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CHILDREN’S AUTHOR IN NORFOLK FOR SCHOOL LIBRARY OPENINGS

Children’s author Steve Skidmore will be guest of honour when he opens two school libraries next month.

The writer – who with co-author Steve Barlow makes up The Two Steves – will be entertaining children and parents at All Saints Academy in Stoke Ferry and St Martin at Shouldham Primary Academy in Shouldham on Friday 16 March.

He will start the day at All Saints talking to children before officially opening the school’s new library at 11.30am.

He will then have lunch with children before transferring to St Martin at Shouldham, where he will again entertain children before opening that school’s library at 3pm.

Steve – originally from Leicester – trained as a teacher of Drama, English and Film and taught in several schools and colleges before teaming up with Steve Barlow to become a full-time author.

The Two Steves, one of Britain’s most popular comedy writing and performing double act for young people, have written over 200 books together. They have also acted as series editors on several reading programmes for several major publishing houses.

The library at St Martin is completely new with the books being transferred from a former library in another building. The library at All Saints has been refurbished and is more attractive and child friendly.

Katherine Howe, Executive Headteacher of both schools, said: “We are delighted that Steve Skidmore will be spending the day at our schools entertaining children and opening our libraries. The children know his books well and are very excited about the prospect of meeting him in person. I am sure his infectious enthusiasm and zest for learning will stay with them for a long time.”