writing and drawing activities accompany the talks along with a set of books for the school library and lovely Secret Dinosaur poster. Fantastic Feedback from Schools "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. "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep, Rochester
Dinosaurs and more! Enhancing Literacy
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. The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s KS2 Literacy textbook, as an exemplar of compelling storytelling. The textbook features only the very best children's authors including Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl, so The Secret Dinosaur is in good company. Several schools now use The Secret Dinosaur as a class reader, particularly following, or in the run-up, to an author visit. The hero of the series, school boy Marlin Maxton, is delighted and amazed when on a trip to a museum, the metal dinosaur models come to life! There follows a series of adventures filled with humour, warmth and excitement. The books are illustrated throughout with beautiful drawings and they have been praised by teachers and librarians for being a great read aloud and appealing to both keen and reluctant readers.
Contact us to book Email us to book or phone 0207 737 6737
Download Prices Pricing details for visits, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
Reserve a dateCheck availability and reserve a date for your school visit
encourage reading for pleasure
INSPIRE YOUR PUPILS with a visit from writer n.s. blackman
"FEEDBACK FROM CHILDREN HAS BEEN SUPERB"
About The Author Workshops, talks and assemblies
Nigel Blackman is an experienced children's author and illustrator. He has taught school enrichment sessions and spoken at festivals, schools, libraries and museums in the UK and the US. Nigel has been shortlisted for the 2017 James Reckitt Hull Children’s Book Award for KS2. 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 a Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. The Natural History Museum will bookshop will shortly be stocking The Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's talks and workshops encompass reading, writing and illustration and lots of participation from children. A visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel tailors his talks and workshops to the age group of the children and brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel is happy to host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Crucially, children get the chance to get their unique questions answered, in small class groups. Free follow-up activity sheets with dinosaur-themed writing and drawing activities accompany the talks along with a set of books for the school library and lovely Secret Dinosaur poster. Fantastic Feedback from Schools "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. "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep, Rochester
Dinosaurs and more! Enhancing Literacy
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. The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s KS2 Literacy textbook, as an exemplar of compelling storytelling. The textbook features only the very best children's authors including Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl, so The Secret Dinosaur is in good company. Several schools now use The Secret Dinosaur as a class reader, particularly following, or in the run-up, to an author visit. The hero of the series, school boy Marlin Maxton, is delighted and amazed when on a trip to a museum, the metal dinosaur models come to life! There follows a series of adventures filled with humour, warmth and excitement. The books are illustrated throughout with beautiful drawings and they have been praised by teachers and librarians for being a great read aloud and appealing to both keen and reluctant readers.
Contact us to book Email us to book or phone 0207 737 6737
Download Prices Pricing details for visits, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
Reserve a dateCheck availability and reserve a date for your school visit
encourage reading for pleasure
INSPIRE YOUR PUPILS with a visit from writer n.s. blackman
"FEEDBACK FROM CHILDREN HAS BEEN SUPERB" Workshops, talks and assemblies A visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel tailors his talks and workshops to the age group of the children and brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel is happy to host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Crucially, children get the chance to get their unique questions answered, in small class groups. Free follow-up activity sheets with dinosaur-themed writing and drawing activities accompany the talks along with a set of books for the school library and lovely Secret Dinosaur poster. Fantastic Feedback from Schools "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. "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep, Rochester About The Author Nigel Blackman is an experienced children's author and illustrator. He has taught school enrichment sessions and spoken at festivals, schools, libraries and museums in the UK and the US. Nigel has been shortlisted for the 2017 James Reckitt Hull Children’s Book Award for KS2. 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 a Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. The Natural History Museum will bookshop will shortly be stocking The Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's talks and workshops encompass reading, writing and illustration and lots of participation from children.
