Dear Head of English / Literacy, Librarian

Now the Jubilee celebrations are over and exams are underway, you're probably starting to plan for the next academic year. If you'd like to organise a book day or other book event, it's good to start well in advance. You'll find hints and tips to help you at

An author visit can help bring your book event to life, but it can also do much more. Many authors don't just talk about writing. They can also talk about the topics they write about and, in the process, help you link together different areas of the curriculum. You can find plenty of authors willing to visit your school at

The growth of Skype has opened up new possibilites for author talks and follow-ups. If you want to find an author willing to work with your students in this way, please put the word skype in the keyword section of our search facility.

With best wishes

Steve and Diana Kimpton

The Word Pool

The Word Pool, 25 Solent View Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 8JY.