Welcome to Ian MacDonald's Author in Schools website!

Other Organisations

As well as his regular visits to schools, Ian provides storytimes, readings and workshops in a range of other venues including libraries, museums and visitor attractions.

Popular themes include:

  • Dinosaurs
  • The Ancient Egyptians
  • World War II
  • Space… and aliens!
  • journeys

If you have a venue that you think may benefit from for an author visit please get in contact with Ian to make an enquiry.

Devon Libraries

In 2009 Ian was guest of Devon Libraries and toured the county with his workshop programme for children.

The event was called DINOSAUR DAY and attracted youngsters of all age ages who enjoyed meeting Spike the dinosaur ( as well as Ian!).

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On board HMS Victory Ian met pupils from a local school to share his historical narrative, Powder Monkey. He read extracts from the story and lead a writing workshop based on life on board Nelson’s flagship! Powder Monkey is the story of Jack, a reluctant time traveller who finds himself smack in the middle of the Battle of Trafalgar.

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World War Two Day

Sams Spitfire Summer tells the story of a young evacuee transported to the Kent countryside. The story provided the means to teach children of the events of World War II at The Battle of Britain Memorial Site at Capel-le-Ferne Folkestone.
If you have a visitor attraction or museum featuring World War II contact Ian to find out more.

A young visitor to the Capel le Ferne site makes his Spitfire picture while listening to the story.