Enhancing Literacy The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s KS2 Literacy textbook, as an exemplar of compelling storytelling. The textbook features only the very best children's authors including Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl, so The Secret Dinosaur is in good company. Several schools now use The Secret Dinosaur as a class reader, particularly following, or in the run-up, to an author visit. The hero of the series, school boy Marlin Maxton, is delighted and amazed when on a trip to a museum, the metal dinosaur models come to life! There follows a series of adventures filled with humour, warmth and excitement. The books are illustrated throughout with beautiful drawings and they have been praised by teachers and librarians for being a great read aloud and appealing to both keen and reluctant readers.
Contact us to book Email us to book or phone 0207 737 6737
Download Prices Pricing details for visits, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
Reserve a dateCheck availability and reserve a date for your school visit
encourage reading for pleasure
INSPIRE YOUR PUPILS with a visit from writer n.s. blackman
"FEEDBACK FROM CHILDREN HAS BEEN SUPERB" Workshops, talks and assemblies A visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel tailors his talks and workshops to the age group of the children and brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel is happy to host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Crucially, children get the chance to get their unique questions answered, in small class groups. Free follow-up activity sheets with dinosaur-themed writing and drawing activities accompany the talks along with a set of books for the school library and lovely Secret Dinosaur poster. Fantastic Feedback from Schools "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. "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep, Rochester
About The Author Nigel Blackman is an experienced children's author and illustrator. He has taught school enrichment sessions and spoken at festivals, schools, libraries and museums in the UK and the US. Nigel has been shortlisted for the 2017 James Reckitt Hull Children’s Book Award for KS2. 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 a Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. The Natural History Museum will bookshop will shortly be stocking The Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's talks and workshops encompass reading, writing and illustration and lots of participation from children.
Enhancing Literacy The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s KS2 Literacy textbook, as an exemplar of compelling storytelling. The textbook features only the very best children's authors including Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl, so The Secret Dinosaur is in good company. Several schools now use The Secret Dinosaur as a class reader, particularly following, or in the run-up, to an author visit. The hero of the series, school boy Marlin Maxton, is delighted and amazed when on a trip to a museum, the metal dinosaur models come to life! There follows a series of adventures filled with humour, warmth and excitement. The books are illustrated throughout with beautiful drawings and they have been praised by teachers and librarians for being a great read aloud and appealing to both keen and reluctant readers.
Contact us to book Email us to book or phone 0207 737 6737
Download Prices Pricing details for visits, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
Reserve a dateCheck availability and reserve a date for your school visit
encourage reading for pleasure
INSPIRE YOUR PUPILS with a visit from writer n.s. blackman
"FEEDBACK FROM CHILDREN HAS BEEN SUPERB" Workshops, talks and assemblies A visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel tailors his talks and workshops to the age group of the children and brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel is happy to host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Crucially, children get the chance to get their unique questions answered, in small class groups. Free follow-up activity sheets with dinosaur-themed writing and drawing activities accompany the talks along with a set of books for the school library and lovely Secret Dinosaur poster. Fantastic Feedback from Schools "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. "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep, Rochester
About The Author Nigel Blackman is an experienced children's author and illustrator. He has taught school enrichment sessions and spoken at festivals, schools, libraries and museums in the UK and the US. Nigel has been shortlisted for the 2017 James Reckitt Hull Children’s Book Award for KS2. 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 a Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. The Natural History Museum will bookshop will shortly be stocking The Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's talks and workshops encompass reading, writing and illustration and lots of participation from children. Enhancing Literacy The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s KS2 Literacy textbook, as an exemplar of compelling storytelling. The textbook features only the very best children's authors including Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl, so The Secret Dinosaur is in good company. Several schools now use The Secret Dinosaur as a class reader, particularly following, or in the run-up, to an author visit. The hero of the series, school boy Marlin Maxton, is delighted and amazed when on a trip to a museum, the metal dinosaur models come to life! There follows a series of adventures filled with humour, warmth and excitement. The books are illustrated throughout with beautiful drawings and they have been praised by teachers and librarians for being a great read aloud and appealing to both keen and reluctant readers.
