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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Liz Million

Liz Million: Author/Illustrator Sessions

Location: All Authorities
Liz Million

Learn how to draw like a cartoonist. Join local illustrator and author Liz Million for a fantastically funny and lively event. Be inspired by tips and tricks on how to draw in Liz’s style. Fun guaranteed.

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Liz Million
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Chris White- Author

Chris White: Author Sessions

Location: Crown Street Library, Darlington
Chris White- Author

Armed with a drawing board and a colourful imagination, Chris encourages his audience to chant and draw along as he plunges them in to his wacky world – peopled with cartoon characters and colourful poems.

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Chris White- Author
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Lydia Monks

Lydia Monks: Author Sessions

Location: All authorities
Lydia Monks

Lydia Monks is a bestselling illustrator and author of children’s books and is most well known for her collaboration with author Julia Donaldson. Many of their books have become household favourites, including What the Ladybird Heard, which has sold over a million copies and been translated into many languages. Lydia’s own books including Aaarrggh Spider! and I Wish I Were a Dog have won many awards and accolades.

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Lydia Monks
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Barry Loser

Jim Smith: Author Sessions

Location: All authorities
Barry Loser

Jim Smith’s first book, I am not a Loser, is all about Barry Loser, trying not to be a loser! Barry never minded that his last name was Loser because his coolness always cancelled it out, but ever since Darren Darrenofski joined school with his horrible little crocodile face he’s been completely ruining his life about it. The series is really keel, and there’s a drawing on almost every page! (Keel is how Barry says ‘cool’ by the way).

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Barry Loser
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Quiz

Crossing the Tees: Ultimate Quiz

Location: Stockton
Quiz

All Stockton-on-Tees schools are invited to bring groups of Year 9 and 10 students to the first ever Crossing the Tees Ultimate Quiz! There will be a free book for each team member, a trophy for the winning team and a fancy dress competition!

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Quiz
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Andy Seed

Bookboom! with Andy Seed

Location: All authorities
Andy Seed

Some people think that non-fiction is just dry information and pictures. Wrong! Author Andy Seed, winner of the 2015 Blue Peter Book Award, will be showing just how much fun non-fiction can be with an exciting interactive mix of true stories, challenges, jokes, insights, amazing facts, games and more. A session guaranteed to create a buzz and get KS2 excited about reading. Supported by Middlesbrough Reading Campaign.

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Andy Seed