On-demand: Creating Characters with Jacqueline Wilson, Nick Sharratt and Rick Riordan

Tune in to challenge your students to think and write creatively and get them inventing their own characters.

Featuring top tips, wise words and draw-alongs with the biggest names in the business!

What to expect on show day:

  • At 1.30pm a countdown will begin playing (this isn’t part of the show)
  • At 2.00pm the show begins – Lights! Camera! Action!
  • Remember your pencils and paper for the draw-along with Nick Sharratt
  • Let us know you’re watching by tweeting #CreatingCharacters @PuffinBooks
  • At 2.30pm the show ends (but you can watch it again On-Demand afterwards)
  • Keep an eye out for info on the next show!

Enjoy a sneak peak into our featured picture books:

After the show, challenge your pupils to put everything they’ve learned into practice by writing a story for The Jacqueline Wilson Creative Writing Prize


Free teaching resources

Download this KS1-2 creative writing resource pack based on the fantastic work of Vashti Harrison, Rick Riordan, Allan Ahlberg and Jacqueline Wilson!

Register for Creating Characters with Jacqueline Wilson, Nick Sharratt and Rick Riordan

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Once you’re logged in you will be able to register for this show, submit questions to the author, enter competitions, and also watch the show live.

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We're delighted to partner this show with STAEDTLER Teachers’ Club UK!

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