Type of Artist:
Authors Online, Author, Poet
Performance with readings/ Q&A / poems / songs
ENTERTAINING AND INSPIRING PERFORMANCE-BASED SESSIONS WITH SONGS, STORIES, AND A LOT OF LAUGHTER
DetailsPreferred age range:
Nursery-Year 6 (3-11). Very happy to go to Year 7/8 as well.
No of sessions per day:
For schools, normally 3-4 sessions. Workshops by arrangement.
20-25 mins for Foundation Stage;
40-45 minutes for KS1;
an hour for KS2/3 Workshops:
normally 1 hour each, depending on needs.
Book signings normally held at end of visit after all sessions completed
Areas prepared to travel to:
Based in Gloucestershire but happy to travel anywhere!
Normally car: 45p per mile
Train for long journeys
Please email us for details
John Dougherty website
The Stinkbomb & Ketchup-Face series
Dinosaurs & Dinner-Ladies (poetry)
There’s a Pig Up My Nose (picture book) Winner of the The Oscar's Book Prize 2018
plus loads of others including:
The Zeus on the Loose series
The Bansi O’Hara books The Jack Slater, Monster Investigator books
John has also written several books for reading schemes including Oxford Reading Tree, Project X, Treetops & Collins Big Cats.
“A wonderful ambassador for books... A John Dougherty session is such fun that his young audiences - big or small - might not realise just quite how much they're learning." - PHILIP ARDAGH
" Fantastic... a wonderful inspiration. There really is no substitute for this sort of experience" - Deputy Head, Berkshire
"Amazing... without a doubt one of the best author events that I have experienced"-Tamara McFarlane, Tales on Moon Lane Children's Bookshop, London.
" John is one of the very best authors for schools we've had... certainly at the front rank of authors that I'd recommend for both schools and festival events" - Teresa Lowe, children's events programmer, Glasgow West End Festival
“[Since John’s visit] interest in the art of writing… as well as the pure pleasure of reading AND being read to, has increased ten-fold” - Literacy co-ordinator, Gloucestershire
" It gave me more courage with my own writing" - Year 5 pupil
" I didn't want him to stop, it was such fun!" - Year 3 pupil " He made me think that writing is fun and I could do it" - Year 2 pupil
"A natural entertainer, with a guitar-strumming comedy routine that would go down well on kids' TV" - Stroud News & Journal
John Dougherty Amazon site