Type of Artist:
Children’s Author with TV background, offering school assemblies and workshops with readings.
Lively interactive talks and workshops with readings, Q&As, Meet the Author, Author Interviews.
Sessions for adults provided as well.
DetailsPreferred age range:
From EYFS to Y6
Maximum number in any one session:
Workshops up to 60. No upper limit on Talks or Q&As or Meet the Author.
No of sessions per day:
Usually 3 – 4 sessions, of varying length, across the school day with a ‘meet and greet’ book sale and signing after school or after the event.
EYFS & Reception: 20 minutes or so.
Years 1 & 2: 30 – 40 minutes or so
Years 3 – 6: Usually 45 – 60 minutes, but I will occasionally extend to 90 minutes.
Book signings on completion of session/school day/event.
Areas prepared to travel to:
Oxfordshire based, but happy to travel up to an hour or so into neighbouring counties (Glos, Bucks, Herts, Warks, Northants, Beds, Surrey, Berks and Wilts) also North and West London areas.
Bristol and Manchester areas also possible – providing overnights and travel expenses met.
Usually I drive, charging 45p per mile, or train & tube fares for London or longer journeys.
Please email us for details
Hold PLI (public liability insurance):
I hold public liability insurance.
Cas Lester's website page
The Nixie the Bad, Bad Fairy series.
Harvey Drew and the Bin Men From Outer space, and two other Harvey Drew books.
Wilfred the (Un)Wise
Do You Speak Chocolate?
I’ve also written several books for reading schemes like Oxford Reading Tree, OUP Project X and Pearson’s Bug Club
Previous career was in CBBC Credits include:
The Story of Tracy Beaker
From school children:
‘The best day of school I ever had.’
‘I like doing writing now and I never used to.’
‘An extraordinarily amazing time.’
‘The workshop was fantastic. The mix of real examples from the book and top writing tips inspired the children to create their own amazing characters. They were thoroughly enthralled and motivated from start to finish.
Cas did an event for 300 of our pupils. She was the pinnacle of our Book Week event and the children loved her. She also did a gifted and talented workshop, which was inspirational. I would not hesitate to have Cas again, come in to entertain the troops! She was funny, warm and educational. What a recipe!
Faringdon Junior School
From a parent:
My eldest . . . came home today telling me all about Nixie the Bad, Bad Fairy and Cas Lester. He never tells me anything about school so this is a big deal! The visit clearly made an impression . . . Is there a book sale this week, I'd really like to buy a copy of the Nixie book.
Cas Lester's Amazon site