Contact us to book Email us to book or phone 0207 737 6737
Download Prices Pricing details for visits, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
Reserve a dateCheck availability and reserve a date for your school visit
encourage reading for pleasure
INSPIRE YOUR PUPILS with a visit from writer n.s. blackman
"FEEDBACK FROM CHILDREN HAS BEEN SUPERB" Workshops, talks and assemblies A visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel tailors his talks and workshops to the age group of the children and brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel is happy to host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Crucially, children get the chance to get their unique questions answered, in small class groups. Free follow-up activity sheets with dinosaur-themed writing and drawing activities accompany the talks along with a set of books for the school library and lovely Secret Dinosaur poster. Fantastic Feedback from Schools "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. "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep, Rochester
About The Author Nigel Blackman is an experienced children's author and illustrator. He has taught school enrichment sessions and spoken at festivals, schools, libraries and museums in the UK and the US. Nigel has been shortlisted for the 2017 James Reckitt Hull Children’s Book Award for KS2. 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 a Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. The Natural History Museum will bookshop will shortly be stocking The Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's talks and workshops encompass reading, writing and illustration and lots of participation from children. Enhancing Literacy The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s KS2 Literacy textbook, as an exemplar of compelling storytelling. The textbook features only the very best children's authors including Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl, so The Secret Dinosaur is in good company. Several schools now use The Secret Dinosaur as a class reader, particularly following, or in the run-up, to an author visit. The hero of the series, school boy Marlin Maxton, is delighted and amazed when on a trip to a museum, the metal dinosaur models come to life! There follows a series of adventures filled with humour, warmth and excitement. The books are illustrated throughout with beautiful drawings and they have been praised by teachers and librarians for being a great read aloud and appealing to both keen and reluctant readers.
Contact us to book Email us to book or phone 0207 737 6737
Download Prices Pricing details for visits, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
encourage reading for pleasure
INSPIRE YOUR PUPILS with a visit from writer n.s. blackman
"FEEDBACK FROM CHILDREN HAS BEEN SUPERB" Workshops, talks and assemblies
A visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel tailors his talks and workshops to the age group of the children and brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel is happy to host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Crucially, children get the chance to get their unique questions answered, in small class groups. Free follow-up activity sheets with dinosaur-themed writing and drawing activities accompany the talks along with a set of books for the school library and lovely Secret Dinosaur poster. Fantastic Feedback from Schools "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. "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep, Rochester
About The Author Nigel Blackman is an experienced children's author and illustrator. He has taught school enrichment sessions and spoken at festivals, schools, libraries and museums in the UK and the US. Nigel has been shortlisted for the 2017 James Reckitt Hull Children’s Book Award for KS2. 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 a Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. The Natural History Museum will bookshop will shortly be stocking The Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's talks and workshops encompass reading, writing and illustration and lots of participation from children. Enhancing Literacy The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s KS2 Literacy textbook, as an exemplar of compelling storytelling. The textbook features only the very best children's authors including Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl, so The Secret Dinosaur is in good company. Several schools now use The Secret Dinosaur as a class reader, particularly following, or in the run-up, to an author visit. The hero of the series, school boy Marlin Maxton, is delighted and amazed when on a trip to a museum, the metal dinosaur models come to life! There follows a series of adventures filled with humour, warmth and excitement. The books are illustrated throughout with beautiful drawings and they have been praised by teachers and librarians for being a great read aloud and appealing to both keen and reluctant readers.
Contact us to book Email us to book or phone 0207 737 6737
Download Prices Pricing details for visits, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
encourage reading for pleasure
INSPIRE YOUR PUPILS with a visit from writer n.s. blackman
"FEEDBACK FROM CHILDREN HAS BEEN SUPERB"
Workshops, talks and assemblies
A visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel tailors his talks and workshops to the age group of the children and brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel is happy to host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Crucially, children get the chance to get their unique questions answered, in small class groups. Free follow-up activity sheets with dinosaur-themed writing and drawing activities accompany the talks along with a set of books for the school library and lovely Secret Dinosaur poster. Fantastic Feedback from Schools "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. "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep, Rochester
About The Author Nigel Blackman is an experienced children's author and illustrator. He has taught school enrichment sessions and spoken at festivals, schools, libraries and museums in the UK and the US. Nigel has been shortlisted for the 2017 James Reckitt Hull Children’s Book Award for KS2. 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 a Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. The Natural History Museum will bookshop will shortly be stocking The Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's talks and workshops encompass reading, writing and illustration and lots of participation from children. Dinosaurs and more! 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.
