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We are thrilled to be supporting author Ellie Irving's visit to your school on Monday 3rd June! Ellie will be talking to the children about being an author and sharing some top tips and ideas, along with some her books - Oh Armadillo with KS1 and The Matilda Effect and For the Record with KS2.


We know that author visits often inspire children to want to read and share the author's books, so following the event there will be an opportunity for the children to meet Ellie and purchase their own  personalised and signed book.


Books will be available at an after school book signing following the event, but to pre-order a book and guarantee availability please follow the links to order below. Pre-orders need to be with us by midday on Sunday 2nd June. Please choose School Event as the delivery option from the drop down menu at the checkout, this will mean you do not pay a delivery charge and your book will be brought into school to be signed by the author at the event.

The following books are available to order:

Oh Armadillo! This Party's all Wrong! by Ellie Irving, illustrated by Robert Starling

Oh, Armadillo! is a hilarious picture book tale exploring the endlessly humorous mishaps of an Armadillo who wants to host the most amazing party. Armadillo sets out to please the jungle animals with all the classic party treats and games they enjoy, but everything turns out a little peculiar... like a sponge cake made of sponges and an actual musical chair!


As Armadillo misinterprets the most popular party games in the funniest ways, the jungle animals are quick to say everything is wrong until …

Oh Armadillo!

The Matilda Effect by Ellie Irving

Matilda loves science and inventing. Her heroes are Marie Curie, Leonardo da Vinci and Thomas Edison, and one day she wants to be a famous inventor herself. So, when she doesn’t win the school science fair, she’s devastated, especially as the judges didn’t believe she'd come up with her entry on her own!

When Matilda shares her woes with her Grandma Joss, she's astonished to learn her grandma was once a scientist herself, an astrophysicist who discovered her very own planet. Trouble is, Grandma Joss was also overlooked as her boss, Professor Smocks, stole her discovery for himself and he's about to be presented with a Nobel Prize. Matilda concocts a plan.  So begins a race against time on a journey through Paris, Hamburg and Stockholm, and on which they encounter a famous film star, a circus, and a wanted diamond thief...

The Matilda Effect!

For the Record by Ellie Irving

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Luke is a gifted but awkward ten-year-old who is obsessed with world records, and is nervous about starting senior school a year early as 'the swot with the dead dad'.


When Luke's tiny, unique Jersey village is in danger of being bulldozed to the ground to make way for a waste incinerator plant, the only way to stop it is by putting the village on the map: by breaking 50 world records in a week. With the help of geeky adjudicator Simon and a colourful cast of oddball village characters, this is Luke's chance to shine, to solve his mum's relationship problems, and to face his biggest fears - with bizarre, extraordinary consequences.

For the Record

All books will be delivered into school on the day of the visit and personalised and signed by Ellie Irving with the children. 

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