Meet The Author
We have an amazing line-up of children’s picture book authors and illustrators, both in English and Chinese to choose from, covering Kindergarten to Primary 6 students. We have locally based authors for live visits, and overseas speakers for virtual visits too.
We know that meeting an author/illustrator in real life and hearing them convey their passion for their work, can fundamentally alter a child’s relationship to books while also inspiring educators to think about how to teach reading more creatively.
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Arranging an Author Visit
Whether you would like to plan a FACE-TO-FACE or VIRTUAL event, plan early. It’s good to remember: Authors don’t do school visits; schools do author visits. It’s all about preparation and building excitement for the children – by the time the visit day comes around, the kids feel like the author is a rock star!
Step 1: Give us a call or send us an email briefly explaining what you are looking for. Include language preference, age groups and what dates you have in mind.
Step 2: We will respond with suggestions of author/illustrator/storyteller who can offer what you are looking for. We will give you an idea of what the author can do on a typical visit and supply you with accurate costs so you can budget accordingly.
Step 3: We will help finalize details of the day, create a zoom/online link (if needed) and provide on-site support incl. tech test-run prior to actual event.
Step 4: Once date is finalized, make sure their books are read by teachers in classrooms and/or daily facts about the author or his/her books are shared ahead of time. Why not try a message board where kids can write to the author?
What Students Have Said
“The talk was interesting and they enjoyed it very much.”
*Survey conducted from May 2020 – April 2021
Some of Our Esteemed Authors
Authors Available for Booking
Rachel Ip, Award-winning Children’s author
Rachel Ip is an award-winning children’s author whose stories are often inspired by real world events and experiences. She has lived in Hong Kong for 14 years and is a board member of Bring Me A Book Hong Kong
Rachel offers a range of face-to-face or virtual library and school events, based on her books, The Last Garden and The Forgettery.
Ritu Hemnani, children’s author
Ritu’s children’s book Gope and Meera – A Migration Story seeks to foster awareness and empathy for migrants in our communities. She offers face-to-face or virtual visits to chat with students and share “Behind The Scenes’ of her story!
Libby Lam, Children’s author and illustrator
Best-selling children’s book author and illustrator Libby Lam will share with young readers how her love of reading has led her to become a children’s book artist, and how she turns her daily life into stories by drawing her family and friends in her books.
Shana Cheung, Hong Kong’s award-winning author and illustrator
Shana believes that stories with iconography can touch the heart of reader. She offers face-to-face or virtual visits to share her creative journey of “Can you dong dong dong? and “Who is My Granny” new published in 2021.
This talk will be in Cantonese.
The arrangement was well planned. Students were amazed by the author’s drawing and his stories. Thanks again for bringing this precious moment with our students. I am sure it can enhance student’s motivation to read more English books.
C&MA Sun Kei Primary School (Ping Shek)