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.
28th April 2:00 – 2:30 pm
Celebrate Terry Pratchett Day at your school with a show all about The Wee Free Men! Hosted by CBBC’s Ed Petrie, your class will
learn all about Terry’s remarkable imagination and writing process, plus find out top tips for creating their own magical worlds.
Show highlights you can look forward to:
- Terry Pratchett’s best friend and right-hand man Rob Wilkins answering your questions
- A draw-along with illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson
- Writing tips from authors Dave Rudden (Irish Children’s Book of the Year Knights of the Borrowed Dark),
Robin Stevens (Murder Most Unladylike) and Jennifer Bell (The Uncommoners)
- A crash course in speaking like a Wee Free Man – get ready to do your best Scottish accent!
See your school name on screen! Send in your class’s weirdest and most wonderful answers to the following question: What would be in your imaginary world?Get your copy of The Wee Free Men
Download The Wee Free Men Teacher Resources
What is Puffin Virtually Live?
Imagine if you could ask your favourite author anything . . . Puffin Virtually Live gives millions of children the opportunity to
do just that. It is a free series of curriculum-tailored webcasts starring children’s authors and illustrators.It brings stories to
life and encourages reading for pleasure for Key Stage 2 pupils. It is watched in classrooms around the world. Each 30-
minute episode is comprised of author interviews (led by questions from the online audience), fun videos, draw-alongs and
theatrical performances. The show is designed for formal learning: curriculum-linked lesson plans accompany every event,
providing teachers with book extracts and all the tools they need to prepare their classes pre-show, and to stimulate
classroom discussion post-event. Most schools outside big cities would never get the opportunity for an author visit – but
through Puffin Virtually Live, millions of children around the world can meet their heroes, and all they need is an internet
connection. Here are some of the best bits