"Toadstool Tales' visit ... was a fantastic was to inspire children from EYFS, KS1 and KS2 with reading. Charlotte and Fliss adapted sessions to suit the needs of the children based on prior discussions and were able to personalise workshops to suit."

Steph Gibbs, Reading Lead and LKS2 Teacher, Steam Mills Primary School.


As qualified teachers with over 29 years of experience between us, we offer author visits, workshops and curriculum maps that combine our in-depth knowledge of teaching objectives with our literary passion, creating fun and engaging learning experiences for children.

  • Charlotte Taylor MA (Hons) Psychology and PGDE (Distinction) Primary
  • Felicity Simister BA (Hons) Children's Literature with QTS Primary

“It was great to have Charlotte L. Taylor visit our school on World Book Day. As a qualified primary teacher and author, Charlotte’s presentation hit just the right balance with the children. Her books are exciting for children but also have many messages which link well with values-based education.”

Sara Herriott—Deputy Head and English Lead, Brampton Abbotts CE Primary School.

Author Visits

Charlotte's visits take the form of fun, engaging and educational class or key-stage workshops, which explore different themes found within her books and link to the Nation Curriculum for England (2014):

  • Exploring and writing poetry
  • Making predictions from what you know
  • Forming inferences
  • Aspirational journeys
  • Creative writing
  • P.S.H.E. and Friendship

Each presentation is followed by a question and answer session with the children and a key-stage appropriate follow-up activity.

A book sale and signing session can be held at the end of the school day.


Follow the links to view available learning sessions for the children in your school.

"I loved the fact that we had someone from our area come in and read us her amazing book and the fact that we got to write freely what was going to happen next was an amazing opportunity. So I thank her ever so much."

Year 6 student, Coalway Junior School.

"It was quickly clear that these are resources made by a teacher for teachers. Someone who really understands the expectations of the curriculum, demands on teachers’ time and how to engage children. The resources ... are thoughtfully considered to match the National Curriculum, with links made explicit and clear. They support pupils to develop the reading skills that are essential to make them confident and competent readers."

Natasha Bradley, Deputy Headteacher and Gloucestershire Education Leader, B.Ed (Hons) with QTS.

Curriculum Maps

Twigs may be a mischievous character, but she loves to learn! In this instructional guide for the classroom, the time-saving lesson plans and collaborative activities will help bring Broken Twigs: Farewell to Faerie Forest to life. 

Covering six to eight weeks of learning, this guide helps children to explore more deeply the interesting themes within the story using discussion and guided work, whilst encouraging them to develop a love for reading as they connect with Twigs on her perilous adventure.

Key features of this guide:

  • Fun content which has been mapped to the National Curriculum for England (2014) objectives
  • An abundance of question types to address all of the main skills children need to master in order to become independent and happy readers
  • Creative activities which also support speaking and listening skills during guided and group work
  • Flexible planning that will adapt to your style of teaching
  • Linked writing opportunities to support the KS2 curriculum
  • P.S.H.E. lessons on Friendship, offering a cross-curricular approach to teaching and learning

Twigs has also promised not to get into too much mischief when she visits, although that cannot really be guaranteed!

Read Aloud and Book Talk with Kala Williams

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