Welcome to Pea Green Boat Books!


We are Author and Illustrator Events Organisers and Independent Booksellers specialising in children's literature.


For more information about our Services and to view our ever expanding Catalogue of the Authors and Illustrators please see the About Us page. It also contains tips on budgeting, timing and How to Book an event. Of course, we are always help you navigate their splendid array of talent if you have any questions.




Dear Schools,


The Introduction to our Authors & Illustrators Catalogue can be found on the About Us page. It outlines our services and provides a Table of Authors & Illustrators by Key Stage to assist you in planning future author visits.


Our Catalogue covers over 100 Authors and Illustrators who are available for school visits. Feel free to peruse the list in its entirety in the attached, and select any authors or illustrators who may be of interest over the year. We can then provide you with further information on their events, fee schedules and availability.


‚ÄčRemember, if you don't see the person you are looking for in the catalogue, simply contact us and

we will source them on your behalf.


New & Noteworthy Additions to Our Catalogue


Lauren Child, Current Children's Laureate 2017 - 2019


Chris Riddell, Children's Laureate 2015 - 2017


Malorie Blackman, Children's Laureate 2013 - 2015

Available from 2018 (before that her diary is full!)


Juno Dawson

We are delighted to announce that we are now the sole booking agent for Juno Dawson's school events!


Katherine Rundell

Author of Rooftoppers & Wolf Wilder


MG Leonard

Author of Beetle Boy & Beetle Queen


Peter Bunzl

Author of Cogheart & Moonlocket



Cross-Curricular Enrichment


We also help schools to organise events across different departments, throughout the school year -- not just for World Book Day! (It's also a way to share costs across budgets.) So please share our catalogue with your colleagues and let us know how we can help facilitate cross-curricular projects. Here are a few examples that have worked extremely well:


  • Science Week / STEM -- MG Leonard - Beetle Boy (KS2)


  • Art & Design / Story Boarding and Illustration -- Garry Parsons - Picture Books and Commercial Work

(KS2 - Adult)


  • Gender Studies / PSHE / Diversity / Identity / Mental Health / LGBTQ -- Juno Dawson - This Book is Gay, Mind your Head, Being a Boy, and novels with LGBTQ themes (KS3+)


  • Geography -- Kiran Millwood Hargrave - The Girl of Ink & Stars (KS2)


  • Roman History -- Caroline Lawrence - The Roman Mysteries (KS2)


  • History -- Lydia Syson - WWII with That Burning Summer, Spanish Civil War with A World Between Us, and the 1871 Paris Commune with Liberty's Fire (all KS3+)


  • Greek Mythologies & Ancient Egypt - Lucy Coats - Atticus, Beasts of Olympus series, Cleo duology (KS1 - KS3)


  • Drama - Sara Grant - Chasing Danger series (KS3)


We look forward to hearing from you soon!


With all best wishes,


Captain & Crew


Adriana Pray Haines


Pea Green Boat Books

Set sail for lifelong adventures in reading!




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