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Author Visit- Valerie Bloom

AUTHOR VISIT – VALERIE BLOOM – Thursday 30th March 2017images (4)

As part of our Book Week, author Valerie Bloom will be coming to our school to speak to the children about her work.  Valerie Bloom is a performance poet, originally from Jamaica and she has written a number of famous books. She will be visiting us on Thursday 30th March and will be holding assemblies and carrying out workshops in different year groups throughout the day.  She is also holding a Book signing from 2.30 – 3.20 in the school hall and if any pupils would like to purchase a signed book, please send in some money with your child in a sealed envelope.  The book list and prices are below for your information.


Fruits (Macmillan) – A counting poem picture book for younger children. How much fruit can one girl eat in a day?  You’d be amazed!  (£5.99)

 Mighty Mountains, Swirling Seas (Collins) – Nature poems inspired by the world around us.  £4.75

 Jaws and Claws and Things With Wings (Collins)  -“bears and bison, slugs and snails,  ants and alligators, sharks and whales,  all sorts of creatures find their way into this delightful book of animal poems”.  £5.50

Surprising Joy (Valdo Books) -Joy’s mother, who moved to England when Joy was a baby, writes to say that she’s ready for her daughter to come and join her. Joy can hardly contain her excitement, but she’s unprepared for the shock of London in Winter, and the family secret she uncovers.  Novel for years 5 upwards.   £6.00

 Let Me Touch The Sky  |(Valdo Books)– “ …a wonderful selection of Valerie Bloom’s warm, sparky and evocative poetry which will delight readers of all ages.    £5.99

 Hot Like Fire (Bloomsbury)- Two poetry collections in one.  “Exuberant poetry, full of sound and rhythm” Guardian  £7.99


We hope that the children will have a really exciting experience of meeting a real life author!!!51+t0nfnTML (328x500)