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.


Featured events

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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:

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


on demand

Christmasaurus Show

Friday 2nd December

Watch 2:00 – 2:30 GMT Christmas Special! The countdown to...
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Clare Balding - 2016

Friday 14th October 2016

Join bestselling

author Clare Balding for an inspirational...
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Roald Dahl Day 2016

Roald Dahl Day 2016 - Tuesday 13th September 2016 - 2pm BST

This year, the whole world is celebrating 100 years...
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Rick Riordan Stories

RICK RIORDAN’S MYTHS AND LEGENDS SPECIAL

On the 26th of...
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