Schools requiring further information please contact the library service in your area using the details below:

Stockton Library Service: Lucy Carlton-Walker lucy.carlton-walker@stockton.gov.uk or telephone 01642 528501

Middlesbrough Library Service: Ruth Cull ruth_cull@middlesbrough.gov.uk or telephone 01642 729409

Hartlepool Library Service: Heather Bellwood heather.bellwood@hartlepool.gov.uk or telephone 01429 242906

Darlington Library Service: Suzy Hill suzy.hill@darlington.gov.uk or telephone 01325 349610

Upcoming School Events:

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Tales of Terror

Chris Priestley – Schools Author Visits

Location: Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough and Redcar
Tales of Terror

Monday 12 & Tuesday 13 June

Chris Priestley has found great success with his marvellously macabre stories for young readers. Chris is the author of chilling and brilliant books including the Tales of Terror series and the fantastically frightening Mister Creecher, to name but a few. Chris is also a talented artist and illustrator. Supported by Middlesbrough Reading Campaign.

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Tales of Terror
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Schools Kimberly Wyatt - World Elite Book Cover

Kimberly Wyatt – School Author Visit

Location: Stockton
Schools Kimberly Wyatt - World Elite Book Cover

Welcome to the World Elite Dance Academy – a brand new series from international superstar, Pussycat Doll and wellbeing guru, Kimberly Wyatt. Join Billie and her new friends on a fierce, empowering and sometimes scary journey to dance stardom.

Kimberly is known to younger readers recently through her fitness campaigns in schools with Youth Sport Trust dance brand, Well Fit, and on CBBC’s Taking the Next Step.

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Schools Kimberly Wyatt - World Elite Book Cover
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Schools Karen McCombie - St Grizzle's School for Girls, Goats and Random Boys - Book Cover

Karen McCombie – Schools Author Visits

Location: Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Stockton
Schools Karen McCombie - St Grizzle's School for Girls, Goats and Random Boys - Book Cover

Tuesday 13, Wednesday 14 & Thursday 15 June

Karen McCombie is the bestselling author of numerous children’s and teenage books, including the series Ally’s World, Stella Etc and Indie Kidd. Karen is going to talk about her newest book St Grizzles School for Girls, Goats and Random Boys. Before becoming an author she worked for teen magazines such as J17 and Sugar.

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Schools Karen McCombie - St Grizzle's School for Girls, Goats and Random Boys - Book Cover
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Schools Gwyneth Rees - Earth to Daniel - Book Cover

Gwyneth Rees – Schools Author Sessions

Location: Hartlepool and Stockton
Schools Gwyneth Rees - Earth to Daniel - Book Cover

Gwyneth Rees is half Welsh and half English and grew up in Scotland. She studied Medicine and qualifi ed as a doctor before she became a full-time writer. Her bestselling books include the Fairy Dust series, Cosmo and the Magic Sneeze and The Mum Hunt, winner of the Red House Award.

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Schools Gwyneth Rees - Earth to Daniel - Book Cover
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Schools Juno Dawson - Book Cover

Juno Dawson – Schools Author Sessions

Location: Darlington, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Stockton
Schools Juno Dawson - Book Cover

Monday 19 & Tuesday 20 June

Queen of Teen 2014 Juno Dawson is the multi award-winning author of six novels for young adults. In 2016, she wrote the best-selling World Book Day title: Spot the Difference.

Juno will talk about her beautiful and emotive novel Margot & Me published in 2017 as well as what it’s like to be an author.

Supported by Middlesbrough Reading Campaign.

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Schools Juno Dawson - Book Cover
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Schools Holly Webb - The Hounds of Penhallow Hall - Front Cover

Holly Webb – Schools Author Sessions

Location: Darlington and Hartlepool
Schools Holly Webb - The Hounds of Penhallow Hall - Front Cover

Holly Webb started writing fiction almost by accident, when she was working as an editor. She wrote her first book on trains, and had to leave it on someone’s desk with a note as she was too scared to say she’d written it. Since then, she has written over 100 books and usually works on the sofa, which is much more comfortable than a train. Holly has also recently penned a sequel to The Secret Garden.

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Schools Holly Webb - The Hounds of Penhallow Hall - Front Cover
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Schools Stockton - Ultimate Quiz

Crossing the Tees – Ultimate Quiz

Location: Stockton
Schools Stockton - Ultimate Quiz

All Stockton-on-Tees schools are invited to bring groups of Year 9 & 10 students to the second annual Crossing the Tees Ultimate Quiz! There will a free book for each team member and a trophy for the winning team! If you’re a school and would like further information please contact Lucy Carlton-Walker on 01642 528501 (Stockton Libraries).

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Schools Stockton - Ultimate Quiz
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Schools Sara Ogilvie - The Detective Dog - Book Cover

Sara Ogilvie – Schools Illustration Sessions

Location: Hartlepool and Redcar
Schools Sara Ogilvie - The Detective Dog - Book Cover

Sara Ogilvie creates award-winning art which has been exhibited across the UK and abroad. Working as a freelance illustrator Sara creates images for editorial, design, publishing and advertising. She is the illustrator of many books including Dogs Don’t Do Ballet, Rhinos Don’t Eat Pancakes and has worked with Julia Donaldson on The Detective Dog.

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Schools Sara Ogilvie - The Detective Dog - Book Cover