Local schools to host children’s author events

Primary pupils in East Sussex and Brighton & Hove will be talking books later this month when two popular writers visit local schools.

Ruth Eastham and Philip Reeve have both been nominated in the East Sussex Children’s Book Award 2013 and will be talking to the children about their books at four separate author events.

The events are at Hellingly Primary and Moira House School, Eastbourne on Tuesday 22 January and at Rudyard Kipling Primary, Brighton and Peter Gladwin Primary, Portslade on Thursday 31 January.

Children from other schools in the area will also be attending the book sessions that have been organised by East Sussex County Council’s Schools Library and Museum Service.

Ruth Eastham is nominated for her book ‘The Messenger Bird’. The book has been chosen by the BookTrust as one of its titles for BookBuzz 2012 and has also been nominated for other awards.

Philip Reeve is nominated for his book ‘Goblins’. Brighton-born Philip writes books for children and young adults, including ‘Mortal Engines’, ‘Fever Crumb’ and ‘Here Lies Arthur’.

Further information

The events are at Hellingly Primary School (10.45 to 11.45am) and Moira House School, Eastbourne (1.45pm to 2.45pm) on Tuesday 22 January, and at Rudyard Kipling Primary School, Brighton (10.45 to 11.45am) and Peter Gladwin Primary School, Portslade (1.45 to 2.45pm) on Thursday 31 January.

Other schools will be attending the events:

  • Laughton Primary, Dallington Primary, Rotherfield Primary and Battle & Langton Primary will be at Hellingly.
  • Seaford Primary, Langney Primary and Ocklynge Junior School will be at Moira House.
  • Ardingly College, Bevendean Primary and Meridian Primary will be at Rudyard Kipling.
  • Mile Oak Primary will be at Peter Gladwin.