I always leave a free book in every school I visit as a Supply Teacher.
As a cover teacher I am often asked to teach a wide range of classes from Reception to Year 6.
I never know the subject or topic in advance so have to think of ways to engage with the children. If time I have been able to tell them about my story writing.
I can usually show the children my 'Bewbush Playbus' book and the photographs of the original bus which I then compare with bus on the cover of 'Jay-Jay the Supersonic bus' book. The children are facinated in the concept of a 'Playbus' and are interested that the story is based on a real bus.
Sometimes I have the time to read the story and it is nice to know that they can at least see the book in their school, somewhere.
As a Supply Teacher I have to make sure the work set is undertaken but have on occasion been asked to do an impromtu 'author' chat or fit the book into the set planning. Questions; book reviews; fact/fiction; illustrated drawings; story telling.
I am able to offer author visits to schools and suggest if interested the school can either contact me direct or via the teaching agency I work for.
On request an author visit fee will give the school not only 6 free books but also a free teaching resource pack which can be used to support the visit.
Where to get my books
Books are available from the following: My Books
Don't forget to look and ask in your local Museum, book shop or even buy on your Sainsburys on line shop!