Contact us to book Email us to book or phone 0207 737 6737
Download Prices Pricing details for visits, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
Reserve a dateCheck availability and reserve a date for your school visit encourage reading for pleasure
INSPIRE YOUR PUPILS with a visit from writer n.s. blackman
"FEEDBACK FROM CHILDREN HAS BEEN SUPERB"
Workshops, talks and assemblies A visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel tailors his talks and workshops to the age group of the children and brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel is happy to host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Crucially, children get the chance to get their unique questions answered, in small class groups. Free follow-up activity sheets with dinosaur-themed writing and drawing activities accompany the talks along with a set of books for the school library and lovely Secret Dinosaur poster. Fantastic Feedback from Schools "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. "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep, Rochester About The Author Nigel Blackman is an experienced children's author and illustrator. He has taught school enrichment sessions and spoken at festivals, schools, libraries and museums in the UK and the US. Nigel has been shortlisted for the 2017 James Reckitt Hull Children’s Book Award for KS2. 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 a Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. The Natural History Museum will bookshop will shortly be stocking The Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's talks and workshops encompass reading, writing and illustration and lots of participation from children. Dinosaurs and more! The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s KS2 Literacy textbook, as an exemplar of compelling storytelling. The textbook features only the very best children's authors including Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl, so The Secret Dinosaur is in good company. Several schools now use The Secret Dinosaur as a class reader, particularly following, or in the run-up, to an author visit. The hero of the series, school boy Marlin Maxton, is delighted and amazed when on a trip to a museum, the metal dinosaur models come to life! There follows a series of adventures filled with humour, warmth and excitement. The books are illustrated throughout with beautiful drawings and they have been praised by teachers and librarians for being a great read aloud and appealing to both keen and reluctant readers.
Download Prices Pricing details for visits, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
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INSPIRE YOUR PUPILS with a visit from writer n.s. blackman
Workshops, talks and assemblies A visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel tailors his talks and workshops to the age group of the children and brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel is happy to host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Crucially, children get the chance to get their unique questions answered, in small class groups. Free follow-up activity sheets with dinosaur-themed writing and drawing activities accompany the talks along with a set of books for the school library and lovely Secret Dinosaur poster. Fantastic Feedback from Schools "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. "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep, Rochester About The Author Nigel Blackman is an experienced children's author and illustrator. He has taught school enrichment sessions and spoken at festivals, schools, libraries and museums in the UK and the US. Nigel has been shortlisted for the 2017 James Reckitt Hull Children’s Book Award for KS2. 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 a Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. The Natural History Museum will bookshop will shortly be stocking The Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's talks and workshops encompass reading, writing and illustration and lots of participation from children. Dinosaurs and more! The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s KS2 Literacy textbook, as an exemplar of compelling storytelling. The textbook features only the very best children's authors including Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl, so The Secret Dinosaur is in good company. Several schools now use The Secret Dinosaur as a class reader, particularly following, or in the run-up, to an author visit. The hero of the series, school boy Marlin Maxton, is delighted and amazed when on a trip to a museum, the metal dinosaur models come to life! There follows a series of adventures filled with humour, warmth and excitement. The books are illustrated throughout with beautiful drawings and they have been praised by teachers and librarians for being a great read aloud and appealing to both keen and reluctant readers.
