Children’s author knowledge | Jon Biddle

After a hectic few weeks travelling around the country to various literacy conferences and helping organise a R4P TeachMeet event in Fakenham, I’ve finally found some time to write a blog post. I recently raised the question in the Reading for Pleasure Facebook group of how many authors an ‘average’ child in Year 5/6 would be able to name. I thought that most of them would know the ‘Big Guns’ (including Roald Dahl, David Walliams, Michael Morpurgo, Jacqueline Wilson and possibly JK Rowling), but how many others? The general consensus was from the teachers, librarians and authors in the group…

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