Author of the week series

Greg James and Chris Smith - credit Jenny Smith

Our 'Author of the week’ series brings you regular exclusive videos, activities and free digital books for children. It’s all hosted for free on Family Zone, which was launched to support families during school closures. Launched by Greg James and Chris Smith, we are working in partnership with publishers, authors and illustrators to support children to continue to access stories.

Latest authors
  • Robin Stevens

    Write a detective story with Robin Stevens

    Read an extract from Robin Stevens's latest story Death Sets Sail, find out how to write a detective story and download the activities.
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  • Roy of the Rovers: Kick-Off

    Tom Palmer shares Roy of the Rovers

    Take part in the Premier League challenge and read two free eBooks.
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  • Ben Fogle

    Ben Fogle's explorer activity pack

    Ben Fogle reads from Mr Dog and the Faraway Fox and shares his tips for becoming a nature explorer.
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  • Dan Freedman

    Dan Freedman shares a free Jamie Johnson book

    Get a free eBook and take part in the Premier League's Create a Character challenge.
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  • Ade Adepitan

    Get a free audiobook with Ade Adepitan

    Watch wheelchair basketball hero and TV personality Ade Adepitan explain the story behind Cyborg Cat books, and listen to the free audiobook!
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  • Greg James and Chris Smith - credit Jenny Smith

    Get a free Kid Normal superhero story

    Learn how to write a superhero story with Greg James and Chris Smith, and download a free audiobook.
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  • Tom Percival

    Read free extracts and learn how to draw the Dream Team characters with Tom Percival

    Read the first chapter of A Case of the Jitters, find out all about the Dream Team characters, Meesha Makes Friends and download the activities.
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For older learners

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