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INSPIRE YOUR PUPILS with a visit from writer n.s. blackman
"FEEDBACK FROM CHILDREN HAS BEEN SUPERB"
Workshops, talks and assemblies A visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel tailors his talks and workshops to the age group of the children and brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel is happy to host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Crucially, children get the chance to get their unique questions answered, in small class groups. Free follow-up activity sheets with dinosaur-themed writing and drawing activities accompany the talks along with a set of books for the school library and lovely Secret Dinosaur poster. Fantastic Feedback from Schools "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. "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep, Rochester
About The Author Nigel Blackman is an experienced children's author and illustrator. He has taught school enrichment sessions and spoken at festivals, schools, libraries and museums in the UK and the US. Nigel has been shortlisted for the 2017 James Reckitt Hull Children’s Book Award for KS2. 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 a Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. The Natural History Museum will bookshop will shortly be stocking The Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's talks and workshops encompass reading, writing and illustration and lots of participation from children. Dinosaurs and more! The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s KS2 Literacy textbook, as an exemplar of compelling storytelling. The textbook features only the very best children's authors including Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl, so The Secret Dinosaur is in good company. Several schools now use The Secret Dinosaur as a class reader, particularly following, or in the run-up, to an author visit. The hero of the series, school boy Marlin Maxton, is delighted and amazed when on a trip to a museum, the metal dinosaur models come to life! There follows a series of adventures filled with humour, warmth and excitement. The books are illustrated throughout with beautiful drawings and they have been praised by teachers and librarians for being a great read aloud and appealing to both keen and reluctant readers.
Download Prices Pricing details for visits, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
Reserve a dateCheck availability and reserve a date for your school visit
encourage reading for pleasure
INSPIRE YOUR PUPILS with a visit from writer n.s. blackman Workshops, talks and assemblies A visit from N.S Blackman will inspire your pupils to read for pleasure and encourage them in their own drawing and storytelling. Nigel tailors his talks and workshops to the age group of the children and brings exciting props including real dinosaur fossils. He displays his pictures on a large whiteboard so that all the children can see how his illustrations developed alongside the story and does some on-the-spot drawing, showing the children how to draw a great T-Rex! Nigel is happy to host workshops on creative writing, talk to a whole school assembly or visit individual classrooms. All visits involve fun dinosaur quizzes, a reading from the book and tips on how to write great stories and illustrate them. Crucially, children get the chance to get their unique questions answered, in small class groups. Free follow-up activity sheets with dinosaur-themed writing and drawing activities accompany the talks along with a set of books for the school library and lovely Secret Dinosaur poster. Fantastic Feedback from Schools "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. "His assembly and workshops were tailored perfectly to the age group. Feedback from children has been superb." Headteacher, King's Prep, Rochester
About The Author Nigel Blackman is an experienced children's author and illustrator. He has taught school enrichment sessions and spoken at festivals, schools, libraries and museums in the UK and the US. Nigel has been shortlisted for the 2017 James Reckitt Hull Children’s Book Award for KS2. 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 a Secret Dinosaur children's workshop in the Museum's main hall. The Natural History Museum will bookshop will shortly be stocking The Secret Dinosaur series. Nigel's talks and workshops encompass reading, writing and illustration and lots of participation from children. Dinosaurs and more! The Secret Dinosaur has been used as an English comprehension exercise in Hodder Education’s KS2 Literacy textbook, as an exemplar of compelling storytelling. The textbook features only the very best children's authors including Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl, so The Secret Dinosaur is in good company. Several schools now use The Secret Dinosaur as a class reader, particularly following, or in the run-up, to an author visit. The hero of the series, school boy Marlin Maxton, is delighted and amazed when on a trip to a museum, the metal dinosaur models come to life! There follows a series of adventures filled with humour, warmth and excitement. The books are illustrated throughout with beautiful drawings and they have been praised by teachers and librarians for being a great read aloud and appealing to both keen and reluctant readers.
Download Prices Pricing details for visits, including how to fund an author visit at no cost to the school
Reserve a dateCheck availability and reserve a date for your school visit
encourage reading for pleasure