Puffin Books virtually live

Welcome to Puffin Books Virtually Live, a series of free interactive webcasts from Puffin's bestselling authors. On this website you can find a selection of previous webcasts which you can watch on-demand, as well as details of forthcoming webcasts.

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Friday 20th November, 2:00-2:30


When: Friday 20 November

Venue: Online, in your classroom, library or school hall!

Starring: Host Zoe Salmon, illustrator Garry Parsons and comedian James Cambell , with videos featuring children’s author James Patterson

Save the date for the first ever Puffin Virtually Live webcast all about James Patterson children’s series Middle School. You can look forward to a packed show that will stretch your class’s creative writing and drawing skills.

We’ll be going on a trip to Australia with James Patterson and learning how to play flag American Football. Plus illustrator Garry Parsons will be leading a global draw-along and comedian James Campbell will be giving a joke-telling master class and talking about what makes books funny!

Lesson plans coming soon!

Sign up now here!

You’ll find lots of brilliant resources to accompany the series on the James Patterson website (http://www.jamespatterson.co.uk/schools/) and we’ll have tailored resources up on the Virtually Live site soon.
Puffin Virtually Live is a free series of live, curriculum-tailored webcasts starring children’s authors and illustrators. By bringing stories to life, it encourages reading for pleasure for Key Stage 2 pupils. 

During a 30-minute episode you can look forward to author interviews (led by live questions from the online audience), draw-alongs and theatrical performances. Register and watch previous shows on demand at www.puffinvirtuallylive.co.uk

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